The Queenslanders led from the start but the second cross, when Wild Oats refused to give way, looked close enough to end in the protest room. Read more
Pauline Courtois (FRA) leads on the first day with a scoreline of 6-1.
The Australian 420 boys and mixed Nacra 15 crews are in second place in their respective classes after the first day.
Cooper’s crew regular Nick Corkhill and international sailor ‘’Twirler’’ Jones, a six times world champions sailor in the Mumm 30 class, certainly proved a major factor in their success.
A huge depression is forming west of the fleet with winds of up to 60 knots at its centre – and it is moving so fast that the seven Volvo Ocean 65s will not be able to outrun it.
"It's not a fee to host an event, an appearance fee, a royalty or anything like that. It's to run the actual event and all the logistics," Dalton insists.
What is going on in Eden? Is the proposed development under dark clouds?
When the first boat crew arrived on scene, they found two people in the water wearing life jackets and three still aboard the capsized vessel.
The 40-foot foiling SEAir is more than simply a concept and already has six potential major clients around the world.
Sold by Queensland Jeanneau Dealer Ian Douglas from Mooloolaba Yacht Brokers, the 64 will spend some time cruising in the Mediterranean before heading to the Antipodes.
More than 30,000 visitors are expected to attend the community event, with more than 170 boats participating in the celebration of all things relating to the design, construction and sailing of wooden boats
Ronstan designer Albert Mahoney says the key to the high performance of these blocks is the design and the materials used in manufacture.
As well as all the sailing action there will be a feast of family entertainment day and night keeping Geelong’s waterfront buzzing, including the spectacular Australia Day fireworks.