MHYC offers Youth programs, inclusive of some great school holiday sailing, along with sailing for adults, combined with social activities.

Competition begins on Sunday and is split into two halves by Wednesday’s layday.

The events will be held over February and March 2020 and have secured funding through the Visit Victoria scheme.

At the top end, winds reached 25 knots with gusts – and at the lower end, 7-9 knots and lovely fluent trade winds - competitors were spoilt for choice.

The top four teams after the round robin earned the rights to play tourist for the day and explore the historic city.

World Sailing will draw up a shortlist of nominations with the highest and most inspirational achievers going on to become the 2018 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Nominees.

Competitors have had it all – nobody could complain they didn’t have their chance, as each and every day since the regatta started last Thursday, has produced different conditions.

After sailing the first day of the round robin on a mirror, with very light and very shifty breeze, the second day dawned with the flags whipping in the strong breeze blowing from the Ural mountains.

Another day of spectacular sailing in the Whitsundays - all that was missing was the whales - Ichi Ban continues to lead IRC Passage.

Trine Palludan, skipper of the Danish Team Kattnakken, is undefeated and leading after day one with five wins and no losses.

A day that suited some and was a little difficult for others, all the same conditions were 25 knots with gusts producing fast racing.

Dennis Lehany and John 'Steamer' Stanley are not letting a little trimaran flip stop them from racing tomorrow.

The renowned navigator and marine biologist will attend opening night at 2018 SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week to impart his weather knowledge.

Multihull Racing and Performance classes are on windward/leewards, while the Trailable and Sports Boats will be on a course around Daydream Island and others on courses in between.

The fate of the Endeavour has long confounded historians because the ship disappeared from naval records after it was sold to a private owner.