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VIDEO: Australia and Brazil are sailing's ISAF NationsCup 2013 Champions

Brazil’s women won a thrilling seventh edition of the ISAF Nations Cup final in Middelfart an hour after Australia’s men had also upset the form book and the home favourites by whitewashing Denmark.

Australia’s men won 3-0 against the dominant Denmark team, who had only lost two matches all week and had looked unstoppable. It is the first time Australia has won the Nations Cup. David Gilmour, son of America's Cup sailor Peter, and his four man crew were unstoppable.

For Juliana Senfft of Brazil it was case of third time lucky having finished sixth in previous Nations Cup Grand Finals. There was disappointment for Denmark who had made both the Mens' and Womens' finals.

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Australia and Brazil win Nations Cup in Denmark

Brazil’s women won a thrilling seventh edition of the ISAF Nations Cup final in Middelfart on Saturday an hour after Australia’s men had also upset the form book and the home favourites by whitewashing Denmark.

See the results here: http://www.matchracingresults.com/2013/isaf-nations-cup/

In the Open event, Australia’s men won 3-0 against the dominant Denmark team, who had only lost two matches all week and had looked unstoppable. It is the first time Australia has won the Nations Cup.

David Gilmour, the 22-year-old skipper, and his crew: Ed Powys, tactician; Luke Payne, pit, Pete Nicholas and Alistair Marchesi, bow, were unstoppable.

“It’s an amazing feeling,” Gilmour, son of the America’s Cup sailor Peter Gilmour, said. “On the last run, I was really stressed out, but credit to the boys for keeping me calm and we just managed to hold on, it was a huge effort by the whole team.

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VIDEO: Denmark just one match away from a place in the final of sailing's ISAF Nations Cup - the World Cup of match-racing

Australia, Japan and Sweden joined Denmark in the semi-finals of the ISAF Nations Cup. The Danes, skippered by 23 year old Nicolai Sehested, underlined their status as favourites by taking a 2-nil lead in their best of five semi-final against the Swedes. Two penalties against David Gilmore allowed Japan, skippered by Asian Games gold medalist Wataru Sakamoto, to square the other semi 1-1. Saturday will see the conclusion of the semi-finals before the winners go on to challenge for the Nations Cup.

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