Langenargen (24. July 2020). There are 300 days remaining until the 23rd Match Race Germany takes place over the 2021 Whitsun Festival. That is much less than a year away and the positive message from the organizers after the difficult decision not to host Germany’s leading sailing Grand Prix this year. “We fought like lions, checked all options again and again, discussed it with our loyal partners and the sailors”, says Sports Director Eberhard Magg. “But as a result of the recently updated infection protection regulation of our state government in Baden-Württemberg, we see no more responsible way of holding Match Race Germany like everyone ever involed knows and loves it in this year overshadowed by the Corona pandemic.”
Since its premiere in 1997, Match Race Germany stands for a top-class sailing festival with a large and enthusiastic audience. The German matchrace classic is characterized by world-class sport in touching distance, a legendary shared enthusiasm amongst the fans along the shores of Lake Constance, atmospheric parties, outstanding musical live acts and exceptional infotainment on land. “This year we wouldn’t be able to do all of this within the framework of the regulations applicable in the epidemic”, explains Event Director Harald Thierer. He added: “Out of responsibility and respect for sailors and spectators, we had no choice but postpone our matchracing summit to the coming year. From now on we look forward to celebrating an unforgettable sailing event with our partners and visitors over Pentecost 2021.”
The founders and organizers of Match Center Germany have the full support of Langenargen’s Mayor Achim Krafft, the members of the Yacht Club Langenargen and the crew of the traditional sponsor family on their course. Like other friendly organizers of top regattas of the international World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), the makers of Match Race Germany are already focusing on the new start next year.
The date of the 23rd edition of Germany’s top matchrace gala has already been set: The 2021 Match Race Germany will take place from May 20 to 24. Free practice is scheduled for the days ahead of the event.