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Mark Jackson was the top Australian in 14th with fellow Aussie Mark Skelton in 15th.
It was a slow start to the day with light breeze and a lightning storm sent the boats ashore.
The 28 boat fleet is made up of 14 rookies and 14 sailors who have already competing, including four whom will compete for the fourth time.
From 4pm on Saturday, the breeze is expected to shift to the south/south-east at 5 knots, backing to the north-east.
An essential of every yacht, Bruce Nicholson shows how to set your grab bag up so it is always ready
Michael Coxon explains his involvment in the class and what they are working on.
Many of the importers will have brand new models not seen before in Australia.
Ensign Yachts new catamaran is set to take a lot of visitors at the boat show
Amongst the key speakers are Franck Cammas (Team France), Mario Caponnetto, a member of the AC Land Rover BAR Team and Paolo Manganelli from Gurit.
The manufacturer claims effective charging at a speed as low as 3 knots.
Abell Point Marina and Port of Airlie are both fully booked, with Abell Point now operating a wait list.