Ian Kennedy

Owner / Yachtmaster / Round-the-world Yacht Skipper

Owning a large Sailing Yacht is a rare opportunity to experience the amazing freedom, of worldwide Ocean travel. It’s demanding, of course, since all types of sailing involve risk, to both the Vessel and Crew. But it’s also exhilarating and rewarding, offering skilled Crew a very different experience, from normal life on Land.

Day Trip Charters


Day Trip Charters

Available for cruising day trips of groups up to 15 people.

Racing Charters


Racing Charters

Available for racing hire including skipper for up to 15 people.

Long Distance Charters


Long Distance Charters

Available for hire for long distance cruising and passages with skipper.

Sailing the Mediterranean Sea

Racing and Cruising

After completing the Round the World, we became members of the Royal Gibraltar Yacht Club and engaged in local Regattas, in the Bay of Gibraltar, organized by RGYC, considered the oldest Yacht Club in the World.

Sailing the Mediterranean Sea

Ocean Yacht Racing

The Europa 92 Round the World Rally

The Europa 92 Round the World Rally was devised by Jimmy Cornel, to celebrate the 500 year anniversary of Christopher Columbus discovering the Americas, in 1492.

Phuket Thailand Ocean Yacht Racing

Yacht Cruising

Malaysia and Thailand

Coming Soon.

Yacht Cruising Thailand and Malaysia

Passage Making

Rhodes to Singapore.

Coming Soon.

Passage Making Phuket









Who Dares Wins is a seasoned racing / cruising boat which has entered some of the most prestigious yacht races around the world.

Parinda (Rose) Somrak

Rose is from Thailand and takes care of yacht administration. Rose is a keen sailor and has been sailing with the Kennedy family around the globe for many years.

Ian Kennedy

Owner / Yacht Master / Round-the-world Sailor
Ian is owner/captain of Who Dares Wins & qualifed as Yacht Master with the Royal Yachting Association and underwent specialist Race Training with the British Sailing School Offshore Racing Team.

Hamish Kennedy

Chief Engineer / Coastal Skipper / Round-the-world Sailor
Hamish (Brother of Ian) is a highly qualified electical and mechanical engineer with in excess of 25 years yachting experience and was an integral part of the Europa 1992 round-the-world yacht race team.

Roger Kennedy

Yacht Master
Roger (Eldest Son of Ian) is a qualified Yacht Master and has many years of yacht racing experience including 80 foot Maxi racing at the Sardinia sailing world cup.

Edward Kennedy

Edward (youngest son of Ian) qualified as a skipper at just 17 as well as joining numerous regional yacht races.

Category :

Around The World

Crew Organisation

Racing in-shore requires specialist Crew to decide on Race Strategy and Tactics, whilst others perform the physical work of Sail handling.

Wind and Sea Conditions

For those new to Sailing, it is Wind conditions that determine what direction and speed we can do safely, with the Sea state making this difficult, or sometimes impossible, to carry out.

Getting ready for racing

Getting the Boat and the Crew ready, without any last minute panic, is always a good idea. The core Crew will want to ensure the following preparations are made, as a minimum...

On the Yacht Race Course

Each days Course is determined by the Regatta Race Officer who briefs the Skipper of each Yacht, just prior to the start.

Tacking the Boat

Command: Ready About. Requires everybody to get ready to Tack. Command: Lee Ho. Starts the Tack as Helm turns the Wheel to Windward.

Nautor's Swan Passion for Craftsmanship

Swan...Tradition, Craftsmanship & Expertise

Nautor's attention to detail ensures that each and every Swan yacht delivered is of the highest standard

Contact Info


Chalong Bay Phuket Thailand


(+66) 0901 736 991



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