This was their third WMRT
qualifier in the M32, and after progressing through qualifying, the team faced off against their local rivals, fellow YSA graduate Evan Walker and his team KA Match.
Scott Roberts, spokesman for WMRT, based at Hepshaw Barn, Hepworth, Holmfirth, said: "This is only the second live explosion they've had to do in this area in the last couple of years.
WMRT members were called out and acted as a cordon to prevent walkers getting near to the incident site.
Williams and his team were competing at Royal Perth Yacht Club as part of their preparations for the upcoming Monsoon Cup at Terengganu, Malaysia, which will decide whether Williams will clinch an unprecedented third straight world title in the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) WMRT.
The Sunseeker Australia Cup, which concluded on Sunday, was not part of the WMRT.
The WMRT is the leading professional sailing series featuring nine World Championship events across the globe.
"We hope we have not only paid tribute to WMRT
, but to all rescue groups who do such valuable work, including those in Switzerland, who led the efforts to find Geoffrey."
CYCA teams led by skippers Evan Walker and Harry Price will be competing in the first two stages of the 2017 WMRT with events in Perth and Los Angeles.
The CYCA's presence on the WMRT then continues at Long Beach, California, for the WMRT Congressional Cup at which newly ranked world number three, Harry Price and his Down Under racing team consisting of Murray Jones, Matt Stenta, Harry Morton, Josh Marks and Sam Ellis will compete.
event schedule was for two days of fleet racing (20 teams) then the top 16 teams would continue in a knock out match racing format.
But next year will see Adam take a break from, the WMRT to embark on one of sailing's truly monumental adventures, the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race.
Breaking into the highly competitive WMRT generally requires a world class sailing reputation or high ISAF ranking--neither of which he possessed.