After four previous attempts, the Frenchman had finally managed to sail non-stop around the world.

The America's Cup helmsman and Olympic champion has a star-studded crew and dropped only one race from seven starts.

Rio Olympic sailor Carrie Smith acts as a role model to many young female sailors in WA.

Sailors had to have their smarts to navigate through and around the light and fickle winds that began as ENE and went through to the west to finish up SW.

Andreas Berg from Germany, aboard his Dufour 44 Luna, won 88kg of rum for breaking the solo monohull record.

Peter Bracken has one less thing to worry about out on the water at the Festival of Sails this week – crocodiles.

The racing was extremely close with the top six boats finishing within just over two minutes of each other.

Light east north-easterly winds and loads of Victorian summer sunshine made for a gentle outing.

Five wins from six starts easily captured the Farr 40 Newcastle One Design trophy for Martin Hill.

Estate Master has taken the early lead after winning three from four races.

Secret Men's Business took monohull line honours after a close battle with Hollywood Boulevard.

Lisa will start her record attempt from Albany, WA at 11am Sunday morning.

The US One team has new crew and are ready to fight for the top of the podium after finishing second last year.

While Quantum finished with a six point lead, second place was decided by a three-way count back.

Pete Burling will be doing his first event in the M32 with a crew of Glenn Ashby, Blair Tuke and Josh Junior.