Slingsby and Team Australia came out in front of their home crowd and they didn't disappoint. Three straight wins and the overall trophy for the first stage of SailGP.
After all the hype it's time to race - both of the Australian skippers showed their local knowledge with two wins for Slingsby (Team Australia) and one for Outteridge (Team Japan) separated by just one point overall.
Time to start the engines - all the F50's have been launched and had plenty of practise in the Sydney. Nearly time for Round One.
Before Emirates Team New Zealand can start building any boats, they needed to build a yard to handle the job. Sean Regan, Build Operations Manager, talks about setting up the new in-house boat building facility where the boats will take shape.
It was a magical on the water for the final day of the Festival of Sails. Monster wrap up with the massive cruising armada, wonderful S80s, Rating IRC and AMS yachts (including the TP52's) with a special focus on the multihull fleet.
The Festival of Sails has a huge amount of classes racing throughout with many National Champs including the VX One and J/111 alongside the International Etchells, Cadets and Optimists - certainly was 'Super Sunday' for all of the sailors.
The Festival of Sails traditional start began with the 176th Passage Race (Melbourne to Geelong) - light winds and Voodoo lead from the start. Forgone conclusion...one buoy got in the way and the pursuing TP52's pipped her right at the end in front of the clubhouse.
Andy Beadsworth, Ali Tezdiker and Simon Fry crossed the finish line in first place to win the final race of the 2019 Dragon World Championship and seal their second consecutive world title in style.
At the start of the penultimate day of the 2019 Dragon World Championship in Fremantle, the top 6 boats were separated by 6 points.
By the end of the fourth day of the 2019 Dragon World Championship at Fremantle, Western Australia, the top of the leaderboard is log jammed with only three races to go.