· From St Malo the start of the Route du Rhum La Banque Postale ***
· A skipper, or female skipper participating in her first Route du Rhum La Banque Postale.
· From Malta, the super maxi Esim Europa 2 won the Rolex Middle Sea Race.
· From Scandinavia, his Highness King Harald V of Norway won the first Nordic crown.
· From Terrenganu in Malaysia, the Asian Match Racing Championship
· From Limassol in Cyprus, the youth Olympic Sailboard world championship.