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Only the Laser and Laser Radial were able to get their medal race sailed, with Matt Wearn (AUS) taking silver.

Light winds on the final day may not have provided the same top speed foiling action of the previous three days, but there was high drama across the leaderboard with first place changing twice and third place swapping.

The Rolex Swan Cup is a biennial regatta organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in collaboration with Nautor's Swan.

Australians were in the medals, including Brett Beyer, who won the Standard Laser by a massive 25 points.

Australians Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin moved up from second all week to take the gold medal.

Tomorrow’s final is too close to call, with Franck Cammas’ team leading Realteam by just four points.

Two more wins for Australian Brett Beyer means an unbeatable 20 point lead.

After day two the French Norauto team leads overall on count-back to Ineos Team UK.

No racing was possible in the 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17, Men’s RS:X and Women’s RS:X, so the top ten will advance to Saturday’s Medal Race.

World Sailing was informed by the IPC that sailing is not in compliance with one or more of the core criteria for Games inclusion.

Brett Beyer from Australia won his sixth race of the Master class series then worked his way through the fleet in the second race to hold a massive 23 point advantage.

A dramatic opening day saw two races held before black clouds descended on the race course, causing the wind suddenly to build to 25+ knots from the southwest, kicking up a rough sea state.

Australian crews hold second place in the Nacra and 470, while Olympic Champion Tom Burton (Laser) has two Black Flags and drops to 32nd.

Matt Wearn is still in the top three in the Laser while the Nacra crews hold third and fourth spots.