here were quite a few broaches and ripped kites across IRC Racer 2 and 3, resulting in a few retirements.

With just a few metres to sail to the finish line, the win was Guichard's for the taking.

Earlybird (GER) assumed the lead of the 11-boat ClubSwan 50 Europeans on day three and the powerful team played their cards perfectly today to maintain top spot.

America’s Cup sailors and Olympic gold medallists in the Laser and 49er respectively, Tom Slingsby and Iain Jensen, plus guest helmsman Michael Dunstan sailed Marcus Blackmore’s Hooligan.

There were a few individual recalls throughout the day, but the upset of the day was the second IRC Racer 0 start line with some individual recalls.

Spain continues to lead The Nations Trophy standings, while Germany leap-frogged Italy into second with Netherlands in fourth.

Some of Australia’s top Laser, 470 and Finn Class athletes will be stationed in Japan for up to the next three weeks at team training camps and regattas.

With hopes of a high placing dashed, a different mindset is adopted and there is more chat on the radios.

Each Seabin collects floating debris and micro plastics down to 2mm in diameter and has the capability to collect 83,000 plastic shopping bags or 20,000 plastic bottles per year.

Four races into Couta Week 2017 and the Victorians are oiled up and flexing as the class prepares for the first Australian title to be held outside their state this weekend.

The Middle Harbour Yacht Club Life Member and past Commodore, passed away on Wednesday 30 August, 2017, aged 91 years, and his life will be celebrated at the club on Monday 16th October at 12.00pm.

The Spring Championship will continue over the next six weeks with a cumulative pointscore system applying over the seven races.

Canada's Justin Quigg and CHARACTER 2.0 teammates Julian Plante and Nick Cleary are 2017 Melges 20 Corinthian World Champions.

Another sailor who catapulted his way up the ladder today is the 2017 Oceanian champion, Australia’s Toby Coote,

Matt Allen and his latest Ichi Ban, a French-built IRC TP52 which arrived in the country last week, is one planning to compete back-to-back on Port Phillip following on from his boat’s first major offshore test in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart.