It was a dog eat dog day to decide the 470 European titles but it was celebrations for France as they secured the honours in both events. Australians Mat Belcher and Will Ryan took the men's open title.
The penultimate day of the PWA Catalunya World Cup proved to be a largely frustrating affair as winds of 5-13 knots teased the competitors for the duration of the afternoon - so despite several sailors checking the conditions - the wind never quite materialized enough to resume the racing.
Team USA 1 from the New York Yacht Club are the 2009 ISAF Team Racing World Champions, defeating the local AUS 1 team in the final in Perth, Australia to successfully defend the title they won two years ago.
Australia won the Under 21 title on the third day of racing at the 2009 ISAF Team Racing World Championship in Perth, whilst in the senior competition the favourites from the USA suffered their first setback.
Just 10 days remain until the start of the 2009 ISAF Team Racing World Championship in Perth, Australia where teams from Asia, Europe, Oceania and North America will put their boat handling and communication skills to the ultimate test.