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 07 Dec 2012
 

Monsoon Cup 2012 - Will there be a fairy tale Gilmour finale?

Peter Gilmour racing late in the day during qualifying session 3 at the 2012 Monsoon Cup. Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.  Gareth Cooke - Subzero Images ©
A big week on the water for Australia's sailors with Sail Melbourne, the Kings Cup and the Monsoon Cup.

This week Australia's Peter Gilmour, the four times ISAF World Match Racing champion announced his retirement from the Alpari World Match Racing Tour.


The current Monsoon Cup now reaching the final stages of the qualifying series will in fact be his last event.

These are historic times within the Gilmour family, with son Davidstill fighting to reach the quarter finals of this prestigious event. Unfortunately he came up against his father yesterday and there was no quarter given, with a tense prestart battle and the win going to Gilmour Senior.

Now Peter Gilmour is atop the leader board with just a few matches to go before the quarter finals and this 2012 event could have the same kind of fairy tale ending as it had a start.

Sail-World interviewed Peter last night, you can read the full interview below.

Lots more news from Australia and around the world.

Right now this scribe is about to head out on the water to take the Hot Seat with current World Champion Ian Williams.


Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team



Monsoon Cup 2012 - Will there be a fairy tale Gilmour finale?
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,
This week Australia's Peter Gilmour, the four times ISAF World Match Racing champion announced his retirement from the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. The current Monsoon Cup now reaching the final stages of the qualifying series will in fact be his last event.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup stepping up to the next level
Rob Kothe,
The Phuket King's Cup sailing regatta has, over the last 26 years, had a significant impact on sailing across Asia. It is the largest sailing event in Asia. On the world stage it has become the keelboat regatta that has the greatest number of nations competing each year.... [more]
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Heat 4 of the NSW Formula Windsurfing Tour
Niall Kinch,
Heat 4 of the NSW Formula Windsurfing Tour was conducted at Marmong Point, Lake Macquarie on December 1st and second Formula Windsurfing is the box rule of windsurfing. It is a development class that encourages different designs and ideas; however the majority of the products available are starting to look very similar.... [more]
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12' Skiff NSW State titles at Woolahra, Lane Cove and Abbotsford
Ben Faulkner,
The 12' skiffs competed in the NSW State titles last weekend and will compete again next weekend. The series was held at Woolahra Sailing Club last Saturday and Sunday; and will be held at Lane Cove and Abbotsford Sailing clubs the next weekend. The NSW State championships also act as the selection series for the Australian team to compete against New Zealand, in the 12' Skiff Interdominion Champi... [more]
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Finntastic Games - the Finn class at the 2012 Olympic Games
Robert Deaves,
The Finn Class is happy to announce the publication of a new book all about the class at the 2012 Olympic Games. Over the course of the Olympics, the Finn class released a series of press releases consisting of previews, interviews, race reports and wraps, all telling the sailors stories on and off the water.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Gabart back on top, but for how long? + Video
Vendee Globe,
In the Vendee Globe, Armel Le Cléac'h, the most regular pacesetter of this solo round the world race, was paying a price for his punchy, direct rhumb line strategy this Thursday afternoon as he acceded his lead to the young Macif skipper Francois Gabart.... [more]
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Entries Open for 2013 Fastway Cat Week(end) & SEQ Nacra Championships
Kelvin Holdt,
Entries have already started arriving for the 2013 Fastway Cat Week(end) & SEQ Nacra Champioships. This year's Catweek has been reduced to a weekend regatta due to Southport Yacht Club's hosting of the Nacra Infusion World Championships from the second - 7th February 2013... [more]
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Governor's Cup Yacht Race preparations underway
Polly Tyekiff,
With just sixteen days to go before the Governor's Cup Yacht Race gets underway, the build-up has already begun with St Helena Governor, Mark Capes, visiting False Bay Yacht Club, the starting point of the race, to collect the Governor's Cup trophy ready to take back to St Helena to present to the winning team when the race finishes in January.... [more]
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WMRT Monsoon Cup - Hansen and Robertson fight back
Leigh Ireland,
In the third Qualifying Session of the 2012 Monsoon Cup, Bjorn Hansen and Phil Robertson endured tough starts to their bids for glory this week but fought back strongly today. Hansen has kept his World Championship quest alive by Qualifying for the knock-out stages while Robertson posted three wins from three today to leave himself on the cusp of a Quarter Final berth.... [more]
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WMRT Monsoon Cup - Strong day for Yanmar Racing
Mark Chisnell,
