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Separated by two points, Damien Seguin (FRA), Matt Bugg (AUS) and Dee Smith (USA) will fight it out for the inaugural 2.4 Norlin OD medal on Sunday.

The course was shortened due to the easterly breeze, which had been 7 knots at the start, falling off.

Feathers flew when Harry Price and Olympian medal winning sister, Olivia, faced-off for the first time.

Two races were completed before a third race was abandoned as the wind shut off, with teams making their way to shore early to prepare for what promises to be heavy wind conditions tomorrow.

After six 2.4 Norlin OD races, Damien Seguin (FRA), Matt Bugg (AUS) and Dee Smith (USA) are separated by just two points at the top of the standings.

The boats completed coastal courses of 25 and 21 nautical miles accompanied by a north-easterly wind of 18 to 20 knots and lumpy seas.

This inaugural event was scheduled to take place this weekend but with series of low-pressure systems sweeping across the UK and forecast to continue until the weekend, the chances of completing a full two-day race series looked slim

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Consistency was hard to come by for most in the 2.4 Norlin OD but Matt Bugg (AUS) was in outstanding form, winning two races and taking a second to move into the overall lead.

The 42-ft yacht, Magalut managed to save the lives of eight people on Sunday as their banana boat sank in heavy seas 25 nautical miles east off Nissan Island.

Epic conditions were in order for the final day, with winds averaging 20 knots and the biggest gust on record topping 35 knots.

The breakthrough, to be officially announced on Friday, follows an arduous 25-year search for the historic ship off Newport, Rhode Island, on the north-eastern coast of the US.

Chris Symonds is the leading Australian, holding seond place in the men's Hansa 303.

Boats were among the biggest casualties of Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong, with hundreds washed ashore, damaged or sunk, while at a yacht club the devastation was such that staff had to swim to work.