Gilmour, whose One World Challenge is based out of Seattle, took the first encounter by 24 seconds. In the second race he forced Brady into two infringements, and by the time the young Kiwi-turned-Italian had completed his penalty turns, Gilmour's winning margin had stretched to 42 seconds.
This is the second time in two weeks that Brady has lost a final, going down to Frenchman Bertrand Pace in Auckland's Steinlager Line 7 regatta just a week ago. He had fought his way through to the final after a tough semi-final with Sweden's Magnus Holmberg, and was philosophical about his loss. He said, "we came here to sail against the best in the world, and this week Peter Gilmour is the best in the world, it's all part of our training for the America's Cup."
Ken Read, from Team Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes challenge, sailing his first grade one event, took third place after a shoot out with Magnus Holmberg, who finishes fourth for the second week in a row. However, Magnus Holmberg can take consolation from the fact that he still heads the leaderboard in the Swedish Match Grand Prix leaderboard, with three events left to sail.
Peter Gilmour (USA) bt Ken Read (USA) 2 - 0
Gavin Brady (ITA) bt Magnus Holmberg (SWE) 2 - 1
Peter Gilmour (USA) bt Gavin Brady (ITA) 2 - 0
Ken Read (USA) bt Magnus Holmberg (SWE) 2 - 1
Swedish match Grand Prix Sailing Tour
Scores after five events