In the third qualifying session of the Monsoon Cup, final event on the 2012 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, it has been a strong day for Yanmar Racing who moved to the top of the leaderboard. They did it with another three wins and just a single loss, to confirm a place in tomorrow's quarter finals, and challenge for pole position out of qualifying.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne - Crews greeted by light conditions on day 4 + Video
Craig Heydon,
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup - Sail Melbourne, following days of strong winds, crews were greeted by light conditions on day four. The 49erFX and 49er fleets were first in action on Thursday after missing two days due to the strong winds.... [more]
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ISAF World Cup: Sunny, mild and light replaces the fury in Melbourne
John Curnow,
Early in the morning the wind was blowing 15 knots out of the South and by 1600hrs, it was just less than half that and coming from the East. The sun also returned and pushed the temperature back to a more pleasant 20 degrees Celsius. Sail Melbourne certainly has had a mix of weather for which the host city is famous.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Le Cléac'h nears Crozet with rivals in pursuit + Video
Vendee Globe,
Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac'h has been successful in holding his most direct, optimum course towards the second ice security gate, Crozet, and should be able to pass its west mark before diving south early this morning. Behind him his close rivals are already further south and sailing two knots faster in slightly stronger breeze.... [more]
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Club Marine Pittwater and Coffs regatta hangs visitors welcome sign
Lisa Ratcliff,
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Commodore Phil Arnall and his Corby 43, Anger Management, is one of a number of visiting entries lining up for the Club Marine Pittwater and Coffs Harbour Regatta in the New Year.... [more]
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CYCA One-Design race to feature world class sailors
Di Pearson,
2011 Rolex Farr 40 world champion Guido Belgiorno-Nettis will lead a field of world class one-design sailors as they slug it out for the prestigious hardware at the 2012 CYCA Trophy-One-Design race. Farr 40 and Sydney 38 sailors will be battling against one another for three days of intense racing, which will begin on Friday on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Mooloolaba 200 sailing challenge preview
Rod Jones,
Mooloolaba Yacht Club, in partnership with Oceanburo, will be bringing in the top sailors on the picturesque beaches of Queensland for two days of pulsating short course and offshore racing at the inaugural Audi Centre Sunshine Coast Mooloolaba 200 sailing challenge on October 5-6, 2013.... [more]
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ISAF World Cup: Images from Sail Melbourne
Jeff Crow,
Top photographer, Jeff Crow, was on hand to capture these images from Day 3 of Sail Melbourne - opening round in the ISAF World Cup for 2013.... [more]
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America's Cup: King of the Foredeck becomes God of the GoPro
Sail-World,
One of New Zealand's first professional sailors, Joey Allen, is now the Emirates Team New Zealand sailing coach. He spends a lot of time in a chase boat, watching the AC72 sail. He also spends a lot of time shooting video. Known as a demon on crew-work and doing it fast and right, when he ruled the foredeck on many top campaigns, Joe is still very interested in performance... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Fleet hobbled by high pressure and tension
Vendee Globe,
On board the top eight IMOCA Open 60's on the Vendée Globe solo ocean race around the world there is added pressure to absolutely maximise speeds over what might prove a key section of the three month race. For both the leading group of five, and the so called ‘chasing trio' behind them, high pressure systems are encroaching from the west and also possibly from the north east.... [more]
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International Paralympic Committee Athletics to hold Sport Forum
IPC,
The 2-day IPC Athletics Sport Forum will take place in Frankfurt, Germany, starting on Thursday, 6th December, as representatives from IPC Athletics, National Paralympic Committees and International Organisations of Sports for the Disabled (IOSDs) will discuss progress and future developments in athletics.... [more]
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Nanjing 2014 spots up for grabs at Byte CII and Techno 293 Worlds 2013
ISAF,
The Byte CII dinghy and Techno 293 windsurfer have now released the dates of their 2013 World Championships which will be the first world qualification events for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. The inaugural Youth Olympic Games, Singapore 2010, offered young sailors, aged 15-16, moving up from the Optimist and junior classes an experience like no other at the pinnacle multi-sport event.... [more]
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WMRT Monsoon Cup - Williams on form as Gilmour announces retirement
Leigh Ireland,
Record 4-time ISAF Match Racing World Champion and multiple America's Cup campaigner, Peter Gilmour announced his retirement from the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and professional match racing on day two of racing at the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia. Gilmour will bow out following the event conclusion this Saturday 8th December.... [more]
