Hamilton, Bermuda: September 10, 2012 - The Match Racing Association (MRA) held its 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club on August 31, 2012, during the Knickerbocker Cup (a match racing event for 25 years and now part of the new 4-event Grand Slam Match Racing Series being held on the Great Lakes and East Coast of the USA). The MRA AGM was very productive. The new Board was elected, and in its first order of business, elected Brian W. Billings, Past Commodore of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and Chairman of the Argo Group Gold Cup, as president.
The AGM was attended by members of the MRA by their presence, by conference call and or by proxy. Potential new members hosting new Match Racing events on the East coast were also in attendance. The MRA, founded in 1986, is still strong and growing in its support of Match Racing events around the world. The next MRA member event is the Argo Group Gold Cup, stage 7 of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour held at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club October 2-7.
The Match Racing Association is a Bermuda-based corporation with membership comprised of the leading match race sailing events in the world and organized to promote the sport of sailing to the public through match racing at all levels of the sport and to support and advance the events and the sailors who compete in them.