The first event of the 2017 WMRT season in the chase for the World Championship title will be the WMRT Match Cup Australia in Perth, March 20-25.
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The Australian event will actually consist of two regattas over a ten-day period.
The first three days, March 16 to 18, will be the WMRT Perth Match Cup, a World Tour level event.
From this event the top two contenders will qualify in to the World Championship level event starting just one day later, the WMRT Match Cup Australia.
Ten WMRT Tour Card teams are already qualified in to the event.
These teams, who have won their Tour Cards due to their match racing ranking, prior results or via wild cards, are yet to be announced at this date.
Four additional teams have also qualified to the WMRT Match Cup Australia after finishing at the top of the WMRT World Tour level events in Poland and Sweden earlier this year.
Three Scandinavian teams with the two Swedes of Nicklas Dackhammar, Essiq Racing and young Måns Holmberg, Typhoon X Racing together with the Danish Olympic medalist Allan Nørregaard will push for the top at the season opener in Perth.
WMRT Match Cup Australia will be held March 20-25, 2017.
WMRT Perth Match Cup will be held March 16-18, 2017.
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25 November 2016 9:40 GMT