Sam Gilmour
Australia
WS Ranking 2
Neptune Racing Team

Sam is the son of Peter Gilmour, a veteran of five America’s Cups, holder of four world match racing titles, and Congressional Cup winner in 1988. This will be Sam’s second Congressional Cup, he is familiar with the event through his father, who has competed as a skipper in four previous Congressional Cups.

Sam started sailing at age 9, calls Perth, AU his home and is representing the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club. His experience in match racing sailing in Southern California waters comes from winning the Governor's Cup at Newport Beach in 2013 and again in 2014. Sam received an invitation to last year's Congressional Cup by winning the USA Grand Slam Series.

Placing third in last year's Congressional Cup, earned him a podium finish in his very first appearance. Sam is sure to bring his young competitive spirit to hunt down the veteran skippers and will attempt to follow his father's legacy of winning the top prize in this year's Congressional Cup.
CORE CREW MEMBERS:
Jay Griffin - Tactician
Mark Spearman - Main
Adam Negri - Pit
Justin Wong - Trim
Jack Breislin - Bow

 
3rd Congressional Cup 2016
3rd WTE Sopot Match Race 2016 Gdansk Bay, close to the Molo Pier, POL
2nd Energa Spoot Match Race 2016, Gdansk Bay, POL
2nd Governor's Cup 2016 Balboa Yacht Club, USA
9th WMRT Finals 2016 Marstrand, SWE
2nd WMRT Coperhagen Qualifier 2 2016 Royal Danish Yacht Club, DEN
1st Warren Jones International Youth Regatta 2016 Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, AUS