Algoa Bay brought lighter conditions on Sunday, and after a postponement waiting for the wind to settle, the race got underway in 7 knots of breeze from the south-east. Ted Conrads and Brian Haines from the USA were the pathfinders, and opened up the gate for the fleet as they sailed out to the right-hand side of the course.
Barcelona's Guillermo Altadill and Chilan co-skipper José Munoz should cross the finish line Monday on their IMOCA 60 Neutrogena and secure second placed overall in the Barcelona World Race, the two handed race around the world.
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet reached the halfway point of their nine-month marathon - midway through the fifth leg of nine - on Friday and were still glued together in some of the closest racing in the event's 41-year history.
Cheminées Poujoulat, co-skippered by Bernard Stamm, 51, (Switzerland) and Jean Le Cam, 55 (France), sailed to victory , winning the third edition of the Barcelona World Race, the non stop, round the world race for two crew, crossing the finish line at 17:50:25hrs UTC (18:50:25hrs CET/Barcelona) on 25 March 2015 in light winds, 10-15kts SE and smooth seas.
Brazil's women won a thrilling seventh edition of the ISAF Nations Cup in Middelfart on Saturday an hour after Australia's men had also upset the form book and the home favourites by whitewashing Denmark.
Semi-final action at the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final saw a smooth ride for the Danish teams whilst Australia and Japan are locked at one-all. Catch the Finals Live on Saturday at www.nationscup2013.dk/live
It was perhaps the perfect piece of royal diplomacy on the water. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark crossed the finish line first but came second to Denmark's new sailing prince, Nicolai Sehested, in their exhibition match race. Sehested too found the perfect way to navigate the rule: 'Don't beat the boss at golf."
A dramatic first day of the ISAF Nations Cup in Middelfart, Denmark, saw the pre-event pundits eating their words as Brazil's Henrique Haddad and Japan's Wataru Sakamoto emerged at the top of Group B of the Open competition with four wins out of five each.