Qingdao added to World Match Racing Tour series schedule

June 18, 2010

China is the latest venue to be added to the ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) series schedule.

Qingdao will host the ‘Qingdao Match Cup’ which has been added to the 2010 tour, and will take place between 19-25 October.

President of the Qingdao Yachting Association, Wang Xiulin, and Peter Gilmour, President of the WMRT signed a five-year agreement through to 2014 for Qingdao to host an annual stage of the WMRT.

Gilmour said: “The ability of the city of Qingdao to organise a stage of the WMRT in such a short amount of time was something we analysed carefully.

As both a competitor and organiser I am delighted to see that the penultimate stage of the 2010 Tour will be simply outstanding as the city of Qingdao is now ready for the Tour.”

Qingdao was home to the sailing events for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.