Johnie Berntsson’s sailing team came together in 1997 and have been progressing up the match racing ladder ever since. In October 2008, Berntsson enjoyed his second career victory on the World Tour when his team captured the King Edward VII Gold Cup.
He endured a tough start to the 2011 season when he debuted as a Tour Card Holder but pulled his act together for an incredible run of form, finishing second in the final two events – the Argo group Gold Cup and the Monsoon Cup. It was a bitter-sweet finish to the season for the Berntsson's sailing Team who would have loved to record another Tour victory however it catapulted them up the overall standings to third.
In Feb 2012, the Swedish Sailing Federation crowned skipper Johnie Berntsson and his crew “Swedish Sailors of the Year" for their successful 2011 campaign on the Tour. However, Berntsson's sailing Team took a turn as his team faced tough competition in the 2012 season finishing 9th on the World Championship. After winning the King Edward VII Gold Cup at the 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup for the second time, Berntsson has got his winning form back into play.
His plan is to win the World Championship as a Tour Card Holder again and if he brings some consistency to his season, he stands every chance of realising that goal.
Core Crew Members:
Johan Barne (Tactics/Mainsail Trimmer)
Oscar Angervall (Headsail Trimmer)
Martin Berntsson (Trimmer/Pitman)
Bjorn Lundgren (Bowman)
World Match Racing Tour Results