Tash Bryant and Annie Wilmot picked up a race win in 49erFX.

David Gilmour and Joel Turner are tied for the lead in the 49er, with several other crews handily placed in the top 10 after only one or two races.

Australia has a strong contringent, headed by Rio medallists Tom Burton (Laser), Mat Belcher/Will Ryan (470) and Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin (Nacra 17).

The Box Rule class sailing programme is between Thursday 3rd May and Sunday 6th May, and will include a total of eight races, including a coastal race in the Bay of Palma.

One of the Whitsunday Sailing Club’s great success stories, Paul Mitchell sailed his way up the junior ranks to win the 505 Youth World Championship twice.

Two rescue helicopters picked up the four adults and two children and flew them to Whangarei hospital.

World Cup Series rounds will give a clear indication on who the top runners are for gold at the World Championships and in line to qualify their country for Tokyo 2020.

The Finn class says there is no direct correlation between budget and success; the only discernible correlating factor is between skill and success.

The 15 boat fleet competing off Riva del Garda over 23-27 May represents the coming together of the two GC32 circuits.

The crew of Vende Globe winner Armel Le Cléac'h, Pierre-Emmanuel Hérissé and a cameraman, were able to shelter inside the boat until rescued by the Moroccan navy.

After six days of sublime sunshine and sailing, a wild westerly has put paid to any further racing across all divisions, leaving overnight results standing.

Max Peters went overboard from the Adams 10 class yacht Top Gun during the first race of the Association Cup in WNW winds estimated at 25 knots but gusting well over 30 knots.

Marcus Blackmore’s newly purchased TP52 Hooligan put in another strong showing, taking overall honours and maintaining its lead in the title series.

Sandy Oatley found his groove on the helm of Wild Oats X and clawed back the lead to take line honours.

Hull says he closely followed the transformation of the America’s Cup catamarans into full foilers.