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Peter GILMOUR (AUS)

Peter GILMOUR (AUS)Peter GILMOUR has been a formidable opponent on the match racing circuit for many years, having raced with five America's Cup syndicates and notching three ISAF World Championship titles to his belt. After a break from the ISAF Graded match racing circuit, the Australian has returned on superb form this season. Peter has entered eight ISAF Grade 1 events between October 2004 and August 2005 and claimed victory in three consecutive events. The first win was at Match Race Germany in May, where he defeated Jesper BANK (DEN). Later that month he was in Croatia wining his fifth ACI H1 Match Race title against Philippe PRESTI (FRA), before heading north again to Sweden for the Swedish Match Cup which he won for the sixth time in his career. Victory in Sweden also clinched the 2004/2005 Swedih Match Tour title for Peter and his Pizza-la Sailing Team. Peter's consistent performance saw him taking that coveted top spot on the ISAF World Match Race Rankings on 22 June 2005.


ISAF Open Match Racing World Ranking at the end of the nomination period (24 August 2005) - 1

5th - King Edward VII Bermuda Gold Cup, October 2004 - ISAF Grade 1
4th - 15th Nippon International Match Race, November 2004 - ISAF Grade 1
2nd - Toscana Elba Cup, May 2005 - ISAF Grade 1
1st - Match Race Germany, May 2005 - ISAF Grade 1
1st - ACI H1 Match Race Cup, May 2005 - ISAF Grade 1
1st - Swedish Match Cup, July 2005 - ISAF Grade 1
3rd - Portugal Match Cup, July 2005 - ISAF Grade 1
6th - St Moritz Match Race, August 2005 - ISAF Grade 1


Name: Peter William GILMOUR (AUS)
Place of Birth: Perth, Australia
Date of Birth: 21940
Profession: Yachtsman/Investor
ISAF Sailor ID: AUSPG3
Website: www.swedishmatchtour.com
What inspired you to take up sailing? I lived near the water and started playing in boats
What was the first boat you sailed? Pelican dinghy at age of 7
How did you buy your first boat and what was it? I asked my brother to inspect a boat with me and he sailed it home - Pelican. Big trouble when Dad found out!
Name your first sailing club: Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
What was the first event you competed in? Pelican Club Championship in 1969
What was the first event you won? Hornet - British School Boys in 1976
What are the main achievements/personal highlights of your sailing career? 3 times Match RacingWorld Champion
What are the main achievements/personal highlights of your sailing career? Bringing the Japanese to world class level
What are the main achievements/personal highlights of your sailing career? Wining the Swedish Match Tour 2004-2005
What are the main achievements/personal highlights of your sailing career? Winning the Swedish Match Cup 6 times
What are the main achievements/personal highlights of your sailing career? Winning the Nippon Cup 8 times
What are you future sailing goals? To keep going!
What does sailing mean to you? Enjoyment, respect, lifestyle.
Who has had the greatest impact on your sailing career and why? Iain MURRAY - he taught me how to be a leader with compassion.
Who is your sailing hero? Kazuhiko SOFUKU (JPN) - from truck driver to World Champion - the greatest.
What other sports do you enjoy? Cycling, Australian football and tennis
What does being nominated for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2005 mean to you? A great honour after an unbelievable year. Yet realisation that past performance is no assistance to future results.
If you were voted as the winner, what would this mean to you? Match racing is all about great team work and why should the skipper be applauded. I would immediately share the accolade with my Pizza-la Sailing Team, who all have interesting life stories.
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