Please select your home edition
Edition
Feb-Nov23 Leaderboard Lasdrop2

Women's World Match Racing Tour announces 2024 Season

by Women's WMRT 8 Feb 22:14 GMT
Women's World Match Racing Tour 2024 © Women's World Match Racing Tour

The Women's World Match Racing Tour today announced its 2024 season of five events in four countries featuring returning events in the USA, France and Denmark, and a new event in Marstrand, Sweden. Now in its third season after re-launching in 2022, the women's world tour is the only all-female global professional series in sailing, designed to promote and grow participation of women in sailing and match racing.

The 2024 Women's Tour will kick off from 23-26 April (race days) at the Santa Maria Cup, hosted by Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis, USA. A premier women's match racing event for over 20 years, past winners of the Santa Maria Cup include notable international stars of women's sailing such as Betsy Alison, Dawn Riley, Cory Sertl, Liz Baylis, Sally Barkow and Anna Tunicliffe. The event will be sailed in J/22s on the Severn River in Annapolis.

Stage 2 of the Tour will follow directly after Annapolis with a back-to-back event at the Casa Vela Cup in San Francisco, CA hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, 2-5 May (race days). Launched last year with its debut on the Women's World Match Racing Tour, the Casa Vela Cup is also competed in J/22's with racing directly in front of the St. Francis Yacht Club with its impressive backdrop of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. This year's event will also finish on a Sunday allowing club members to watch the racing from the upper viewing deck of the club with live commentary.

The Tour then heads to Europe for the Normandy Match Cup in Le Havre, France from 17-20 May (race days), sailed in J80's. Last year's Normandy Match Cup event was won by defending event champion and 2022 Women's World Match Racing Tour champion Pauline Courtois and her Match in Pink Normandy Elite Team.

As a new addition to the Women's World Match Racing Tour for 2024, the Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club in Sweden will host eight women's teams at the Nordea Women's Trophy - Match Cup Sweden for Stage 4 of the Women's Tour from 1-6 July. The extended event will take place during the same week as the long-standing GKSS Match Cup Sweden, one of the founding events of the Open World Match Racing Tour, this year celebrating its 30th edition.

Stage 5 of the 2024 Women's Tour will see the teams return to Skovshoved Harbour in Copenhagen, Denmark from 5-8 Sept (race days) for the third edition of the KDY Women's Match Race Denmark hosted by the Royal Danish Yacht Club. The event was won last year by defending champions Anna Östling and her Wings Sailing Team from Sweden, who also secured the 2023 Women's World Match Racing Tour title.

Women's World Match Racing Tour 2024

Stage 1 - Santa Maria Cup, Annapolis USA, 23-26 April
Stage 2 - Casa Vela Cup, San Francisco USA, 2-5 May
Stage 3 - Normandy Match Cup, Le Havre, 17-20 May
Stage 4 - Nordea Women's Trophy - Match Cup Sweden, Marstrand, 1-6 July
Stage 5 - KDY Women's Match Race, Skovshoved, Denmark, 5-8 Sept

*Race days only published

A team's Tour points total will be the sum of their best three (3) scores.

The team with the highest score at the end of the season will be 2024 Women's World Match Racing Tour Champion.

View/download 2024 Notice of Tour.

Related Articles

US to host top Women's Match Racing events
As part of the 2024 Women's World Match Racing Tour St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco and Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis have once again teamed up to host the top women's match racing teams at back-to-back events as part of the 2024 Women's World Match Racing Tour. Posted on 20 Jan
2023 KDY Women's Match Race Overall
WINGS clinch Denmark win and Women's World Tour title Sweden's WINGS match racing team led by Anna Östling have been crowned 2023 Women's World Match Racing Tour champions after winning the final stage of the tour at the KDY Women's Match Race in Skovshoved Harbour. Posted on 25 Sep 2023
2023 KDY Women's Match Race - Chasing the double
Anna Östling and WINGS crew won all of their six races today Anna Östling and her tenacious WINGS crew today won all of their six races to regain joint lead of the qualifying stage at the KDY Women's Match Race, the final stage of the 2023 Women's World Match Racing Tour, hosted by the Royal Danish Yacht Club. Posted on 22 Sep 2023
KDY Women's Match Race in Denmark Day 1
Camilla Ulrikkeholm and Lea Richter Vogelius undefeated Danish match racers Camilla Ulrikkeholm and Lea Richter Vogelius finished the opening day of the KDY Women's Match Race in Skovshoved Harbour undefeated with four wins out of four races. Posted on 21 Sep 2023
Kiwi women on the ascent
James Boyd caught up with Celia Willison at Cowes While New Zealand has spawned some of the world's most famous male match racing skippers - Chris Dickson, Russell Coutts, Dean Barker, Adam Minoprio, Phil Robertson - female Kiwi skippers have made less of an impression...until now. Posted on 19 Sep 2023
Women's Match Racing Worlds in Denmark overall
Pauline Courtois wins third match racing world title in a row Superlight winds made it difficult to finish the 2023 Women's Match Racing World Championship finals. French skipper and now triple world champion made winning look easy. Posted on 7 Jul 2023
Women's Match Racing Worlds in Denmark Day 3
Swedish skipper injured after a spectacular crash in the hunt for gold Already littered with spectacular capsizes and impressive sailing, the 2023 Women's Match Racing World Championship proves that women are not afraid to go full throttle when they fight for the gold medal. Posted on 7 Jul 2023
Women's Match Racing Worlds in Denmark Day 2
World Champion undefeated after two days of racing A low pressure with thunderstorms, lightning, and strong winds was predicted to hit the racing area Wednesday afternoon, so an early start could make it possible to catch up on some of the flights that were cancelled on the first day. Posted on 6 Jul 2023
Women's Match Racing Worlds in Denmark Day 1
World Champion Pauline Courtois and Lea Richter Vogelius in front The first day of racing at the 2023 Women's Match Racing World Championship - powered by Bunker One - got off to a flying start in a solid breeze. Posted on 5 Jul 2023
Women's World Match Racing Tour Normandy overall
Pauline Courtois defends title with her Match in Pink team French female match racer Pauline Courtois and her Match in Pink Normandy Elite team proved unstoppable yesterday as they defended their Normandie Match Cup title in Le Havre, France, Stage 3 of the 2023 Women's World Match Racing Tour. Posted on 30 May 2023