M32 World
Championships 2018

Chicago, September 20-23



M32 World Championships 2018

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.



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1CHN27China One NingboPhil Robertson47331862
2USA43REVRick DeVos1325222282
3NED69BliksemPieter Taselar1516362895
4USA16ConvexityDon Wilson8243732101
5USA21ConvergenceJennifer Wilson6413421102
6USA62ExtremeDan Cheresh13294022104
7USA11TorrentMarkus Edegran11433428116
8USA24XS EnergyRyan DeVos12462240120
9USA7Magenta ProjectSally Barkow11365045142
10USA42Grave DiggerJames Prendergast22275045144
11SWE38ValhallaHakan Svensson22544541162
12USA6Riptide RacingChris Poole19426748176

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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.

Chicago is a town that has something for everyone with world-class museums, restaurants, bars, shopping and many family friendly attractions.

The Championships


Teams will be competing for the overall M32 World Championship trophy and the World Sailing recognised World Champion title. Also up for grabs is the Corinthian World Champion title, awarded to the highest placed World Sailing registered corinthian skipper.

The race

Monday & Tuesday 17/18 September (Measurement)
Measurement Schedule to be posted on Official Notice Board

Wednesday 19 September (Practice Day)
10.00-11.30 – Registration and weigh-in
11.30 – Briefing
14.00 – Practice Racing (Starting)
17.00-19.00 – Opening Reception & Skippers Briefing
– Architectural tour with dinner departing from Chicago Yacht Club Monroe

Thursday 20 September: Race Day 1
10.00 Briefing & Coffee with Umpires
12.00 Race Start
16.00 After-sail light snacks @ Chicago Yacht Club

Friday 21 September: Race Day 2
10.00 Briefing & Coffee with Umpires
12.00 Race Start
18.00 M32 World Championships Dinner

Saturday 22 September: Race Day 3
10.00 Briefing & Coffee with Umpires
12.00 Race Start
16.00 After-sail light snacks @ Chicago Yacht Club

Sunday 23 September: Race Day 4
10.00 Briefing & Coffee with Umpires
12.00 Race Start: 3 or 4 race target
16.00 After-sail light snacks @ Chicago Yacht Club
TBC M32 World Championships Prize Ceremony and Party

*Each racing day the race committee will target 4-5 races.

Race Area

Inner Race Area

Race area inside the outer break wall provides flat water in northerly wind conditions.


Outer Race Area

Race area just off the planetarium allows for flexibility of course length and gets the race course further away from city which can be helpful in certain wind conditions.

Throwback to 2017 

Last year it was Phil Robertson with team China One Ningbo who lifted the overall trophy and Chicago local Don Wilson with Convexity who took the Corinthian title. Who will be sitting in top spot in Chicago this year?

Follow the latest M32 World news HERE to see who is on form in 2018.


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Want More?

For further information on accommodation, mooring, transport, boat assembly space and storage please download the
M32 World Championships 2018 Information Pack