It all came down to the final race, as it should. Two teams of accomplished and motivated amateur sailors from opposite corners of the globe battling on a lumpy, windy Narragansett Bay.

With the final day cruelled by lack of wind, five Australians managed top three results in their respective categories.

The boat came ashore near 64th Place after its two operators lost control of it, resulting in a broken mast and other damage

The final day of the Farr 40 social regatta commenced with an abandoned race offshore before moving inside the harbour where Rob Reynolds’ Exile led their way to victory.

Every race day, Steve Harrison and his crew have driven from Dover to Hobart and four times they have gone home winners of Division 2.

The stakes are high and history will be written in the Mediterranean port of Marseille.

This was the second win of the season for Ernesto Bertarelli’s team following their victory at the GC32 World Championship in Lagos, Portugal in June.

The Melbourne based Nutcracker crew has been travelling to Sydney to train ahead of the upcoming Worlds in California and Saturday’s efforts paid dividends.

After a day coined a game of two halves, Alinghi and Oman Air came out on top and one of the two will score overall victory.

A long wait on the final day, but Filipe Silva carried through his lead of the day before to surprisingly score victory in a classy fleet.

The Tasmanian team, led by Brett Cooper, had only a short time to prepare their new boat in which they are excelling.

A thrilling day on the water in every sense; Michael Maier won both races, but Filipe Silva regained the overall lead.

Frustration for all as the wind died, sailors returning to base, then some individual recalls – the sailors pointing a finger at the date - Friday the 13th.

In today’s five races, all held in the southerly Ora wind of 8 to 13 knots, the immaculate Swiss team never finished a race deeper than third and ended the day four points ahead of second-placed Red Bull Sailing Team.

The conditions were more benign than on Wednesday, dropping to 4-5 knots at some points but at other times there were enough gusts to catch out the unwary, with a few sailors testing the water temperature in Schwerin Lake.