Matt Allen’s 2017 Sydney Hobart winner, Ichi Ban, is cleaning up, having won five from five races.

The first seven races were sailed in relatively light sea breezes of around 12-14 knots, while the Fremantle Doctor made up the difference on two days.

The hugely competitive local J/24 fleet enjoyed the first of its brand-new two-day race series.

In the Multihull division, the 70ft trimaran MOD, Beau Geste, has added Team New Zealand hot shots to the crew in attempts to beat Frank Racing.

Mr Barnett’s fishing vessel Gale Force reached the yacht late Tuesday night, 140km south of Gabo Island. When they reached the vessel the bow was filled with water and the stern was afloat.

With winds up to 17kts, competitors enjoyed more thrilling sailing and tactical racing for the second day of Barbados Sailing Week.

Glorious conditions with up to 18kts of breeze and accompanying swell made for an exciting day on the water for the opening day of the three-day Coastal Series.

A strong and even fleet competing in anticipated variable conditions will test even the most experienced sailors on Port Phillip Bay.

The Milang-Goolwa Freshwater Classic will this year be held on Saturday 27 January.

Among the squad to represent the nation in Texas will be reigning Youth World Champions in the 420, Otto Henry and Rome Featherstone.

America’s Cup sailor Paul Campbell-James has announced he will be flying the English flag as the first international team to confirm their participation in this Summer’s SuperFoiler Grand Prix.

The stars of tomorrow showed their skills in blustery conditions off Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, completing four days of intense competition.

Although the crews have finally got some downwind sailing, the sudden change brought winds of up to 78 knots, electrical activity and squally downpours.

A fleet of up to 300 yachts big and small will take off from Williamstown in a mass start of the largest keel boat regatta in the southern hemisphere, the Festival of Sails.

Designed and built back in the 1970s to then international IOR rating rule, these former ‘half tonners’ and ‘one tonners’ turn out each summer.