The remnants of the low pressure system that had wreaked havoc on Sydney over the preceding weekend continued to dictate conditions for the closing race, a strong wind warning
warm north-east breeze, declining sea state, 74% humidity and heavy cloud cover creating a surreal scene on a hazy and almost empty Sydney Harbour.
With a strong wind warning
and forecasted 20/25 knots winds prevailing, racing got underway in strong W/SW breeze, testing the young sailors' skills.
Ichi Ban claimed another major trophy for the CYCA when she power sailed before the strong wind warning
sou'easter to complete the 306 NM race with the fast time of 22-20-45, however her 13.
Strong wind warnings
It might the were also in place for counties Wexford, Galway and Mayo.
Elsewhere, there were strong wind warnings
for the M6 in Cumbria, while the A66 from Appleby to Scotch Corner was closed.
Further north, strong wind warnings
were in place on the Kessock Bridge at Inverness.