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3 December 2005, 08:45 pm
Coutts and Gilmour Face To Face In Final
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Monsoon Cup 2005
Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Once facing match point, the end came quickly and emphatically for Bjorn HANSEN and Staffan LINDBERG. Russell COUTTS and Peter GILMOUR closed out their respective adversaries 3-0 with big wins in the final flight of their semifinal series.
Both wins were by more than 30 seconds. Once facing match point, the end came quickly and emphatically for Bjorn HANSEN and Staffan LINDBERG. Russell COUTTS and Peter GILMOUR closed out their respective adversaries 3-0 with big wins in the final flight of their semifinal series. Both wins were by more than 30 seconds.

COUTTS started on the leebow of HANSEN and the pair took starboard tack towards the shore. COUTTS called for water to tack and HANSEN, to windward, ducked behind. COUTTS got around the windward mark with about a two boatlength lead and kept extending from there.

GILMOUR nailed the start of his race against LINDBERG, who was forced to tack away after entering the racecourse. GILMOUR covered and was ablaze on the water. He led by more than 1 minute at the first windward mark and was never threatened the rest of the way.

COUTTS and GILMOUR will meet tomorrow in the final of the inaugural Monsoon Cup and one will claim the 50th victory of the Swedish Match Tour
Event Media, Image: Gilmour defeats Barker, © Guido Cantini/Swedish Match Tour
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