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The 21st of August, 2019, is the date of the most prestigious sailing championships in Poland, Sopot Match Race 2019. For four days, on the waters of the Bay of Gdańsk, world-class sailing teams will compete against one another. Numerous accompanying events have been prepared for VIP guests.

Sopot Match Race regatta is a true celebration of wind and water, which will make your veins pump more adrenaline than ever before and provide you with an opportunity to meet people of business, culture and arts. This unique competition can be observed from the Sopot pier (the pier entry fee is the ticket) or from the exclusive VIP lounge, available only for those carrying a special hand band. The extended version of the band, aside from unlimited access to the lounge, also grants accommodation for two nights with breakfast in Sheraton Sopot Hotel, as well as numerous accompanying events.

The VIP lounge during Sopot Match Race

The VIP lounge offer includes G.H. Mumm champagne, a meeting with dr. Irena Eris’s makeup artists, and the possibility to sail the waters of the Bay of Gdańsk on a catamaran or motor boat, to experience the regatta from the sea. In the evening, on the other hand, social event and a beach party will be held, with a special menu composed by renowned chefs.

Sopot Match Race is a dynamic, adrenaline-pumping event. Each race makes two teams compete against each other on a short, straight distance. The yachts are travelling in close proximity while trying to make it to the finish line first. The attacking yacht attempts to outrun the leading yacht. It’s worth mentioning that the competition begins just before the race has started. Four minutes before the beginning, yachts maneuver in order to gain advantage and the best starting position. At the same time, they do their best to impair the opposing team’s advantage, and even break one or more of the rules. The first round is a round-robin tournament. After that come the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and the grand finale. In order to level the playing field, all competing teams have the same model of yachts. Therefore, they cannot count of technical advantage, but rather on their experience, precision, skills, and team work.

For sixteen years, Sopot Match Race regatta has attracted to the Polish sea the upper crust of business, as well as world-class celebrities. This elite event is a source of sports emotions and an excellent business networking opportunity. The regatta ends on the 24th of August. VIP bands can be purchased via the organiser’s website: sopotmatchrace.com

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