The incentive to compete this year has got bigger with the largest amount of prize money being offered in any yacht racing series

The incentive to compete in one of the world’s premier sailing series just got bigger. A US$250,000 overall prize pool for the top nine teams with a $50,000 bonus for the outright winner of next year’s World Match Racing Tour is now on offer.

Tour Chairman Patrick Lim announced the news at the World Yacht Racing Forum in Monaco in December to add to a tour that already offers the biggest prize money of any yacht racing series in the world.

2010 Tour Schedule:

April 6 – 11 Marseille International Match Race Marseille, France 

May 19 – 24 Match Race Germany Langenargen, Germany
June 8 – 13 Korea Match Cup Gyeonggi, Korea
June 22 – 27 Portugal Match Cup Troia, Portugal
July 5 – 11 Match Cup Sweden Marstrand, Sweden

August 31 – September 5 St Moritz Match Race St Moritz, Switzerland
September 8 – 12 Danish Open, Bornholm, Denmark
October 4 – 10 Argo Group Gold Cup Hamilton, Bermuda
November 30 – December 5 Monsoon Cup K. Terengganu, Malaysia

To see last year’s standings and to find out more, visit