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Karpak got away to the best start at with a 3, 2 scoreline, leaving him at the top of the fleet, on a day when many sailors picked up wildly different scores as the wind played tricks.
Gusts of up to 250km an hour and a storm surge of up to 4 metres are predicted.
The around the world record was already ratified, but now more reference times have gone into the record books.
Coutts answers points of contention raised by ETNZ about the way the Cup is being run.
Despite best intentions finding a good marina in SE Asia can be difficult, Liz Coleman strikes gold.
The fleet enjoyed conditions that ranged from 5 to 20 knots at Lake Macquarie.
Derelict vessels are a problem with which almost all coastal communities wrestle.
Council chairman Bill Shepherd said the trophy typically went to an individual but it could be awarded for any acts or services which promoted, advanced or bettered the sport of yachting.
The life jacket inflates outside the coat, making it simple to use by the wearer and providing more visibility for the rescuer.
Sinking the former navy ship could provide a year-round attraction for over 5,000 divers per year, with an annual economic impact of $1.5 million.