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The welcoming conditions saw the majority of the 121 registered boats across the blue and white divisions get out and sail.
Steve Thomas, Evan Walker and George Anyon have all qualified for the Match Cup Australia next week.
Nick Moloney and his team will seek out commercial ventures for the Argentinian gold medallist.
The announcement is the first since a rule change was introduced by the race to encourage mixed male-female crews.
The 1911 vintage 55.42m luxury sailing vessel was docked at Errol Flynn Marina in Jamaica at the time of the accident.
An Australian foiling week is on the cards, probably in Sydney in January 2018.
Second in this event was the Sydney based Team Australia skippered by Sean Langman, who came good on the last day to climb from fourth place after day 1, having got to grips with the M32 during the regatta.
The SB20 Tasmanian State championship next weekend is the first of three championship regattas for Hobart’s big SB20 fleet, followed by the Nationals in December and the World championship regatta in early January 2018.
The Farr 1104 Akarana celebrates her 40th birthday while her owner, Ian Hamilton, is to celebrate his 80th during the September event.
This is in response to discussions that the winner of events should be decided on the final race, or even first across the line.
It was a triumph of youth over experience, with big names like Matt Allen and Sean Langman left languishing in Jerwood's wake.
In his short time with Australian Sailing his main achievement has been the implementation of an administrative reform to consolidate power with the national body.
At the same time, around a dozen super-charged Super 12s will vie for their NSW state title, the strongest fleet to date.
A broken genoa halyard in the final race almost cost victory, until quick crew work triumphed.
With boat speeds hitting upwards of 31 knots the crews were pushed to the limit as they fought to tame their bucking GC32s over six nail-biting races.