sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : WMRT Monsoon Cup - Gilmour announces retirement
WMRT Monsoon Cup - Gilmour announces retirement

'Peter Gilmour'    WMRT ©
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, the final event on the 2012 Alpari World Match Racing Tour.

Peter Gilmour told a packed press conference, ’I’d like to thank each and every person that’s sailed with me over the years, it’s been fabulous racing with all of them. I’d like to pick out for a mention the current team of Thierry (Douillard, FRA), Fred (Guilmin, FRA), Martin (Berntsson, SWE) and of course Yaji (Yasuhiro Yaji, JPN) and Fuku (Kazuhiko Sofuku, JPN), those last two have been with me across 18 years and I think four America’s Cup campaigns. It’s been a great journey.’

Peter Gilmour was asked to pick out some highlights from a spectacular career. ‘I think sailing with an all-Japanese team in the America’s Cup was a remarkable experience, and winning the two world titles back-to-back was great. Of course, winning the first world championship, that’s a big deal, the first title. And I’d probably pick out the seven Swedish Match Cup wins, and nine Nippon Cups as a highlight, along with beating Russell (Coutts) in the final at the first Monsoon Cup here, way back in 2005.’

Another sad part of the announcement came with the news that Yanmar’s three-year sponsorship deal with Manchester United means that they will no longer be supporting the Yanmar Racing sailing team. It was this that had partly spurred Gilmour onto his decision – but the timing also seemed right.

‘I think it’s a good moment,’ said Gilmour afterwards, ‘with my son David here at his first event. So making it my last event, after we’ve raced each other on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour for the first time, that has a good feel to it. It’s also great to see my other son Sam making a big step this year as well, winning the 2012 World University Match Racing Championships. They can take over where I’m leaving off.’

Gilmour’s announcement also came after a good day on the water. After losing the first race to Adam Minoprio (NZL), the Yanmar Racing team scored three successive wins in succession, beating Pierre-Antoine Morvan (FRA), Phil Robertson (NZL) and then his Kiwi compatriot, Laurie Jury.

The results leave Yanmar Racing in fourth place overnight, with four wins and two losses. The reigning title holder, Ian Williams currently tops the leaderboard with five straight wins. Yanmar Racing are not scheduled to race again until flight ten, and racing will start with flight nine tomorrow morning. Peter Gilmour’s first opponent will be the rising American star, Taylor Canfield.

The Monsoon Cup is the eighth and final event on this year’s Alpari World Match Racing Tour and is held in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia from the third-8th December, 2012. The Yanmar Racing team are currently in fourth overall on the Tour standings, 6.75 points behind third placed Keith Swinton (AUS), with the gap to leaders Ian Williams (GBR) and Bjorn Hansen (SWE) set at 25.75 and 28 points respectively.

Qualifying Round – After Eight Flights

Ian Williams 5 0 5
Keith Swinton 4 1 4
Taylor Canfield 4 1 4
Peter Gilmour 4 2 4
Adam Minoprio 3 2 3
Pierre-Antoine Morvan 3 3 3
Björn Hansen 3 3 3
Phil Robertson 2 3 2
Johnie Berntsson 2 4 2
Laurie Jury 1 4 1
David Gilmour 1 4 1
Jeremy Koo 0 5 0

Overall Tour Championship Standings – After seven stages:

Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Mekonomen Sailing Team – 104.25pts
Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar – 102pts
Keith Swinton (AUS) Black Swan Racing – 83pts
Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing – 76.25pts
Pierre-Antoine Morvan (FRA) Vannes Agglo Sailing Team – 71pts
Laurie Jury (NZ) Kiwi Match – 70.25pts
Phil Robertson (NZ) WAKA Racing – 70pts
Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Berntsson Sailing Team – 68.25pts

Monsoon Cup website
World Match Racing Tour website


by Mark Chisnell

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=104420

4:57 PM Wed 5 Dec 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2012 Monsoon Cup

Related News Stories:

05 Dec 2012  WMRT Monsoon Cup - Canfield reaffirms credentials on day 1
04 Dec 2012  Monsoon Cup - Yanmar Racing has eyes on the prize
04 Dec 2012  WMRT Monsoon Cup - Koo and Robertson have something to prove
02 Dec 2012  WMRT Monsoon Cup - Trophy reaches final destination
02 Dec 2012  Canfield membawa bakat-bakat muda untuk Monsun Cawan
02 Dec 2012  Canfield and US One Sailing Team brings young talent to Monsoon Cup
30 Nov 2012  Ian Williams guns for 4th world match racing title at Monsoon Cup
30 Nov 2012  Malaysian Match Racing victory propels Jeremy Koo into Monsoon Cup
28 Nov 2012  WMRT Monsoon Cup - Minoprio, Alpari Racing Team ready for battle
24 Nov 2012  WMRT Monsoon Cup - Pressure rises as start looms
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

America's Cup: Rod Davis - why I left Team NZ *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,














Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia by International Maxi Association,




















America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz,


Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3 by Bob Fisher, Hamilton Island, Queensland




2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1 by Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul
















Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,










Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships
Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people
IFDS World Championships - US Paralympic hopefuls ready for racing
Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph
Vineyard Race celebrates 80th running of the East Coast classic
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Victory for Morgan Noireaux
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance
Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here
Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships
RC44 World Championship title to Bronenosec + Video
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 Images by Crosbie Lorimer
IFDS Worlds - Gary Jobson to attend opening ceremonies
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Dalton DeVos crowned champion
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games trailer
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Canfield wins
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Crosbie Lorimer Day 1 Images
Fisher's View: Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 1 - Stayin' Alive
CORK Olympic Classes Regatta 2014 - Day one   
Youth Olympics: practice over, athletes welcomed, time for YOG sailing   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record for Artemis-Team Endeavour   
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 2   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland: Artemis sets fourth course record   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds survive as semi-finalists   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Breezy day 4 in Gdynia   
RC44 World Championship - Dramatic improvement for Artemis Racing   
18' Skiff International Regatta - Action begins August 25th   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Challenging conditions arise   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record-breaking monohull victory   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng Race Team finishes third   
RC44 Marstrand World Championship - Bronenosec the star performer   
Bahamian Olympic Sailor to carry flag in honour of Sir Durward Knowles   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Records continue to tumble   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Course Record for Team SCA   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Team Alvimedica completes the race   
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 1   
420 and 470 Junior European Championships - A crazy race day 3   
2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Monohull record smashed   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT