Blistering autumn temperatures of 38 degrees and gusty nor’west winds on Sydney Harbour punished Farr 40 crews over four races.

The race was sailed a a 15-20-knots North West wind which tested the crews and their teams over the three laps windward-return course.

Calvert, now in his early 80s, and his long-time crew sailed Intrigue almost perfectly in the perfect sailing conditions on the River Derwent yesterday for the final race of the Combined Clubs summer pennant series

After four days of consistently strong sailing in Oman, the Swiss team extended their lead on the fleet of super-fast foiling GC32s.

The Medal Race started with an average wind speed of 24 knots gusting to 29 - and with huge waves it was on the limit.

A mystery wreck was discovered on the sea floor of the Marlborough Sounds but it turned out to be a much older launch.

At the end of the day, Zen is series leader, Corinthian leader and boat of the day.

NZ Extreme Sailing Team and Red Bull Sailing Team sustained significant damage after colliding in the fourth race, causing their retirement.

The day started with heavy rain, and then a postponement, but then competitors were treated to exceptional conditions.

Unfortunately the second race was later abandoned after extensive jury hearings because the first mark was out of position.

The young pros on board Land Rover BAR Academy, as well as the newly formed crews NZ Extreme Sailing Team and Red Bull Sailing Team, chased their experienced counterparts around the racecourse with tenacity.

The breeze finally arrived on the third day, with three testing races in winds building from 15 to 22 knots during the day.

Since Christmas there’s been the 180th Royal Hobart Regatta, the Crown Series Bellerive Regatta and last weekend more than 50 boats, competed in the Port Cygnet Yacht Club Regatta, first held in 1853.

Consistent sailing across four races saw the experienced Alinghi crew finish within the top two on each occasion.

The event will be an Olympic qualifier for countries who have not already secured a spot for the 2020 Olympics and is also likely to be used by many countries as a selection regatta for the Tokyo Games.