End of an era - Peter Gilmour announces his retirement

End of an era - Peter Gilmour announces his retirement

Peter Gilmour (right), pictured with his eldest son David Gilmour. 

Five-time America’s Cup veteran and RFBYC Special Member, Peter Gilmour announced on 5 December 2012 that the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia would be his last match racing event, retiring from the sport of Sailing.

It’s been a spectacular career for Gilmour, spanning 32 years including numerous match racing world titles and he was on the winning America's Cup team in 2007 as the coach of the Swiss Alinghi team. 

Peter began sailing at the age of seven on the Swan River and competed in his first world championships when only 16 years old.  Since then, he has sailed in everything from dinghies to offshore yachts – having competed in the blue-water classics Sydney/Hobart and the Fastnet,  before finally settling on match-racing as his field of expertise.

Peter passes over his crown to eldest son David, also skippering in the Monsoon Cup; the Cup is David’s first-ever Alpari World Match Racing Tour event. Now in its seventh year, the Monsoon Cup has been won twice by Peter Gilmour, in 2005 and 2008. 

Thank you Peter for your commitment to our sport and our Club as a volunteer, coach and competitor. 

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