The ISAF Women's Match Racing Worlds is an annual event which was first held in Genoa, Italy in 1999 after a successful event was held as part of the 1998 ISAF Sailing World Championship in Dubai, UAE.
Skippers are invited to attend the Championship based on their ISAF World Match Racing Ranking position.
The winning team at the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship are crowned World Champions and presented with the ISAF Francoise Pascal Memorial - Women's Match Racing World Championship Trophy. The trophy is named in honour of the late Francoise Pascal, a former Vice-President of the Fédération Française de Voile and a hugely influential figure in the growth of women's match racing.
The first, second and third place overall team receive ISAF Gold, Silver and Bronze medals respectively. In addition, the first-placed skipper following the round robins are presented with the ISAF Nucci Novi Ceppellini Memorial Trophy. The trophy is named after Nucci Novi Ceppellini, ISAF Vice-President from 1998-2008, who passed away in February 2008 after many years dedicated to the sport, with women's match racing one of her particular passions.
Denmark's Dorte O. Jensen is the most successful sailor having amassed four World Championship titles.
Read the full championship history (ISAF's web)