The penultimate day of the Monsoon Cup showed just how far the world's best professional match racing teams are prepared to go in their quest to win the World Match Racing Tour, both on and off the water. There's money on the line, and there's professional pride at stake.
Local hero Hazwan Dermawan (MAS) wowed his Malaysian fans with another giant-killing performance in Qualifying Session two of the Monsoon Cup, as this time he dispatched world championship contender Bjorn Hansen (SWE) with a winning margin of 1 minute and 1 second.
Fans of the Monsoon Cup didn't have to wait long for the first major upset of the regatta, when in Match 1 of Flight 1 in Qualifying, local sailor Hazwan Dermawan beat Australia's Keith Swinton on Malaysian home waters.
Keith Swinton's Black Swan Racing from Australia and Chris Steele's 36 Below Racing from New Zealand have advanced to the Quarter Finals at the 67th annual Argo Group Gold Cup, the penultimate event on the 2015 World Match Racing Tour.
With six of the eight Quarter Finalists set at the $100,000 Argo Group Gold Cup, the penultimate event of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour, all eyes are on the Repechage to see which two crews will join the action slated for Saturday.
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At the end of August ten sailors from six countries, supported by their coaches, attended the first ISAF Paralympic Development Program clinic in Weymouth and Portland, Great Britain.
Led by Betsy Alison, US Sailing Paralympic Coach and Chair of the Disabled Sailing Committee, with support from Matt Grier, Royal Yachting Association Paralympic Development Coach and Jacob Haug, a 2.4mR coach sailors and coaches were put through their paces.
Throughout the clinic sailors benefited from on-water expertise, sailing in the Paralympic one-person keelboat, the 2.4mR, as well as daily on-shore briefings.
World Sailing TV were on-hand to capture the moment and you can view the video here.