Sailing: Gilmour is too tough for Law

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It took until sunset, but Australia's Peter Gilmour finally overcame Britain's Chris Law in the final of the Brut Gold Cup in Bermuda yesterday, winning a total of $55,000 (pounds 35,000) in prize money and bonuses. Gilmour won the best of five 3-1 in very light winds which saw racing twice delayed for several hours, writes Stuart Alexander.

It was, nevertheless, an encouraging result for Law, who dismissed Roy Heiner in the quarter-final and ended the Dutchman's hopes of lifting the $250,000 bonus for winning three of the five Brut Grands Prix this year. Law, who has struggled for consistency, forced his way into the final with a 3-1 win over Russell Coutts, who steered New Zealand to victory in the America's Cup earlier this year.

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