WMRT Stage 1: Freemantle

The inaugural event of the 2016 World Match Racing Tour is almost here and the introduction of the M32 guarantees that everything will be different.

2016 World Match Racing Tour season opener is a six-day event under a new format of racing - M32 high-performance catamaran fleet and match racing from 2 - 7 March 2016.The first event will be hosted in Freemantle,Western Australia at Bathers Beach.

The World Match Racing Tour is set for a thrilling 2016 season. The prospect of high-octane multihull racing and seven-figure prize money is attracting new names to the World Match Racing Tour for the first time. The world's best sailors including six-time Match Racing World Champion Ian Williams from Great Britain, former Olympic sailors - Yann Guichard (FRA), Matthias Rahm (SWE), Sally Barkow (USA) and former Volvo Ocean Race helmsman Nicolai Sehested (DEN) and many more will compete on the 2016 circuit.

Follow all the action here and check back for livestreaming of the entire event!