- Further delay for World Match Racing Tour Final in Shenzhen, China
Organisers of the World Match Racing Tour have announced the postponed 2021 WMRT Final scheduled for 15-20 March 2022 in Shenzhen, China will not be able to go ahead due to ongoing border closures and Covid-19 restrictions in China.
Despite the event organisers being fully prepared and ready to welcome competitors and officials to Shenzhen in March, it has not been possible to secure the necessary travel visas to China in time for the event, combined with the current minimum 21-day quarantine period for all event participants on arrival in Shenzhen.
“Sadly, the current rules on securing travel visas to China, as well as the minimum isolation period on arrival have made it impossible for us to go ahead with the event.” commented WMRT Executive Director James Pleasance.
The Tour organisers are continuing discussions with their event partner in Shenzhen and local authorities over the coming weeks to explore the options of hosting an additional event to the season later in the year when competitors and officials will be allowed entry to China.
In the meantime, the 2022 WMRT season will start as scheduled in April with the Ficker Cup (13-16 April) and 57th Congressional Cup (18-23 April).
2022 World Match Racing Tour Schedule
Ficker Cup, Long Beach, CA, USA, 13 – 16 April
*Congressional Cup, Long Beach, CA, 18 – 23 April
Szczecin Match Race, Poland, 28 April – 1 May
Porto Montenegro Match Race, 6 – 8 May
NJK Open Spring Cup, Finland, 20 – 22 May
Island Match Cup, Puerto Rico, 24 – 29 May Cancelled
GKSS Spring Cup Sweden, 4 – 5 June
OM International Ledro Match Race, 16 – 19 June
*GKSS Match Cup Marstrand, 4 – 9 July
Chicago Grand Slam, USA, 12 – 14 August
International Match Race for the Detroit Cup, USA, 18 – 21 August
Oakcliff International, Oyster Bay NY, USA, 25 – 29 August
Thompson Cup, Oyster Bay NY, USA, 30 August – 3 September
Baltic Match Race, Estonia, 7 – 11 September
Match Race Germany, 29 September – 3 October
DBS Marina Bay Cup, Singapore, 30 September – 3 October
Polish Open, Szczecin, Poland, 7-9 October
*Bermuda Gold Cup, 17 – 22 October
*Shenzhen Bao’an Match Cup: WMRT Finals 2022, 6-11 December
*World Championship (WC) Events