Adriana Penruddocke, and Benn Smith began competing in the 51 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Regatta in Palma de Mallorca, the first Hempel World Cup Series regatta will usher in a whole new era for Olympic classes sailing.
Strong, gusty offshore breezes pumped up to well over 25kts at times to provide a stiff test for the sailors.
Penruddocke is competing in the ILCA6 Class, while Smith is competing in the ILCA7 Class.
Only one race was completed in the ILCA6 Class, with Penruddocke coming off the water in 45th place after her finish of 23rd in the Yellow Fleet, Penruddocke will start day two with 23 points.
Smith and the ILCA7 competitors managed two races on the opening day, with Smith finishing the day in 140th place, and also competing in the Yellow Fleet, Smith finished 37th in the first race, before being Disqualified in the second place for his 93 points.