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It was another day of extremes at Sail Melbourne International for the second day of Olympic class racing. More high temperatures and a hot breeze blowing off the land did not allow the sailors any cool off out on Port Phillip.

Racing has kicked-off at Sail Melbourne International 2017 with the Olympic classes heading out on Port Phillip on what was a scorcher of a day one. Around 35 degrees and a dying morning breeze made for a long wait onshore before the sea breeze filled back in and racing got underway.

Recently appointed Australian Sailing Performance Director Iain Murray has challenged the nation’s top Olympic class sailors to show their full array of skills at Sail Melbourne

The world’s best sailors have arrived in Melbourne for this year’s Sail Melbourne International Regatta (29 November to 3 December 2017) with racing out of Royal Brighton Yacht Club starting on Wednesday 29 November 2017.

See Competitor Update #3 (28 Nov) here

International teams have started to arrive in Melbourne with only one week to go to Sail Melbourne International 2017 to be held out of Royal Brighton Yacht Club.

High-flying 49er team David Gilmour and Joel Turner will use Australia’s premier dinghy boat regattas, Sail Melbourne & Sail Sydney, to push the limits of their fledgling partnership after a year of somewhat unexpected success.