Starting Wednesday, the world’s top sailing talent will begin a five-day battle of high-intensity match racing for the right to claim the Chicago Match Cup, Stage 4 and the only U.S. stop on the Alpari World MatchRacing Tour (AWMRT). A total of $75,000 in prize money is at stake, as well as valuable points on the World Championship year-long series.
Sopot Match Race, the latest event on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, saw an impressive come-from-behind victory for British skipper Ian Williams' GAC Pindar team on a day that seemed set to be sailed in light northerly winds. That was until the wind shut down, performed a 180 degree turn, and then filled in with a sudden blustery 20 knots from the south.
One of the most exciting developments in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour for 2014 is the addition of Sopot Match Race into its roster of events.