After a vicious overnight storm in Hervey Bay, competitors headed on to the course but were soon in "survival mode" as the 14 knot wind quickly climbed above the class limit. Read more
The official spectator boats will be located in a preferred viewing position on the race area perimeter and will have onboard TV screens so patrons can follow all the action.
After day one, Nico Poons' Charisma was dead last having posted a 7-8, but a final day cancellation saw them take the regatta win and the series title.
Although the race was sailed in a light Easterly breeze, which faded over the latter half of the course, there was no shortage of action and continual lead changes to satisfy the spectators.
A week today, from 12:30 on Sunday 25 November, the fleet will begin their ocean adventure and say farewell to Gran Canaria but before then, there is a packed programme of events for the days ahead.
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Clubs in all Australian states and also in Canberra rallied behind the idea as a fresh way to remind younger sailors of the senior sailing options at their home clubs.
Rob had a huge input into early fibreglass trailer sailer design in Australia. He turns 90 on the 2nd of January and still actively keeps tabs on how his classes are performing via the internet.
More than 70 entries have already been received from international sailors for the 2019 world championships to be sailed at Manly, north of Auckland, in the New Year period.
A near windless Sunday morning on the Derwent put paid to the hopes of both Off-Piste and Footloose.
Long term leases cost upwards of $400,000 and the problem is getting worse as ETNZ has taken over the majority of Hobson West Marina.
Performance catamarans may scare off older customers, so Seawind found a happy medium.
The USS Providence, which featured in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, was damaged in 2015 but will be fully restored.
All individually tested during production, the boots are 100% waterproof and sealed, with an integrated external gaiter to prevent water ingress in extreme conditions.
Also, being developed on land will be a café, chandlery and a new amenities building which will include shower and laundry facilities.