CV

Ian is best known for his success in match racing.  He is the only skipper to have won 6 World Championships and also has 6 National Championships and 3 Youth National Championships in the discipline.  He was the first Briton to win the match racing World Championships and as of the end of the 2017 World Match Racing Tour Season, is a 16 times winner on the Tour with 43 podium finishes.

 

Ian is also well known on the professional big boat circuit as an accomplished tactician, having won regattas in many different classes.

 

He has been shortlisted three times for the ISAF World Sailor of the Year Award and also three times for the British YJA Yachtsman of the Year Award.

 

Major Victories

 

2017

2017 Congressional Cup winner

M32 Miami Series: tactician aboard “Rev” with 3 1st places, 1 2nd place and overall Series winners

M32 Scandinavian Series: 1st in Risor

 

2016

2015/16 ISAF World Match Racing Tour Champion and winner of the Monsoon Cup and Perth WMRT regattas

M32 Scandinavian Series – overall winner and winner of Gothenburg, Aarhus, Helsinki and Stockholm regattas
M32 Mediterranean Series – winner of Ibiza regatta

 

2015

2014/15 ISAF World Match Racing Tour Champion and winner of the Monsoon Cup

 

2014

Winner of 2 World Match Racing Tour events (Match Race Germany and Sopot Match Race)

 

2013

Winner of Match Race Germany WMRT regatta

 

2012

World Match Racing Tour Champion and winner of 2 World Match Racing Tour events and 1 Grade 1 match racing event

 

2011

World Match Racing Tour Champion and winner of 3 World Match Racing Tour events and 2 Grade 1 match racing events

Tactician on board “Pace” IRC TP52, winners of class at Palma Vela

 

2010

Tactician on board “Pace” IRC TP52, winners of class in Warsash Spring Series and Vice Admirals Cup and on board “Pugwash”, winners of class at US IRC East Coast Championships

 

2009

Skipper of China Team for the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series, beating Greek Challenge, Shosholoza and Areva overall.

 

2008

World Match Racing Tour Champion and winner of the Danish Open World Match Racing Tour Event

Winner of SB3 class at Skandia Cowes Week and tactician aboard “Tiburon”, winners Club Swan 42 US National Championships

 

2007

World Match Racing Tour Champion and winner of 2 World Match Racing Tour Events

Tactician on board Farr 40 “Warpath” winners of Acura Miami Grand Prix

 

2006

Tactician on board “Piper”, winners of Swan 45 Class at Voiles de St. Tropez

Winner of Bermuda Gold Cup, World Match Racing Tour Event.