The start on the final day was delayed by 30 minutes as the committee boat was taking on water and had to return to shore.

This is the first time the competition will be conducted using the new RS Quest dinghies.

The event, which starts today, has an entry list of 286 competitors, representing 12 countries.

There are five youth entries in the championship and they will be pitting their skills against some of Tasmania’s finest one-design sailors.

Clubs in all Australian states and also in Canberra rallied behind the idea as a fresh way to remind younger sailors of the senior sailing options at their home clubs.

Rob had a huge input into early fibreglass trailer sailer design in Australia. He turns 90 on the 2nd of January and still actively keeps tabs on how his classes are performing via the internet.

More than 70 entries have already been received from international sailors for the 2019 world championships to be sailed at Manly, north of Auckland, in the New Year period.

They helped bring the America's Cup back to New Zealand and remain teammates but for a couple of weeks this month Glenn Ashby, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will be rivals.

The two international rating systems agreed to continue their dialogue on a technical level to further develop the Universal Measurement System.

George Sakellaris’ Maxi 72 Proteus was announced IMA Yacht of the Year for 2017

Estimations are predicting a potential fleet of 80 boats with roughly 45 boats representing South Australia and a further 35 to come from interstate.

The early bird race entry fee of $150 is available to all boats until October 31.

The club was formed as a dinghy sailing club in September 1948 in the sail loft of the Jolly Roger Boatshed and Sailing School on the northern end of Albert Park Lake in Melbourne.

Tony Bull and the team are in Bodstedt, Germany, training, getting a routine going and acclimatising in the lead up to the Cadet Worlds.

When the ranking list was started in 2005, there were 287 sailors taking part in qualifying events, now there are 540 - a growth rate of nearly 90 per cent.