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We will be heading to South Korea for the Korea Match Cup. Will Bjorn Hansen win his third event title for Korea Match Cup again... stay tuned!
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Catch Sailing Sweden's interview with Keith Swinton, our new tour card holder from Perth. We're just one week away from the third stage of Alpari World Match Racing Tour, Stena Match Cup Sweden. Don't forget to follow the event on livestream, 2 - 7 July 2012.
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Bjorn Hansen sits at the top of the leaderboard ahead of the third event of the 2012 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, the STENA Match Cup Sweden, July 2 – 7.
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Sailing Sweden blog features an interview with our Kiwi skipper Phil Robertson. Read what he's got to say about Marstrand as a venue on the tour. STENA Match Cup Sweden kicks off in Marstrand Sweden on 2nd - 7th July. 
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Apologies! We have been busy lately working on other social media platforms and placed in on hold a bit. We are no back and will be actively posting news and updates around the Tour!
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Counting days to Stena Match Cup Sweden, 2 - 7 July 2012. See you there! You can also watch us live at http://new.livestream.com/WorldMRT
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Stena Match Cup Sweden, hosted in the beautiful Marstrand Island will be the next stage of 2012 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Mark your calendar from 2 - 7 July to follow this event LIVE in just 2 weeks from now.
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Veteran Peter Gilmour and young hot shots Keith Swinton and Torvar Mirsky will line up in STENA Match Race Sweden off the island of Marstrand early next month.

It is one of the biggest sporting events in Sweden and attracts an estimated 150,000 spectators each year.
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MEET OUR TOUR CARD HOLDER

Name: Phil Robertson 
Twitter handle:@wakaracing
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WakaRacing 
Birthdate: 13 May 1987 
Website: http://wakaracing.com/ 

Sailing has been in Phil Robertson’s blood since the age of 10 when he started racing competitively. Racing in dinghy classes for several years satisfied his appetite for sailing and competition however Robertson wanted to develop himself as a team sailor which he did at the age of 16 when he joined the prestigious Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Youth training Programme.

Phil now fronts WAKA Racing, a tight team of top young sailors who made their debut in 2011 as Tour Card Holders on the Alpari World Match racing Tour. Young Kiwi Phil Robertson sets the bar early in the stage when he recently won the tour's season opener, Match Race Germany 2012 against fellow Kiwi, Laurie Jury and finished 3rd in Korea Match Cup 2012. Watch him competing in STENA Match Cup Sweden 2012 with 13 other world skippers next month. 

1) Describe yourself in one word : Determined
2) What is your motto in life? Live it to the fullest and chase your dreams.
3) 3 things that you can’t live without? Air, Water, Food
4) Favorite childhood superhero: Scooby Doo
5) Where do you see yourself in 5 years time? Still competing in the sport I love and hopefully married.
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One World Series, One World Championship
Introduction
The Alpari World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) is the world's leading professional sailing series featuring 9 World Championship events across the globe, sanctioned by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) with "Special Event" status.

In 2011, the World Tour will offer a total US$1.75million in prize money with points awarded at each event culminating in the crowning of the "ISAF Match Racing World Champion". The prize pool will include a US$500,000 bonus fund for the top nine teams in the Championship.

Events take place in identically supplied racing yachts to place the focus on team work and skill. Racing takes place close to the shore for the general public to follow the races as virtual on-the-water stadiums.

Media and television highlights coverage reaches over 180 countries around the world.

For more information, please visit: www.wmrt.com.

2012 Alpari World Match Racing Tour dates :-
Stage 1: Match Race Germany (May 23 - 28)
Stage 2: Korea Match Cup (May 29 - June 3)
Stage 3: Stena Match Cup Sweden (July 2 - 7)
Stage 4: Chicago Match Cup (July 10 - 15)
Stage 5: Potimao Portugal Match Cup (July 24 - 29)
Stage 6: St Moritz Match Race (Aug 28 - Sept 2) 
Stage 7: Match Race France (Sept 24 - 29)
Stage 8: Argo Group Gold Cup (Oct 1 - 7)  
Stage 9: Monsoon Cup (Dec 4 - 9)