Sunday, 29 November 2009
Black Swan Racing defeat current world match racing champion Ian William (Team Pindar) 3-1 Saturday afternoon in Perth water to progress through to the semi-final stage
by Black Swan Racing media
The wind finally settled in at 3pm allowing racing to get underway in Perth water. We did well to win the first two races against the world champion and despite a bad loss in the third we regrouped well to take control in the 4th match and hold off Williams to take our place in the semi-finals.
"We are thrilled to have beaten the current world match racing champion its a great scalp. The team Nick Bastow (bow), Jakob Gustafsson (pit), Jasper "Fang" Warren (trim) and Doug Cooskey (mainsheet) have done a fantastic job making it easy for me to do what I want. It's great to sail so well in front of our home crowd, we are looking forward to tomorrow". Keith Swinton, helmsman Black Swan Racing.
Torvar Mirsky (Mirsky Racing Team) #2 World Ranking
Adam Minoprio (Black Match Racing) #1
Ben Ainslie (Team Origin) #19
Keith Swinton (Black Swan Racing) #21
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