The Event

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The fleet racing qualifying round is sailed in groups where each group competes in 6-8 fleet races.

The top five teams in each group qualify for the Super 16 Round. The teams at the bottom of each group will face each other in a knock-out round where one team will advance to the Super 16 Round.

Guided tour and introduction to the exhibition "MYSTRIUM" at Strandverket. 

Guided tour and introduction to the exhibition "MYSTRIUM" at Strandverket. 

A chance to meet the World Match Racing Tour sailors as they enter the Main Stage to talk about the racing of the day and the action on the Race Arena. 

The fleet racing qualifying round is sailed in groups where each group competes in 6-8 fleet races.

The top five teams in each group qualify for the Super 16 Round. The teams at the bottom of each group will face each other in a knock-out round where one team will advance to the Super 16 Round.

Guided tour and introduction to the exhibition "MYSTRIUM" at Strandverket. 

Guided tour and introduction to the exhibition "MYSTRIUM" at Strandverket. 

A chance to meet the World Match Racing Tour sailors as they enter the Main Stage to talk about the racing of the day and the action on the Race Arena. 

Bottom two from each Group compete in a sail-off to decide who moves on to the Super 16 knockout. Top three from each Group join the sail-off winners in a 16 team, first to three-point, knockout. 1v16, 2v15, 3v14 etc.

Guided tour and introduction to the exhibition "MYSTRIUM" at Strandverket. 

Get some wxcercise with our Zumba Instructor on the Main Stage. 

Get some exercise with our Zumba Instructor on the Main Stage. 

Guided tour and introduction to the exhibition "MYSTRIUM" at Strandverket. 

A chance to meet the World Match Racing Tour sailors as they enter the Main Stage to talk about the racing of the day and the action on the Race Arena. 

Event Partners and sponsors racing side by side with the professional sailors competing in GKSS Match Cup Sweden och the Race Arena. 

Event Partners and sponsors racing side by side with the professional sailors competing in GKSS Match Cup Sweden och the Race Arena. 

Remaining races from the Super 16 – knockout round.

Guided tour and introduction to the exhibition "MYSTRIUM" at Strandverket. 

Get some exercise with our Zumba Instructor on the Main Stage. 

Get some wxcercise with our Zumba Instructor on the Main Stage. 

Guided tour and introduction to the exhibition "MYSTRIUM" at Strandverket. 

A chance to meet the World Match Racing Tour sailors as they enter the Main Stage to talk about the racing of the day and the action on the Race Arena. 

Quarter-Finals and start of Semi-Finals (knockout format).

Guided tour and introduction to the exhibition "MYSTRIUM" at Strandverket. 

Get some exercise with our Zumba Instructor on the Main Stage. 

Get some wxcercise with our Zumba Instructor on the Main Stage. 

Guided tour and introduction to the exhibition "MYSTRIUM" at Strandverket. 

A chance to meet the World Match Racing Tour sailors as they enter the Main Stage to talk about the racing of the day and the action on the Race Arena. 

Guided tour and introduction to the exhibition "MYSTRIUM" at Strandverket. 

Finish Semi-Finals and complete Final/Petit-Final (knockout format).

Get some exercise with our Zumba Instructor at the Main Stage. 

Guided tour and introduction to the exhibition "MYSTRIUM" at Strandverket. 

Finish Semi-Finals and complete Final/Petit-Final (knockout format).

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How To Get Here

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Marstrand

One week every summer the picturesque and beautiful island of Marstrand transforms from a quiet archipelago village into a hotspot of the Swedish summer. With a hundred thousand plus visitors, the best match racing sailors in the world, the business society mingling, exciting nightlife and entertainment for the entire family, everyone is invited to a truly amazing week.

GKSS Match Cup Sweden has become Sweden's largest international sailing event and a natural meeting spot with over 15 000 accredited guest in 2013.

Marstrand was founded by King Haakon IV in the 1200s and became, together with the rest of Bohuslän a part of Sweden in connection with the Peace of Roskilde in 1658. Shipping, trade and fishing has been the city's primary industries, but their luck has varied in pace with the availability of herring, which has ruled the city's prosperity. It has also been affected by war several times during both the Danish-Norwegian and Swedish time.

Marstrand is a locality in Kungälvs municipality situated on two islands, the island of Marstrand and Koön. Marstrand is furthest out to sea, and home to the city center.

It is an idyllic town that in the summer is a major tourist destination and the Swedish sailing metropolis. Marstrand is a yearly basis for Marstrand Regatta, GKSS Match Cup Sweden and other major sailing championships. The city became one of the earliest and most popular seaside resorts, which were particularly high status thanks to King Oscar II's annual visit.

Explore the island, visit the fort and give the lighthouse a hug! Just 40 minutes from Gothenburg, you'll find the adventure!

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Organization

GKSS Match Cup Sweden is organized through the partnership between the World Match Racing Tour and the Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club (GKSS). After the pause in the event in 2006, due to changed sponsorship laws in Sweden, Brandspot AB bought the commercial rights to the event and have since run the event together with GKSS Event. 

Together with a group of sponsors, partners and the heroic effort from around 130 volunteers the event is built up, more or less from scratch, during only a few days ahead of the regatta, thanks to meticulous planning. After a week of sailing, socializing and enjoying the beautiful island that is Marstrand, the same group of people perform yet another amazing feat, to pack up the event and leave Marstrand in an even better shape than it was in when the event moved in. 

None of this would be possible without the support of our sponsors, volunteers and of course the municipality of Kungälv.  

Contacts

Press & Media:
Fabian Bengtsson
fabian@brandspot.com
+46-704-59 72 12
 
Senior Project Manager GKSS Match Cup Sweden:
Erica Berghagen
erica@brandspot.com
+46-735-09 18 34
 
GKSS Event:
Thomas Rahm
thomas@gkss.se
+46-31-696833