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Peter GILMOUR (AUS)

Peter Gimour (AUS)In 2006 Peter GILMOUR put his own emphatic stamp on the inaugural Match Racing world. Not only did he win the World Match Racing Tour for the third consecutive time, in doing so he also claimed the 2006 ISAF Match Racing World title before the championship season had officially ended.

For 25 years, GILMOUR has been consistently at the top of the match-racing scene and is a formidable opponent. Victories at three ISAF Grade 1 match racing events and third place at two more proved a tough act to follow. GILMOUR secured the World Match Racing Tour title after completing just six of the eight stages, accumulating a lead of 39 points over his nearest rival.

Starting the nomination period at number two on the ISAF World Match Race Rankings, GILMOUR's consistent regatta wins brought him up to the number one spot in December 2005.

ISAF Open Match Racing World Ranking at the end of the nomination period (2 August 2006) - 1


9th - ISAF Match Racing World Championship - ISAF Grade 1 - Sep 2005
1st - Monsoon Cup, Kuala Terengganu, MAS - ISAF Grade 1 - Dec 2005
3rd - ACI H1 Match Race Cup, Rovinj, CRO - ISAF Grade 1 - May 2006
1st - Match Race Germany, Langenargen, GER - ISAF Grade 1 - Jun 2006
1st - Locman Cup - Elba Island, ITA - ISAF Grade 1 - Jul 2006
3rd - Portugal Match Cup - Cascais, POR - ISAF Grade 1 - Jul 2006
9th - St Moritz Match Race - St Moritz, SUI - ISAF Grade 1 - Aug 2006
Winner of the World Match Racing Tour Championship 05-06 and ISAF Match Racing World Championship 2006

Name: Peter William GILMOUR (AUS)
Place of Birth: Perth, Australia
Date of Birth: 21940
Profession: Yachtsman/Investor
ISAF Sailor ID: AUSPG3
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 the 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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