Thursday, September 17, 2009

Chicago Match Race Center Kicks Off Regatta Today

Chicago Match Race Center - Photo Credit: Peter McGowan

In an unprecedented attempt to optimize time, talent, and valuable ISAF Grade 3 match race points, the Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC) will host two consecutive match race events to close their 2009 competitive season.

The first, held over Thursday, September 17th through Friday, September 18th, will feature eight invited teams from around the US, while the second, held over Saturday, September 19th through Sunday, September 20th, will add two more teams for a field of ten.

'This was an idea we had to try and get as much bang-for-the-buck value as possible in terms of competitive time on the water and accrual of points on the ISAF Ranking List,' said CMRC Director Bill Hardesty. 'It will be risky to get the full format of racing into the short amount of time that we have, but our race management, umpire, and logistic teams have been superb this season, so we’re confident they can work with whatever weather comes our way.'

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Visit the Chicago Match Race Center Website for more info.