Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) continued their unbeaten run in the Men's 470. Croatia's Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic put pressure on the Australians but they stayed strong for Belcher's 18th win in a row and the pairs tenth.
Croatia's Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic and Australia's Mat Belcher and Will Ryan are enjoying their match up in the Men's 470 and are tied for the lead after the opening day of ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne.
Dongshuang Zhang (CHN) forced Tatiana Drozdovskaya (BLR) to the back of the fleet in the Laser Radial Medal Race as she claimed gold on her home waters ensuring the Belarusian stayed in silver. France's Mathilde de Kerangat rounded off the podium.
A strong week from Shahar Zubari (ISR) saw him take gold in the Men's RS:X. Ricardo Santos (BRA) sealed silver whilst Hong Kong's Michael Cheng picked up his first ISAF Sailing World Cup podium finish.
Congratulations to 2013 Audi Melges 20 World Champions John Taylor, owner of Ninkasi, tactician Bill Hardesty and Joey Mello on bow. After ten races, against 52 of the world's greatest Audi Melges 20 teams, Taylor cashed in big at the finish line on Saturday to win the Class' first World title.
A fleet comprising 94 yachts, including 22 international entrants, five 100-ft Maxis, seven former winners and the current race record holder, is arguably the strongest in recent Rolex Sydney Hobart history. Running for the 69th uninterrupted year and sponsored by Rolex since 2002, the 2013 edition of the 628-nm race starts - as is tradition - on 26 December from Sydney Harbour.