The Chicago Match Race Center and Chicago Yacht Club in partnership with the M32 International Class Association are thrilled to welcome the M32 Class to Lake Michigan for the 2018 M32 World Championship. After a fantastic inaugural World Championship in 2017 off Sweden’s west coast island of Marstrand, the class expects even tighter and greater racing this year as the competition heads to the M32 hotspot of Chicago.
With eleven boats racing on Lake Michigan for last year’s North America Championship in Chicago, the Chicago Match Racing Center and Chicago Yacht Club showed why they are the ideal host venue for this year’s competition. 15 boats entered the 2017 World Championship, but with a growing US fleet the class hopes for an even larger turnout this September.
The Chicago Yacht Club Monroe (Downtown) station will serve as the regatta hub and boats can securely moor here during the regatta. Two racing areas will be available with the inner area allowing racing to take place just off Chicago’s world famous Navy Pier, the same race course as used by the 2016 Americas Cup World Series Chicago.
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