The boats ranged from tiny single handed Optimist Dinghies to 25 foot sports boats and 20 foot catamarans with just about everything in between.

Rupert Henry's Chinese Whisper and Ludde Ingvall's CQS are two of the 164 overseas entries in the race.

Burton sits third in the Laser while Belcher and Ryan are fourth in the 470.

Most of the country's top male Olympic prospects will compete in their first Olympic class regatta since Rio 2016.

Nigel Stokes' Fidelis, well-known for winning Line Honours in the 1966 Sydney Hobart Race, claimed victory in the Veterans over Nicole Shrimpton’s Defiance.

Maserati, driven by guest helmsman Chris Way, and Ginger went into the final race tied on 15 points.

After four races, there is a tight battle for the lead between Ginger and Maserati.

Spithill was unable to stop himself and got slingshotted off the back of the boat.

Racing kicks off on Sunday and concludes with two days of medal races next weekend.

After the first Act in Muscat, SAP heads into Qingdao with the overall lead.

The RC44 Championship Tour enters its 11th season next week in Sotogrande, Spain.

Next stop for the Daltons will be the 2018 Youth World Championships to be hosted in China this December.

Adventure enthusiasts Levi Harris and Landon Smith constructed the boat using four inner tubes, one kitchen table, and a hammock for a sail.

Nick Press and Andrew Hay have won every major 12ft skiff event this season.

Across the three days of racing, sailors were frustrated by a lack of wind however the four divisions were able to complete their minimum race numbers by Monday’s final session.