Ian is best known for his success in match racing, having won 4 World Championships, 4 National Championships and 3 Youth National Championships in the discipline. He is the first European to hold multiple match racing World Titles and as of the end of 2012, is a 9 times winner on the World Match Racing Tour with 27 podium finishes.
Ian is also well known on the professional big boat circuit as an accomplished tactician, having won regattas in many big boat classes.
He has been shortlisted once for the ISAF World Sailor of the Year Award and twice for the British YJA Yachtsman of the Year Award.
World Match Racing Tour Champion and winner of 2 World Match Racing Tour events and 1 Grade 1 match racing event
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
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
Skipper of China Team for the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series, beating Greek Challenge, Shosholoza and Areva overall.
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
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
Tactician on board “Piper”, winners of Swan 45 Class at Voiles de St. Tropez
Winner of Bermuda Gold Cup, World Match Racing Tour Event