Field Confirmed for World Match Racing Tour Newport:
Newport, RI (May 28, 2016) – After three days and 64 races, the three remaining berths of 20 were decided for next week’s World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) Newport (May 30-Jun 4). The eight-team qualifier series started Thursday (May 26) and concluded today with the Semi-Finals, Finals and Petit Finals held within yards of the shoreline on the east side of Fort Adams in 8-15 knots of breeze.
Taking the top two berths by making the Finals were 36 Below, skippered by Chris Steele (Auckland, New Zealand) and 13 Fifty Racing, skippered by Michael Menninger (Newport Beach, Calif.). 36 Below lost only one of its 18 matches in the qualifier series and won the Finals 2-0 over 13 Fift…
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