World Match Racing Tour. ALPARI

ISAF Special Event


Australian
Gothenburg, Sweden and Perth, Australia
1985-12-27
Black Swan Racing

Keith Swinton’s passion for sailing began in Perth at the age of eight and the list of competitions, classes and achievements he has under his belt belies his age. He’s competed in Olympic Class Sailing, on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, in IRC Racing and One Design Racing in a number of classes, including 420, 470, 29er, Tornado, Etchell and Flying 15. However, he considers match racing to be the most enjoyable and is now his focus.

Swinton was involved in coaching a number of women’s match racing teams training for London 2012, in particular the Swedish team who he has coached for over three years.

Swinton’s inclusion in the list of 2012 Tour Card Holders was testimony to his team’s performances in 2011, when they claimed both the Berlin Match Race and the Chicago Match Race after beating many of the teams who compete on the Tour. During 2012 Swinton performed consistently including winning the St Moritz match Race setting himself up for a podium finish for the year but it was not to be when a 6th place at the Monsoon Cup saw him drop to 4th place, a frustratingly close but non the less a great performance for the team.

2013 was a tough but close battle for Swinton and his Black Swan Racing Team having been within reach of the podium for most of the year.  Placing 6th overall they will be back in 2014 no doubt aiming for their first Championship medal.   

Core Crewmembers

Olof Lundgren (Tactician/Mainsail Trimmer)
Ted Hackney (Headsail Trimmer)
Jakob Gustafsson (Pitman)
Ricky McGarvie (Bowman)


 

World Match Racing Tour Results

  • 2013 - 6th Overall
  • 2012 - 4th Overall
  • 2011 – 19th Overall
  • 2010 — 20th Overall
  • 2009 — 20th Overall
  • 2008 — 19th Overall

statistics

  • 10th – Match Race Germany '13
  • 5th – Korea Match Cup '12
  • 4th – Stena Match Cup Sweden '13
  • 2nd – Chicago Match Cup '13
  • 7th – Argo Group Gold Cup '13
  • 8th - Monsoon Cup '13
  • 6th – Match Race Germany '12 (Crew: Olof Lundgren, Jakob Gustafsson, Ricky McGarvie)
  • 5th – STENA Match Cup Sweden '12 (Crew: Olof Lundgren, Jakob Gustafsson, Ricky McGarvie)
  • 9th – Chicago Match Cup '12 (Crew: Olof Lundgren, Jakob Gustafsson, Ricky McGarvie)
  • 1st – St Moritz Match Race '12 (Crew: Olof Lundgren, Jakob Gustafsson, Ricky McGarvie)
  • 3rd – Match Race France '12 (Crew: Olof Lundgren, Jakob Gustafsson, Ricky McGarvie)
  • 6th – Monsoon Cup '12 (Crew: Olof Lundgren, Jakob Gustafsson, Ricky McGarvie)
  • 10th — Stena Match Cup Sweden '11
  • 15th — Argo Group Gold Cup '11
  • 16th — Stena Match Cup Sweden'10
  • 11th – Monsoon Cup'10
  • 13th — Argo Group Gold Cup '09
  • 6th — Bermuda Gold Cup '08
  • 10th — Monsoon Cup '08
 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2011
  • 1st – Berlin Match Race 2011
  • 1st – Chicago Match Race 2011
  • 1st – Sir Thomas Lipton Match Race 2011

2010
  • 3rd – Maratim Baltic Match Race 2010

2009
  • 3rd – Australia Cup 2009
  • 1st – Trapani International Match Race 2009
  • 1st – Geneva Match Race 2009
  • 2nd – Chicago Match Race 2009

2008
  • 1st - Asian Match Racing Championships 2008
  • 3rd - Sopot Match Race 2008
  • 3rd - Knickerbocker Cup 2008
  • 1st - Fim Match Cup 2008

2007
  • 2nd – Warren Jones International Youth Regatta 2007

2006
  • 2nd – Warren Jones International Youth Regatta 2006