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Skipper Jeff Carter showed experience and consistency over all eight races and a win in the last race won the regatta.

The Appliancesonline.com.au team became the 2019-2020 Australian 18 Footers League Spring champions, but it was The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines team which took honours on the day.

The new format includes four Grade 1 regattas, and 100 teams have fought to claim one of just 20 places in the Finals.

Edake was named boat of the day, but the reality is, racing was so strong that a few boats came away with wins.

The 30th anniversary will feature inshore and offshore races, a rickshaw race and a lavish final awards ceremony.

Unseasonable and unruly conditions have made life tough on competitors and officials alike.

Changing the dates of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta from the usual second half of April to the very beginning has enabled various past participants to join again, notably the magnificent 137’ Herreshoff gaff schooner Elena of London

On August 14-15, the world’s fastest sail racing boats will compete on the Solent, where sailing’s elusive 50-knot speed barrier was eclipsed in the inaugural season.

Numbers were very high at most of the events as the class continues to expand and this list includes 43 new entries from the last list in July.

As many as 30 different acts, including local artists, will perform during the Festival of Sails which runs from January 25 to 27, 2020.

After overnight thunderstorms, the day dawned cloudy and everything pointed towards a hard day for sailing, although in the end the conditions were near perfect to compete.

The stage was set for an intriguing, rivalry-tinged tussle after last year’s national titles.

Nearly 1050 entries have been received for the eight major events, starting with the Victorian Championships from November 23-24.

In 2020, the event celebrates its 50th anniversary and is being run by the ever-enthusiastic Dutch Finn sailors who have promised to put on a memorable event both on and off the water.

Brett Van Munster, Phil Marshall and Kurt Fatouris only have to appear at the starting line next Sunday to take of the Championship after a totally dominant performance in races 5 and 6.