Valencia – M32 World is setting up base in Valencia to deliver seven events across M32 Academy programs, M32 Series fleet racing and World Match Racing Tour qualifiers as Marina Valencia becomes the home of the high-performance M32 catamarans in Europe this winter.
If you are looking to perfect the essentials of M32 sailing, to improve your starting techniques, find that extra speed edge, or get an M32 Match Racing License then M32 Academy kicks off from mid-January to shake out those winter cobwebs and kickstart your 2018 sailing campaign.
The M32 Series Mediterranean will run three events to crown a winter champion by 18th March, with events 19-21st January, 16-18th February and 16-18th March. Sailing in Valencia gives competitors the chance to race on the same course as the 32nd Americas Cup and experience the legacy that was left by the event in the Port America’s Cup which will play host to M32 catamarans all winter. M32 Series events in Valencia have been timed with dates of the M32 Miami Winter Series, so competitors wishing to run a full M32 sailing campaign this winter can do so both sides of the Atlantic, with leasing opportunities available at both locations. The February event also runs just ahead of the first World Match Racing Tour qualifier – an opportunity to see some of the World’s greatest sailors racing in the M32 catamaran, and with the professionals in town it provides a unique opportunity to pick their brains for top tips at organised social events.
Between the 20-25th February, World Match Racing Tour will take over M32 World to host back-to-back qualifier events for the 2018 Championship season. These two qualifier events will run under the same three-day format as the 2017 season qualifiers. Qualification will be given to the top two teams at each event, with the dates and locations of the 2018 Championship season being announced early next year.
Lease boats will be available in Valencia. For owners bringing their own boat, assembled boat and trailer storage has been arranged at the Marina Valencia.
Corporate sailing opportunities will also be available at M32 Series and WMRT events, and corporate sailing days are available through the M32 Academy upon request.