The Road to the Worlds Waypoint Series is a 3-year International 12 Metre yacht competition from May 2017 through and including the 2019 12mR World Championship, July 15 - 21 at Newport, RI. Twelves racing at specific "Waypoints" designated events in North Europe, South Europe and the Americas will be awarded points for both their participation and performance. At the culmination of this 29 regatta series, the 12mR yacht with the greatest number of points overall will be named the Waypoints winner. A special Waypoints Cup will be presented at the 2019 12mR World Championship Awards Ceremony at New York Yacht Club's Harbour Court in conjunction with their 175th Anniversary Celebration.
This competition is open to all 12 Metre yachts with valid Measurement Certificates (including Appendix E Certificates) and current ITMA Membership status at the time of each Waypoints event in which they participate. All 12mR yachts worldwide may compete at any Waypoint event, whether within or outside of their home fleet.