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World Match Racing Tour. ALPARI

ISAF Special Event

  • Qualifying Round - Flight 1 View all results
    M1 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 1 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Tarnacki Yacht Racing
    M2 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M3 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 2 View all results
    M4 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Tarnacki Yacht Racing
    M5 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M6 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 1 vs 0 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 3 View all results
    M7 Przemysław Tarnacki Tarnacki Yacht Racing 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M8 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M9 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 1 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 4 View all results
    M10 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M11 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M12 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 5 View all results
    M13 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 1 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M14 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M15 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 6 View all results
    M16 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 1 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M17 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 David Gilmour Team Gilmour
    M18 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 7 View all results
    M19 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M20 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M21 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 8 View all results
    M22 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 1 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team
    M23 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 1 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M24 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 9 View all results
    M25 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M26 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing 0 vs 1 Przemysław Tarnacki Tarnacki Yacht Racing
    M27 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 10 View all results
    M28 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M29 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Przemysław Tarnacki Tarnacki Yacht Racing
    M30 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 11 View all results
    M31 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Tarnacki Yacht Racing
    M32 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M33 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 12 View all results
    M34 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M35 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 0 vs 1 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
    M36 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 1 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Tarnacki Yacht Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 13 View all results
    M37 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
    M38 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M39 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 1 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Tarnacki Yacht Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 14 View all results
    M40 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M41 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 1 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M42 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 15 View all results
    M43 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M44 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M45 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 16 View all results
    M46 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team
    M47 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 1 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M48 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 17 View all results
    M49 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
    M50 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 1 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M51 Przemysław Tarnacki Tarnacki Yacht Racing 1 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 18 View all results
    M52 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 1 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
    M53 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Przemysław Tarnacki Tarnacki Yacht Racing
    M54 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 19 View all results
    M55 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 1 Przemysław Tarnacki Tarnacki Yacht Racing
    M56 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing 1 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M57 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 20 View all results
    M58 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M59 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Taylor Canfield USone
    M60 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 21 View all results
    M61 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M62 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M63 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 22 View all results
    M64 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M65 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 1 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M66 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar

Guest Feature: Black Swan Racing

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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. 

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