Match racing is the essence of the professional sailing - the best professional crews that participate in America's Cup regatta, Olympic champions and world champions - crème de la crème of the world's yachting. It is the simplest 'one on one' duel for the viewers - in each race there are only two crews competing, which makes the game comprehensible even for the uninitiated. Match racing is also the favourite yachting discipline of the media. It provides a graceful TV material thanks to its clear formula and the technique allowing the transfer of image and sound in live mode from the yachts' decks. Each race lasts 20 minutes and takes place on a distance comparable to... half of the length of the Sopot Pier! There are around 40 exciting water races a day.