The Queenslanders led from the start but the second cross, when Wild Oats refused to give way, looked close enough to end in the protest room. Read more
Rob Gough dominated, the foiler Moth champion notching up a first and second after the frustrations of the abandoned race one where he was leading.
Ray Roberts' Team Hollywood was the first to beat the undefeated THA72, while fellow Aussie David Fuller scored a win with Fujin.
Australia has done well in youth sailing, winning the Nations trophy in 1993. 2003, 2007 and 2015.
Chloe Fisher will represent Australia in the 29er at the Youth Worlds in China while brother Bayley sails SB20 The Honey Badger in Hobart.
The award recognises the outstanding contributions to the event by volunteers and those behind the scenes.
Natasha Bryant and Annie Wilmot will be able to gauge their progress in the 49erFX when they come up against Rio silver medallists Alex Moloney and Molly Meech.
Glorious sunshine all day, reliable winds and some fairly heavy chop made for a great King’s Cup Day Three, save for the broken equipment and early retirements.
Ada was launched Aug. 24, 2016 from Newfoundland and was supposed to sail the 3,200 km. across the Atlantic to Ireland.
The fastest boats finished in around two and a half hours, up to five hours for the slower vessels.
Races 1 and 3 were held on Sydney Harbour in near-perfect conditions, while Race 2 was a short offshore race starting on Sydney Harbour, up to Long Reef and return.
A total of 83 keelboats and multihulls took to the waves, which at times bordered on straight-up rough ‘n’ tumble (and some collisions).
Alinghi won the Los Cabos Act, but the Danes took the title.
Two early race leaders faltered at the bottom mark on the first two laps of the course.
Extreme weather meant the invited classes got only one day of racing.