Growth Of Wim Over The Years
Many have witnessed the sailing series called Women’s International Match Racing, also known as WIM in short. The race series was formed in the year 1996 and is run or managed by an international association comprising of women sailors. The mission of the program is to strengthen and encourage competitive sailing among women at different levels. The global level competition is one of its kinds, reaching the professional level of sailing series in 2013 for women. There are several races that form part of the program and are held at different parts of the world. With a global circuit, it aims to help best sailors across the world to be part of the different races. The format followed include round robin as well as knock out matches.
This was the sixth season of this series. Every year it helps to broaden the base of women sailors with its match racing format. It also brings in more attention and a broader audience. The series started in 2013 and today it has spanned 28 events across 10 countries with a total of 482 sailors who participated across 85 teams.