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With Outteridge and Jensen long gone from the class, three new pairings are fighting for the Tokyo 2020 nomination.

The 2019 Grade 3 Aircalin Match Race in Noumea will be held from 14 to 18 August and will welcome 12 international skippers.

Annette Hesselmans is a great role model for budding short handed offshore sailors of any age - don[t miss her speaking in Melbourne.

Sailors were greeted with a moderate 10 to 15-knot southwesterly breeze that started strong and moderated throughout the second race.

Cordell skippered B&G Advantage to overall first place in both the AMS and PHS categories of Racing Group Division 1 and also retained the ‘Mumm 36 World Championship’.

Most classes sailed four races in stronger winds than yesterday, averaging 10 knots.

Three races held in extremely light wind on Port Phillip was not ideal, but conditions did not not faze the sailors.

Tom Slingsby's Australian team won the fleet racing by two points and raced away from Nathan Outteridge's Japanese crew to win the final match by 37 seconds.

John Winning has taken out the event, even though famous Irish yachtsman, Harold Cudmore, won Races 2 and 3.

Bob Webbon said he was ready for action in the A Class cats, having recently returned from the World’s in Australia where he finished fifth.

It all boiled down to the final race when Kiwi Dan Slater was able to keep another big Olympic name, Freddy Loof at bay.

It was an exciting day of fast racing, with the catamarans hitting 35 knots of boat speed in just 10 knots of wind.

One of the highlights of the Australian 18 Footers League’s 2018-2019 season has been the emergence of a young The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone team as a leading contender.

The Kiwi has an 11 point lead over fellow Olympian Fredrik Loof of Sweden.

As well as strictly one-design boats, all data is being shared among the teams, allowing the less-experienced crews to quickly make up ground on the leaders.