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07.05.2013 - 14:59:48 (GMT)
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Australian David Gilmour, AUS Team Gilmour took victory at the Korea Match Cup Qualifying event © Photo by Sail Korea

Australian David Gilmour, AUS Team Gilmour took victory at the Korea Match Cup Qualifying event © Photo by Sail Korea

London, UK (May 7, 2013): The 2013 Korea Match Cup Qualifying event was held in the waters of Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Jebudo from April 25-28. Australian David Gilmour, AUS Team Gilmour took victory in the finals 2-0 against Jeremy Koo, MAS Koo Racing Team and with it booked a place in the Korea Match Cup which will take place May 29 – June 2. It will be Gilmour’s second Tour event following his appearance at the Monsoon Cup last year where he got through to the Quarterfinal round before being knocked out by his father Peter Gilmour.

The Australian team, led by skipper David Gilmour never lost a match during the four days of Qualifying and knockout rounds. The Korean team led by skipper Gunwoo Park, KOR Busan Match Team overcame his fellow national Byeongki Park, KOR Team Goeje City in the Petit Final 2-0 to take the other Qualification place.

Throughout the competition Team Gilmour focused on improving their teamwork but also worked on enjoying the game itself, resulting in a win – win situation. The hard work and training seemed to pay off and having now been to the Qualifying event Gilmour feels more confident about being able to put in a good result at the end of May.

The Gyeonggi-Do Maritime Festival, which will be held concurrently with the 2013 Korea Match Cup offers visitors a spectacular maritime experience with a variety of on-water activities including power boat rides, dinghy sailing, water bumper cars, water bicycle, pedal boats, mud walking along with many on-shore attractions and musical performances.

This will be the 6th Korea Match Cup as part of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and is one of Asia's leading maritime sports competitions.

“The Korea Match Cup is a global player in the world of sailing competitions. With the event scheduled for the end of May beginning of June we’re looking forward to seeing a lot of visitors during the week to experience the cut and thrust of top level match racing as well as the great atmosphere and activities of the maritime festival.” said Korea Match Cup CEO Dong Young Kim.

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