Websites and Workshops

Swedish Match Tour launches a new website, Workshop available for US IMS owners

Newport Bermuda Committee hosts IMS Owners Workshop

On March 8th at 1530hrs, the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) will host a US Sailing IMS Owner’s Committee (IMSOC) workshop at the Newport (RI) Hyatt Regency. The workshop kicks off the Cruising Club of America’s Safety at Sea Weekend.

The Newport Bermuda Race and the Onion Patch Series are America’s premier IMS events. Of the five hundred sailors attending the weekend seminar, many are IMS boat owners and crew meeting the Newport Bermuda Race Safety at Sea seminar requirements. It’s a perfect opportunity for these owners discuss the IMS rule and its future.

Dr. Bruce Eissner, US Sailing’s Offshore Committee Chairman, will chair the meeting. Eissner will be joined by US Sailing Offshore Director Dan Nowlan and US Sailing Technical Director Jim Teeters. These three have an intimate knowledge of the IMS from historical, operational and technical perspectives.

Discussion will include: IMS in the spectrum of handicapping rules; IMS popularity (worldwide and USA); IMS sub-fleets: 50’s, 40’s, IMS 600 (the 2003 Admiral’s Cup and fleet growth; 2002 IMS Rule changes , technical issues and opportunities; Laser measurement; US Sailing fleet and sailor Services; IMS Governance. Questions and open discussion will be encouraged.

IMS Owners interested in attending the workshop should RSVP with name of owner, yacht name, sail number and e-mail address to Nancy Helme, sas@cruisingclub.org Contact Talbot Wilson -TalbotWilson@compuserve.com

Swedish Match Tour launches new web site

The Swedish Match Tour, the world’s premier professional sailing series, announces the launch of its new official Web site, Swedishmatchtour.com. The redesign of the Web site, following on the heels of an official name change, is the latest step in the Swedish Match Tour’s re-branding,

"With the America’s Cup approaching and so many of our competitors affiliated with syndicates it is our duty to our sport to showcase the Swedish Match Tour and its competitors in the best way possible," said Pierre Tinnerholm, President, Swedish Match Tour. "To that end, we have worked very hard to produce an informative Web site that is suitable for everyone interested in the Swedish Match Tour."

Swedishmatchtour.com features the latest results, event information, press releases, skipper profiles, photos, match racing information and television schedules as well as other features including streaming video and an on-line store.

The next event on the Swedish Match Tour is the Steinlager Line 7 Cup March 19-24, in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Swedish Match Tour is comprised of eight of the world's leading professional sailing events and is proving to be the ultimate battleground of sailing.
In addition to more than US$400,000 in individual event prize money, the Swedish Match Tour awards US$200,000 to the top eight sailors on the Swedish Match Tour, with the first-place skipper netting US$60,000.
www.swedishmatchtour.com.