After being postponed from December the final event of 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour is underway in a new venue, Johor Bahru, Malysia. Johor sits at the Southern corner of Malaysia, just North of Singapore and is separated by 2 miles of sea, known as the Johor Straits – the area which we will be sailing.
Team Gilmour has been taking some down time from match racing over the last few months, however everyone has been busy sailing everywhere around the globe. David and Ed have been busy competing in the 49er circuit, including the Australian and Oceanic Champs and more recently in the ISAF World Cup event in Miami. Luke competed in the Melges 32 Worlds in Miami and Pete and Will both competed in and won the Kings Cup in Thailand.
We are excited to be back at the Monsoon Cup, particularly at the new venue. We reunited last week for some training in Perth before heading up to Johor for some training on the Strait. We sail the Foundation 36 yachts that they will be using here regularly in Perth and have won a number of events on these boats in the past, so feel comfortable heading into racing.
The Monsoon Cup is the most important event of the World Tour, being worth double points and non-discardable. We are looking forward to the racing and feel confident for a good result and the opportunity to move up the leader board on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour standings.
The venue, situated directly in front of a large high-rise development will provide some very interesting and difficult shifty racing.
Teams competing this week.
Taylor Canfield (ISV)
Mathieu Richard (FRA)
Phil Robertson (NZL)
David Gilmour (AUS)
Jeremy Koo (MAL)
Eric Monnin (SUI)
Jonnie Berntsson (SWE)
Bjorn Hansen (SWE)
Pierre Antoin-Morvan (FRA)
Ian Williams (GBR)
Maximillian Soh (SIN)
Keith Swinton (AUS)
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