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The Australians won Nacra 15 Gold with a day to spare, while other Australians have been spurred on by their team mates and are in contention.

Numerous high profile black flags combined with both good and bad performances from various players has set the scene for an exciting final three races to decide the 2019 U23 and U19 champions.

All they have to do in their final race is stay out of trouble and avoid a non-discardable disqualification or penalty.

Glorious blue skies and sunshine were quickly replaced by building ominous clouds over the island's southeast corner.

After a disappointing Puerto Sherry regatta last month when they finished seventh overall, Quantum Racing are on fire off Cascais and lead the third regatta of the season by six points.

Most of the day was sailed in under 10 knots with limited chances for the bigger sailors to gain downwind with free pumping.

Two solid second places from the windiest day of the Series so far sees Quantum Racing three points clear.

In the Nacra 15, Will Cooley and Rebecca Hancock are challenging for the lead while Archie Cropley and Max Paul are a distant second to a dominant Norwegian crew in the Boy's 29er.

In the Mixed Nacra 15, Will Cooley and Rebbeca Hancock (AUS) are standalone leaders after another day fighting it out at the front of the 21-boat fleet.

Anzio turned on the glamour for the first day of racing with three great races to test the young Finn fleet.

The kick-off event for the 2019/2020 Asian Yachting Grand Prix, Raceweek is set to welcome top sailors from around Asia and beyond, and charterers from as far-a-field as Australia, China and the UK.

Email communications indicate the trouble experienced by OEX and their cause to abandon ship was from water ingress due to damage to their rudder post.

Over the last few editions, the IRC Two Handed class has shown steady growth from 45 entries in 2013 to 53 in 2015 and 57 in in the last race. At the time of writing, 63 doublehanded competitors were entered this year.

Over the next ten-years, World Sailing will work with WMRT collaboratively to promote the growth of match racing and the world tour through various owned media channels.

Will Cooley and Rebecca Hancock are equal first in the Nacra 15 on the opening day.