The Melbourne based Nutcracker crew has been travelling to Sydney to train ahead of the upcoming Worlds in California and Saturday’s efforts paid dividends.
After a day coined a game of two halves, Alinghi and Oman Air came out on top and one of the two will score overall victory.
A long wait on the final day, but Filipe Silva carried through his lead of the day before to surprisingly score victory in a classy fleet.
The Tasmanian team, led by Brett Cooper, had only a short time to prepare their new boat in which they are excelling.
A thrilling day on the water in every sense; Michael Maier won both races, but Filipe Silva regained the overall lead.
Frustration for all as the wind died, sailors returning to base, then some individual recalls – the sailors pointing a finger at the date - Friday the 13th.
In today’s five races, all held in the southerly Ora wind of 8 to 13 knots, the immaculate Swiss team never finished a race deeper than third and ended the day four points ahead of second-placed Red Bull Sailing Team.
The conditions were more benign than on Wednesday, dropping to 4-5 knots at some points but at other times there were enough gusts to catch out the unwary, with a few sailors testing the water temperature in Schwerin Lake.
Excitement is building amongst Farr 40 members with the World Championships coming to Sydney in 2020.
Tickets for Sydney SailGP will go on sale on November 1.
Vaquita are the smallest cetaceans on the planet and the most endangered marine mammal on Earth. It is estimated there are less than 19 vaquita alive.
Filipe Silva from Portugal leads the Finn European Masters in Schwerin, Germany after two races on the opening day.
The team members explain how they’re feeling heading into the action on Friday 20 September.
India Howard, Jess Grimes, Emma Byrne, Jess Tavener and Ange Kear defeated Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club's Juliet Costanzo 2-0 in the finals.
Two men faced Geraldton Magistrates Court on Thursday, accused of trying to import about a tonne of drugs by boat through the islands.