The ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championships organising committee are pleased to announce a prize fund of €10,000 to be allocated to the top sailors competing at next week’s World Championships. These semi-professional female sailors will battle it out for this top prize pot of money.
Chairman of the event Ronan Enright comments “ Having a prize fund shows the commitment this event has to attract some of the world’s best sailors, it also shows how fortunate we are to have sponsors like Cork County Council and Port Of Cork without whom we could not run such events.”
Thirteen international teams are due in the home of sailing, the Royal Cork Yacht Club, in Crosshaven from June 3rd to 8th to compete at this year’s World Championship. This includes Danish Sailor Camilla Ulrikkeholm World No 1 in the Women’s World Matching Racing Rankings. The New Zealand entry having to leave her own team at home has managed to pick up some of Irelands top match racing sailors including Bella Morehead and Diana Kissane who were runners up in the Irish Match Racing trials in April 2014. The US entry Stephanie Roble with her team Epic Racing are also in deep preparation for their trip to Ireland and have been practising with the US Youth Squad and some of the top US coaches including Dave Perry and Taylor Canfield.
Great racing is expected with strong competition for the prize fund on offer. Spectators are guaranteed nail biting sailing – all from the comfort of Camden Fort Meagher in Crosshaven. Not only will they enjoy breath taking views of Cork Harbour, they will have unrivalled birds eye viewing of the best match racing to be seen in Cork Harbour this year.
For this event the prize money will be allocated to the first 7 teams.
Prize Money Allocation: