Canfield has been awarded an invitation to the WMRT championship final due to higher ranked skippers being unable to attend the event because of other commitments.

At least 27 maxi yachts will take to the Bay of Naples and its surrounding waters over May 10 to 18.

During San Francisco competition, sailors are anticipated to break sailing’s elusive 50 knot barrier.

The 35 metre sail training vessel with 15 people on board was towed the short distance into Hartlepool and berthed at the deep water berth in Hartlepool docks.

Imagery from the camera survey clearly shows the intact bow of the ship, with railings, anchor chains and both anchors still in position, as well as other structures on the deck.

The final race was held off the stunning south coast of Antigua in relatively moderate conditions of 15 knots south of east.

Steven Ferguson swam at the 2000 Olympics before representing New Zealand at canoeing in 2004, 2008 and 2012.

The 3D interactive models that result will be used by archaeologists to precisely monitor changes to the wreckage and to provide input for long-term management of the site.

Whilst the 23nm race was simplistic in its two long reaching legs, it was an ideal display of the true grandness of classic yachts in their element, flying in the ocean spray, saluting competitors at every opportunity.

The youngest Australians competing came up with the goods; performing well enough to make the Medal Races to finish in the top ten.

Easter is typically a pretty tough event with a huge variety of conditions, but just the reverse happened on the Solent this time.

The final chance to win medals in Genoa and there were the expected and unexpected winners in the double-points Medal Race.

Another ideal day of racing for the Classics; onlookers privileged to see the spectacular sight of so many beautiful old vessels.

The Gilmour brothers won 49er Gold for Australia, while other team members are poised to make the Medal Races.

Gold to Australian brothers David and Lachy Gilmour (49er), Dutchwomen Odile van Aanholt/Marieke Jongens (49erFX) and Spaniards Iker Martinez and Olga Maslivets (Nacra 17).