It was an epic final day battle in the Laser between Tonci Stipanovic (CRO) and Pavlos Kontides (CYP) at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao with the Croatian taking the spoils. In the Laser Radial, Dongshuang Zhang (CHN) defended her title ahead of a close knit bunch of racers.
The sailors are enjoying racing at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao. Ahead of racing on the second day we caught up with the few of the world's finest Olympic sailors to hear what they had to say about the venue.
Brazil's Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze sealed a last gasp gold in the 49erFX. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) stylishly sealed gold in the 49er winning the Medal Race whilst a fight for silver and bronze played out behind them.
Only the 49er yellow fleet were able to get racing in on the fourth day at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships as light, teasing winds played havoc across the seven race courses.
The 470, 49er, 49erFX, Finn, Nacra 17 and RS:X fleets were all scheduled for racing early on in the day with the Laser (silver and bronze fleets) and Laser Radial (silver fleet) penned in later in the afternoon.
Skippers of the seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, which set out for the 6,125 nautical mile (nm) Leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, left with warnings of possible cyclone activity and tropical storms ringing in their ears.
While Spain's Alex Pella is riding a wave of sheer happiness after finishing first across the finish line for Class40 in La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, confirming he is setting his sights now firmly on the Vendée Globe, the Class40 podium is set to be completed this afternoon in Pointe-a-Pitre.