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They met the renowned Scotch College team in the best of five grand final with the overall result decided in just four races, Westminster claiming it 3-1.

In Class A, Beau Geste, won both races by a comfortable margin, with Outsider second and the Ker 46 Van Uden youth team in third.

To be hosted by Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) and held from 9-16 August, an early burst of entries for this annual event has had a snowball effect, with 40 boats across the various classes quickly surpassing 100 this week.

Desperately clinging to the airbed, she suffered hypothermia at night, and was then fried by piercing sun after daybreak.

Raychelle Omamo emphasised that skills upgrade for Somalia Coast guard, cross-border intelligence sharing and investments in livelihood projects is key to eradicate piracy in Somalia waters.

A 57-year-old local politician and his 47-year-old French passenger were picked up by a passing boat after their yacht experienced engine problems and started to take on water.

On a dramatic final day, Fredrik Loof lost the title to Andre Budzien on countback, while a premature start in the final race cost Jan Kurfeld the title.

The Friends School lost the opening race, but went on to win 14 races straight from there.

Fredrik Loof has a small but useful lead considering Thursday was lost because of no wind, while Friday produced the conditions everyone loves to come to Warnemunde for.

Officials burnt through races while they had breeze, and Aussies Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin winning the Nacra Medal Race to finish fifth overall.

The Perth team finished the first day with seven wins from as many races and take an outright lead heading into Day 2.

The fleet was sent out on time for a scheduled 12.000 start in a promising 10-12 knot breeze with warm sunshine, but on arriving at the course area it was soon clear to the fleet that the wind was rapidly dying.

Between the dark skies, sheets of fog and mist, and the charcoal-colored Baltic, the Bay of Gdansk was indeed 50 shades of grey on the penultimate day.

It was another day of unstable conditions in Poland, with the 49ers not getting a race in owing to an approaching storm.

Former world champion Andre Budzien, from Germany took a one point lead at the top from Fredrik Lööf and Jan Kurfeld.