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Early entries are looking good, with a strong line-up of boats and crew from Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Thailand.

The 49er medal race could not be held owing to light winds, leaving Will and Sam Phillips in eighth place. The Nacras did sail, with Nathan and Haylee Outteridge finishing eight in the medal race and 10th overall.

The Kiwis fought back from deep in the fleet in the medal race, to take gold by nine points.

A recommendation to select the RS:X as the Men’s and Women’s Windsurf Equipment was rejected meaning a new proposal will be required and the process on selecting the equipment for the Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat was also confirmed.

The slow race was more geared to sight seeing, dolphin watching and a fun barbecue at the end.

Nathan and Haylee Outteridge lifted to make the Nacra Medal Race, but the 49er sailing Phillips brothers were the standouts, sailing well in all conditions.

After discards were applied, Caol Ila knocked Jethou into second by 0.75 points and two seconds.

A lot on the line with two European titles up for grabs and two places at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games decided.

Light and shifty winds made it a huge day of shuffling on the scoreboard, especially in the Nacra 17 where the fight is on for the medals.

The Phillips brothers are keeping Australia’s hopes alive, overnight reclaiming their place in the top ten, coming back from 14th overall after a disappointing Day 4.

Behind the leaders, the battle rages for the remaining two Olympic places, with seven countries in the next nine places hoping to qualify.

The leading Vesper crew, headed by former America’s Cup skipper Gavin Brady, are still finding out about their new steed on just their third day racing her.

Brazil is in control of the 49erFX, the battle is on between the Kiwis and Spaniards in the 49er and Italy’s 2018 world champions top the Nacras.

After losing the overall lead following the opening race, Scott ended the day with a 15-point lead over Hungarian world champion Zsombor Berecz.

Sampling is planned at the mouth of 10 major rivers in Europe: the Thames (England); the Elbe and Rhine (Germany); the Seine, Loire, Garonne and Rhone (France); the Tagus (Portugal); the Ebro (Spain); the Tiber (Italy).