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Oakcliff International and the Grand Slam Series - Sehested two events

by Oakcliff Sailing Press on 9 Sep 2013
Skipper Nicolai Sehested Oakcliff Sailing Press
Tre-for Match Racing with Danish skipper Nicolai Sehested captured the Grand Slam Series title with Team Gilmour knocked out in the semifinals.

Only competing in three of four Series events, Sehested had no room for error. But, with Chris Steele (NZL) being eliminated in the quarterfinals and David Gilmour (AUS) having to drop his ninth place finish from Chicago, Sehested only needed to guarantee a ten-point lead on Gilmour at the Oakcliff International to confirm his victory. Once done, all focus went to the last stage of the event, the finals.

Sehested was able to win the two initial races, but Monnin took the third, forcing the finals to a fourth match. In the end, Sehested sailed strong and consistent races and took Monnin down in a 3-1 series, crediting his crewmembers, Thomas Hedegaard, Søren Secker, Jesper Blom, and Jay Halligan. He thanked his crew for their ability to 'keep doing a good job as I keep [messing] up.'

For their win at the Oakcliff International, Sehested’s team takes home a large portion of the $10,000 prize and for winning the Grand Slam Series title, they received invitations to the Chicago Match Cup and the 50th running of the Congressional Cup.

Rounding out the top four at the Oakcliff International were Eric Monnin of Okalys Corum Sailing Team, Mark Lees of Team Echo Sailing, and David Gilmour of Team Gilmour in second, third, and fourth places, respectively.







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Round Robin Nicolai Sehested, DEN Eric Monnin, SUI David Gilmour, AUS Dustin Durant, USA Mark Lees, GBR Chris Steele, NZL Chris Poole, USA Stratis Andreadis, GRE Ashlen Rooklyn, AUS Chantal Hearst, CAN David Storrs, USA Robert Hughes, USA W %
Nicolai Sehested Nicolai Sehested, DEN   1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 9 82%
Eric Monnin Eric Monnin, SUI 0   0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 7 64%
David Gilmour David Gilmour, AUS 1 1   0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 -0.5 8.5 77%
Dustin Durant Dustin Durant, USA 0 0 1   1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 45%
Mark Lees Mark Lees, GBR 0 0 0 0   1 0 1 0 1 1 0 4 36%
Chris Steele Chris Steele, NZL 0 0 0 1 0   0 1 1 1 1 1 6 55%
Chris Poole Chris Poole, USA 1 1 0 1 1 1   1 1 1 1 1 10 91%
Stratis Andreadis Stratis Andreadis, GRE 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 1 1 0 4 36%
Ashlen Rooklyn Ashlen Rooklyn, AUS 0 1 0 1 0.5 0 0 0   1 1 0 4.5 41%
Chantal Hearst Chantal Hearst, CAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 1 1 9%
David Storrs David Storrs, USA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   0 1 9%
Robert Hughes Robert Hughes, USA 0 0 1 -0.5 1 0 0 1 1 0 1   4.5 41%
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