The skiffies are losing and are not happy about it.

A pre-rally seminar in April gave crews a chance to hone their passage planning skills and prepare their boats and safety equipment for the Channel crossing.

There are 273 entries in the boys division and a further 106 in the girls.

Just two points separate first to fourth places and the regatta is set to be a cliff-hanger.

The vote was unanimous for New Zealand to follow Spain (in 2018) in hosting the 2019 O'pen BIC Worlds.

The "amateur submarine maker" is in custody on preliminary manslaughter charges after the disappearance of a female journalist who had been writing about the craft.

The ship had dropped anchor so passengers could swim, but one of the guests accidentally pulled the engine stop.

Stealth is a Kim Swarbrick designed 9.9m aluminium sloop built in 1998 by Australia II boat builder Steve Ward.

Crews on the 100 plus competitors are enjoying the tee-shirt conditions the venue offers.

Matt Wearn pipped Olympic champion Tom Burton to win the Laser while Aussies also took silver and bronze in the 49er.

Phil Robertson added to his recent successes which include wins in the World Match Racing Tour and M32 World Championship, as well as in the previous Extreme Sailing Series Act in Barcelona.

It was a dominant performance by the Russians over the four day event.

Australian Caelin Winchcombe leads the boys with 4 points after two races.

“It was all too hard for a truckie to do in a timely manner, so I had a chat with a person who has a helicopter"

On paper it looks like Team Nika can’t be beaten, but her tactician, Terry Hutchinson, disagrees.