Alpari World Match Racing Tour

The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) has announced that its season finale is set to return to the Swedish island of Marstrand, with organisers also stating next year’s edition of the sailing series will feature the biggest-ever prize fund in the history of the sport.

Swedish-based firm Aston Harald has struck a deal to acquire the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) sailing series.

The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) sailing series has added a UK event to its 2015-16 schedule.

This year’s packed yacht racing calendar perfectly illustrates the breadth and diversity of the sport. While the showpiece America’s Cup will be contested by the world’s finest crews and their billionaire backers in San Francisco next month, this summer also sees the latest edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht race, in which amateur crews embark on the experience of a lifetime, racing up to 40,000 miles in 12 identical boats. But a packed calendar also sees rights properties competing for eyeballs, commercial partners and host ports – often from the same, limited pool. Matt Cutler brought together four leading names in the business of sailing to get their take on various commercial issues facing the sport.