World Match Racing Tour.

ISAF Special Event

  • Qualifying Round - Flight 1 View all results
    M1 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M2 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M3 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M4 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 2 View all results
    M5 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M6 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M7 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M8 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 3 View all results
    M9 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M10 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M11 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M12 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 4 View all results
    M13 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M14 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M15 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M16 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 5 View all results
    M17 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M18 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 1 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
    M19 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M20 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 6 View all results
    M21 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M22 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
    M23 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M24 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 7 View all results
    M25 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M26 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M27 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M28 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 8 View all results
    M29 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M30 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M31 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M32 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 9 View all results
    M33 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M34 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M35 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M36 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 10 View all results
    M37 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
    M38 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M39 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M40 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 11 View all results
    M41 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M42 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 1 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M43 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M44 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 12 View all results
    M45 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M46 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M47 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M48 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 13 View all results
    M49 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M50 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M51 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M52 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 14 View all results
    M53 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Eric Monnin Team SailBox
    M54 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M55 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M56 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 1 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 15 View all results
    M57 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M58 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M59 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M60 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 16 View all results
    M61 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M62 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M63 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M64 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 17 View all results
    M65 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 1 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
    M66 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 1 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M67 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M68 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 18 View all results
    M69 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
    M70 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M71 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M72 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 19 View all results
    M73 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M74 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M75 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M76 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 20 View all results
    M77 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M78 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M79 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 1 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 21 View all results
    M80 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M81 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M82 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M83 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 22 View all results
    M84 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 0 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M85 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 0 Eric Monnin Team SailBox
    M86 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
    M87 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 23 View all results
    M88 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M89 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M90 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
    M91 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team

Guest Feature: Black Swan Racing

Share this article:
Posted:
14.12.2012 - 11:19:52 (GMT)
Category:
This article has 0 comments
Keith Swinton (AUS) and his Black Swan Racing Team finish the 2012 Tour season in 4th position PHOTO: Subzeroimages/Monsoon Cupcareer.nikkei.co.jp http://facebook.com http://www.goodportal.com.uahttp://www.atl-service.kiev.ua/www.stockopt.com.ua/

Keith Swinton (AUS) and his Black Swan Racing Team finish the 2012 Tour season in 4th position PHOTO: Subzeroimages/Monsoon Cupcareer.nikkei.co.jp http://facebook.com http://www.goodportal.com.uahttp://www.atl-service.kiev.ua/www.stockopt.com.ua/

Hard-Fought Monsoon Cup

 

As the final event on the 2012 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, we knew going into the Monsoon Cup that our performance would be critical in securing a podium position on the Tour overall. Unfortunately we came up a little short, finishing 6th in Malaysia and 4th on the overall leaderboard.

We enjoyed our preparation for the event in Perth, and despite the strong winds during our training days, we managed to get in some valuable practice. Arriving in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia for the Monsoon Cup we realised it was going to be a light wind regatta with less current than in previous years’ Monsoon season. We completed another two training days on the Palau Duyong Basin race area in light winds getting up to speed with the venue.

We began the round robin with a long wait due to lack of wind and didn’t get our first race in until day 2. We began strongly, finishing the day with 4 wins and 1 loss. Our wins over Robertson, Canfield and David Gilmour were all well executed. Our race against Berntsson was a little more difficult.

After dominating the start and leading off the line, with a penalty over Berntsson we went to the wrong top mark. As Berntsson rounded the right mark we decided to round it also, as we sailed downwind. Bertsson completed his penalty on the final up wind leg and held his lead. Fortunately we managed to sail a great final downwind leg overtaking him as we sailed through the finish line.

After starting the regatta well we wanted to push on and get the best possible score in the round robin. However, the wind gods were intent on playing their part. Our races against Minoprio, Hansen and Williams were all abandoned half way through. Having the lead in all of these races before they were called off was a little frustrating especially when the re-races were done in similar conditions. We went on to beat Minoprio but lost to Williams and Hansen. Given different results this could have really shaken up the World Championship. Ultimately this is yacht racing, we still finished off with 7 wins and 4 losses ranking us in 3rd position.

Peter Gilmour topped the qualifying round robin, allowing him to choose his son David in the quarters. Bjorn Hansen chose Ian Williams in what became a World Championship showdown. We chose Taylor Canfield for our Quarter Final, leaving Morvan and Robertson to sail in the other Quarter.

We began the match well with a solid win in the first race over Canfield. We got more wind on the right hand side of the course and stayed in control from there. Unfortunately we didn’t make the most of that advantage and in the second race we started behind but sailed well to keep the race within reach. On the final run we made some good gybes and closed the race up but Canfield just hung on to take the win. We made a much better start in the third race but decided to tack off and take the right side of the course. At the time this seemed like a good decision but unfortunately a big left shift came in giving Canfield an unbeatable lead. From this point we were really on the back foot and Canfield completed another nice start to leave us fighting from behind. Despite coming from behind in many races both this year and at this regatta we couldn’t find a way this time.

Upon reflection it was only a few points, which would have improved our performance in the Quarter Final. Aside from these points we sailed quite well perhaps one more winning start would have been enough!

From here we had to watch from the sidelines and see if our points lead would be enough for a podium finish for the season. It was close but Phil Robertson managed to progress to the final, giving him a 2 point lead over us to take 3rd place on the season leaderboard. We just managed to hold on to 4th, finishing with 0.75 points more than Peter Gilmour.  It was a disappointment to miss the podium but coming so close will be a great motivation for next year.

 

We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us this year, most of all our sponsors without whom none of this would have been possible. GCS, South of Perth Yacht Club, Lister Petter Generators, Abbots Chartered Accountants, Musto Australasia and Trendmark AB.

Preparations have already begun for next year and we look forward to keeping you informed!

 

Black Swan Racing, 2012 Alpari World Match Racing Tour Card Holders

Keith Swinton, Olof Lundgren, Jakob Gustafsson, Ted Hackney and Ricky McGarvie. 

COMMENTS
IMAGES FROM THE DAY