Please select your home edition
Edition
X-Yachts AUS X4 728 - 2

Team Gilmour ready for competition

by Team Gilmour on 30 Aug 2013
2013 Detroit Cup - Gilmour and team victorious Isao Toyama
Team Gilmour has made a significant climb in this month's ISAF world rankings. Victories at the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final in Middelfart, Denmark, an ISAF Grade 1 event and at the Grade 2 International Match Race for the Detroit Cup and a second in the Grade 2 Vasa Midsummer Match in Finland sees Team Gilmour climb up to world number 15 from number 24 and overtake the silver fox and former world number one, Peter Gilmour who has slipped to number 22 since his retirement in December 2012.

'Our goal for this year was to make the top 15 in the ISAF Rankings and its a great feeling to know we have accomplished it even with a few more big events of the year to go' said skipper David Gilmour, 'now we have achieved this we are feeling confident that we can move even higher' he also commented.

We are now in New York for the prestigious Kickerbocker Cup an event which we finished fourth in last year and an event where the 'sliver fox' Peter Gilmour won in 1998 and 2001.

The line up for this event is super competitive with nine skippers inside the top 50 in the rankings, including world number one Taylor Canfield and his US One Team.

In the overall USA grand slam standings we are currently second behind NZL team skippered by Chris Steele who has posted two consistent second places. Our poor ninth place in Chicago really hurt us, but the win in Detroit has put up back into contention with two more events of the tour.

Stay tuned to the Facebook page for regular updates.
Sail Exchange 660x82 1Pantaenius - Worldwide SupportMusto 2016 660x82 1

Related Articles

Second World Match Racing Tour Card 2017 goes to Sally Barkow
Sally Barkow from USA is together with the team preparing for their second full season and their challenge for the title Team Magenta 32 is the second match racing team to receive their Tour Card for the season 2017. Sally Barkow from USA is together with the team preparing for their second full season and their challenge for the World Championship title in match racing.
Posted on 6 Dec
World Match Racing Tour reveals two more events in Australia in 2017
Swan River Match Cup and Geographe Bay Cup will ensure that the world’s match racing focus will be on Western Australia. The WMRT Swan River Match Cup and the WMRT Geographe Bay Cup will ensure that the world’s match racing focus will be on Western Australia at the start of 2017.
Posted on 2 Dec
WMRT Congressional Cup to be the second event of the 2017 season
The legacy of this illustrious event is with its 53 years of sailing history, a grand part of the sport of match racing. The legacy of this illustrious event is with its 53 years of sailing history, a grand part of the sport of match racing.
Posted on 1 Dec
World Match Racing Tour - Chris Steele receives Tour Card for 2017
Chris Steele and his 36 Below Racing is the first team to announce their Tour Card for the World Match Racing Tour 2017 Chris Steele and his 36 Below Racing is the first team to announce their Tour Card for the World Match Racing Tour 2017 season. The match racer from Auckland, New Zealand is ready to put his bid in for the World Championship title in match racing 2017.
Posted on 30 Nov
Carlos Aguilar Match Race – WIM Series sailors welcome to St. Thomas
12 of the world’s best women match racers will compete in the CAMR, presented by US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism Twelve of the world’s best women match racers will compete in the CAMR, presented by the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism
Posted on 28 Nov
Back to back titles for Price at Musto Intl Youth Match Racing Champs
Harry Price and his team of Harry Morton, Sam Ellis and Jack Hubbard win Musto Int'l Youth Match Racing Championship Harry Price (CYCA) and his team of Harry Morton, Sam Ellis and Jack Hubbard win the Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship, defeating long-term rival Will Dargaville (RPAYC) three - one in the finals. George Anyon (RNZYS) took third place after winning the Petit Final against Will Boulden (RFBYC).
Posted on 26 Nov
World Match Racing Tour returns to Australia
Ten WMRT Tour Card teams are already qualified in to the event. These teams are yet to be announced at this date. Ten WMRT Tour Card teams are already qualified in to the event. These teams, who have won their Tour Cards due to their match racing ranking, prior results or via wild cards, are yet to be announced at this date.
Posted on 25 Nov
Finals racing begins at Musto Int'l Youth Match Racing Championship
The breeze shifted left from south-west to south-east early building to 17-20 knots, seeing gusts of 25 knots by 1pm. The breeze shifted left from south-west to south-east early in the day building to 17-20 knots, seeing gusts of 25 knots by 1pm.
Posted on 24 Nov
Carlos Aguilar Match Race– WIM Series to conclude in US Virgin Islands
Finally the time has come to welcome a dozen of the world's best women match racing sailors to the waters of St Thomas Finally the time has come to welcome a dozen of the worlds’ foremost women match racing sailors, to the picturesque and demanding waters of sailing metropolis St Thomas, and its Charlotte Amalie Harbor.
Posted on 22 Nov
Musto Intl Youth Match Racing Regatta – Australia leads after Day 1
The competitors were eager to do battle, proven by the amount of penalties given out to most competitors during racing. The racing was set up in Rushcutters Bay, and the Nor’easter was in early at 12 knots for the start, which continued to build to 22 knots throughout the day.
Posted on 22 Nov