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A sailor is thought to have drowned in the Bristol Channel after going into the water to untangle rope wrapped around his boat's propeller, an inquest has heard.

Special Regulation 3.07 is amended to bring the Special Regulations into line with the ISO 12217 and the World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations.

Five new Interpretations have been issued in accordance with Special Regulation 1.01.5 addressing drinking water, GPS, toilets, resistance to capsize and reserve navigation lights.

Launched in 1908, Rawene has had just three owners in over a century.

It was a great day on the water, more so after Sunday’s cold and wet conditions, and was a great end to a fabulous championship.

After waiting five hours for conditions to improve, a cheer went up from the competitors when it was announced racing was abandoned.

The 2020 Australian Sports Boat Nationals will be held between February 16 and 20 at the Royal Motor Yacht Club, Toronto.

The Winning Group team of John Winning Jr., Seve Jarvin and Sam Newton didn't start as the team had already won the title

Racing didn’t get underway until 45 minutes after the scheduled start time due to shifting light winds and a strong current.

Despite some forecasts predicting good conditions all day it turned into a largely bumpy, sloppy day with more rain than most Australians have seen in the last three months.

The championship was decided on a countback, with one extra win being enough to win it.

Teams were on the receiving end of a good workout, with a typical Victorian summer sea breeze of 22 to 25 knot south-westerly winds on Port Phillip.

Held onshore waiting for the sea state to abate, bravado from some competitors to go sailing did not influence the race officer, who later cancelled racing.

Sutech Musto Racing scored a big win to take over the lead again, while past 16ft skiff names looked on.

Artemis and New Moon II crews continue their good form and are the ones to beat for the Worlds.