WIMRA Organization

The Women's International Match Racing Association (WIMRA) is an international association of women sailors devoted to expanding and strengthening women's match racing as a sport and promoting opportunities for competitive women's sailing at every level. WIMRA's vision is to create a pathway for women to compete at the highest level in the sport of sailing. By using the platform of competitive match racing, the sailors and teams can gain knowledge and skills that will translate to successful business and life skills.

WIMRA is a woman-led designated 501c3 organization with a mission to promote the sporting event, women's sailing, competition, female entrepreneurship, global relations and cultural exchange. WIMRA is the champion of women's international match race sailing at every level from the developing sailor to the experienced professional.

After the incredible success of women's match racing in the 2012 Olympics, WIMRA created the first and only professional sailing series for women in 2013 - the WIM Series - which ran for seven years. In 2022 the name of the WIM Series was changed and re-launched as the Women's World Match Racing Tour (www.womenswmrt.com).

The current Governing Council:

  • Representative for Africa:
  • Representative for Asia:
  • Representative for Central & South America:
  • Representative for Europe (Scandinavia):
  • Representative for Europe (non-Scandinavia):
  • Representative for North America & The Caribbean:
  • Representative for Oceania:

The current WIMRA Officers:

  • President:
  • Vice President:
  • Secretary/Treasurer:

Liz Baylis (USA) is the Executive Director of WIMRA. She can be contacted at

WIMRA's postal address is: WIMRA, 15 Margarita Drive, San Rafael, CA 94901-2325

WIMRA's Articles of Association were adopted in 2007.

To pay your WIMRA Dues, please visit the WIMRA Dues Page

Would you like to help support WIMRA? Contributions to WIMRA are tax-deductible. WIMRA is designated by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. WIMRA's federal tax identification number is 26-0271071. To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit www.wimra.org/donations