Langenargen: The 23rd Match Race Germany will be sailed and celebrated from 2-6 June in 2022 (this 25 years after its premiere in 1997) and will attract tens of thousands of visitors to Langenargen’s famous Gondola Harbour and its surrounding shores.
Originally planned for this autumn, it has been impossible to run the event, due to the current pandemic situation, not to mention that restrictions still to be expected in September.
“As a popular sailing festival, we are a major event where people should be able to get together in a relaxed and worry-free way,” says Harald Thierer, Event Manager of the organising Match Centre Germany.
“We have been in close discussions with the city of Langenargen and our partners. We share the belief that another postponement is the only right answer for the sport and the public. As the licensing situation was unclear, concepts for large events with tens of thousands of visitors did not seem safe enough from our perspective.”
Thierer explains: “We have made Match Race Germany what it is, because we have always been at full throttle. This decision is the only way we are able to make sailors from all over the world, their spectators, our partners and their guests happy.”
In 2022, the World Match Racing Tour will also resume full speed. The leading World Tour had to be reduced size during the pandemic, but it did not lose any if its pizazz. It now heads towards its final in December (15 19) in China and will be contested in Fareast 28R yachts.
All information on the World Match Racing Tour at: http://www.wmrt.com