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WMRT Monsoon Cup - Gilmour announces retirement
Mark Chisnell,
In Malaysia, it was a momentous day for the Yanmar Racing team – skipper, Peter Gilmour selected the press conference at the end of the second qualifying session to announce his retirement from the sport. It's been a spectacular career, spanning 32 years and four world championship titles, but Gilmour has decided to call it a day – once he's contested this Monsoon Cup.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne - Aussies unstoppable on Day 3
Craig Heydon,
On day three of the ISAF Sailing World Cup - Sail Melbourne, crews were tested by strong breeze and big swell with a number of Australians finishing with a perfect three wins from three starts. After racing was abandoned on Tuesday due to strong winds, competitors at Sail Melbourne were again greeted by strong winds, consistently between 20 and 25 knots on Port Phillip Bay.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne - Olympic Classes return to action
John Curnow,
From the outset, ISAF Sailing World Cup and Sail Melbourne IRO, Ross Wilson was clear about his intention to get the Olympic classes sailing once more. He said, 'The Kiteboarding will get away at noon, as is already scheduled. We're keen to see the remainder of the classes sail today, possibly from 1400hrs on and definitely try to get three races in for them.'... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Stable winds, good speeds and frustration
Vendee Globe,
In the Vendee Globe, still with the indefatigable Armel Le Cléac'h on Banque Populaire in the lead, the advantage continues to grow for the pace making pack this morning as they reach fast towards to the Crozet ice gate, the second control designed to keep the fleet north of the worst of the ice threat.... [more]
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Marginal Moth Racing at International Classes Regatta
Scott Sharpe,
This past weekend saw Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club run another very successful International Classes Regatta. For the second time, the WA Moth class took part in the event, hoping to show the other classes that we can race too! The other classes included Mirrors, 420s, Lasers, 29ers, Flying 15s, Contenders, Optimists and Open Bics.... [more]
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2014 Australian Laser Masters at Gippsland Lakes
Rob Hartnett,
The Victorian Laser Association is proud to announce that the Australian Laser Masters Championship will be held from 13-17th February 2014 at the Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club at Paynesville.... [more]
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Olympic Classes return to the track at Sail Melbourne
John Curnow,
From the outset, ISAF Sailing World Cup and Sail Melbourne IRO, Ross Wilson was clear about his intention to get the Olympic classes sailing again today. He said, 'The Kiteboarding will get away at noon, as is already scheduled. We're keen to see the remainder of the classes sail today, possibly from 1400hrs on and definitely try to get three races in for them.'... [more]
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Sail Melbourne 2012 - Gruber, Imbert still lead kiteboarding battle
John Curnow,
Kiteboarders head into the third day of competition with Florian Gruber of Germany and Ariane Imbert of France still lording on top of the leaderboard. After experiencing rough racing condition on a breezy and cloudy Tuesday afternoon, Kiteboarders head into the third day of competition with Florian Gruber of Germany and Ariane Imbert of France still at the top of the leaderboard.... [more]
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SOLAS Big Boat Challenge - Sailors look for psychological edge
Jennifer Crooks,
The upcoming SOLAS Big Boat Challenge is expected to be a fierce battle to the finish as competitors look to gain a psychological edge over their opponents before the real test at the 2012 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.... [more]
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RS100 awarded ISAF Class status
Martin Wadhams,
Since the RS100's launch in 2010 it has been the world's fastest growing performance single handed class. Numbers have built quickly across the globe and in November at the ISAF Annual Conference the RS100 was awarded ISAF Class status.... [more]
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America's Cup: Artemis Racing's afterguard look forward + Video
America's Cup.com,
Following the big team shake-up on Friday that saw the departure of skipper Terry Hutchinson, Artemis Racing took to San Francisco Bay on Saturday for a test session. Here's the view from the brain trust at the back of the boat after Saturday's sail.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne Day 2 - Kiteboarding action resumes + Video
John Curnow,
Sail Melbourne Racing Committee ordered Tuesday morning for the postponement of all sailboat events due to extremely strong winds recorded on Melbourne's bay area. However, Kiteboarding kicked off its second day of action as Florian Gruber of Germany and Ariane Imbert of France tries to take advantage of 25knots winds to further build their leads over the rest of competing field in the first leg o... [more]
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