Welcome to the M32 World Championship!
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NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND (September 27, 2023) — The climax of the season is about to begin. Tomorrow, the World Championship kicks off on Narragansett Bay.
Four or five thrilling races are on the docket each day. The M32 racecourse features a full speed reaching start, followed by 17 minutes of wet, action-packed multihull racing. The Newport home of the fleet is the Midtown Race Club located in the heart of downtown. Every evening, the class hosts unfussy social events for teams and friends.
This premier event promises four days of high-velocity competition showcasing some of the world’s top sailors and owner-drivers. 12 teams will take the stage Thursday, including three-time back-to-back defending champion Don Wilson and his Convexity roster of Taylor Canfield, Kinley Fowler, Ricky McGarvie, Jake Lilley, and Ted Hackney. Spectators are eager to see Convexity face off with Dan Cheresh’s Extreme² in a rematch. Last year’s Worlds hosted a final race faceoff with Convexity topping Extreme² by a single point, only secured in the final minute, with Larry Phillips’s Midtown Racing also in play. Will we see the tables turn this year?
Or will a new top dog throw a twist in the plotline? The fleet’s hot newcomer, Jake Julien will make his Worlds debut. He may be the new kid in the fleet, but don’t dare count him out. Rated X has won nearly everything this season: the winter series, summer series, and North American Championship. Forget everything you’ve known for years about the M32 leaderboard; this is a new world and a new Worlds. Will the young guns tackle the reigning champs? We’ll know on Sunday.
The fleet is eager to add recent Etchells World Champion John Sommi to the mix along with his seasoned team of Victor Diaz de Leon, Will Ryan, Peter Kinney, and Richard Sydenham. “I think our top speed was 27 knots today,” Sommi said. “Our goal is to get better every race, so I’m excited.”
With twelve relevant teams in action this week, there are plenty of plotlines to choose from:
Clearly it’s anyone’s game. The M32 World Championship promises to be an unforgettable spectacle, and fans are invited to follow the action and cheer on their favorite teams.
HOW TO FOLLOW:
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About the International M32 Class Assocation:
The International M32 Class Association is the fleet’s global governing body, dedicated to promoting and fostering competitive, high-performance, one-design racing across the globe in the Marstrom 32 catamaran. Comprising a worldwide community of passionate sailors, the Class is committed to upholding the standards of excellence, sportsmanship, and camaraderie. The Class organizes and sanctions regattas including regional and world championships. We encourage fair competition and foster a global network of M32 sailors united by their shared love for high-performance multihull racing. The Class is always welcoming new owners: Demo boats are available for charter at each event. For more information about M32 World, the boat, and regattas, please visit M32World.com.
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