Peter Bracken has one less thing to worry about out on the water at the Festival of Sails this week – crocodiles.

The racing was extremely close with the top six boats finishing within just over two minutes of each other.

Light east north-easterly winds and loads of Victorian summer sunshine made for a gentle outing.

Five wins from six starts easily captured the Farr 40 Newcastle One Design trophy for Martin Hill.

Estate Master has taken the early lead after winning three from four races.

Secret Men's Business took monohull line honours after a close battle with Hollywood Boulevard.

Lisa will start her record attempt from Albany, WA at 11am Sunday morning.

The US One team has new crew and are ready to fight for the top of the podium after finishing second last year.

While Quantum finished with a six point lead, second place was decided by a three-way count back.

Pete Burling will be doing his first event in the M32 with a crew of Glenn Ashby, Blair Tuke and Josh Junior.

A combined fleet of 264 keelboats and off-the-beach classes representing all six states plus the Northern Territory are gearing up for the full program of sailing and shoreside fun.

Ergin Imre’s TP52 goes into the one race final day showdown holding a two points cushion over three boats all locked up on the same points tally.

The conditions made for a particularly exciting conclusion to the Series with results in some classes going down to the wire.

The 2017 WIM Series events aren’t all set this early, but we know that the Women’s World Match Racing Championship in Helsinki in June will be one of the peak competitions.

He is teaming up with Gabriel Borges in an attempt to master the 49er like he has the Star and Laser.