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South-east wine & strawberries for Wimbledon!

Whether you're a sporting fan or not, you can't have failed to notice Wimbledon fortnight has just begun. And once again suppliers in the south east are making hay while the sun shines by sending their wares to the world-famous tournament.

But for the first time in Wimbledon's history, there'll be an English wine on the menu - and it's from Bolney in Sussex.

David Johns reports, speaking to wine maker Sam Linter and strawberry grower Marion Regan.


Round the Island race in pictures

Team Concise MOD 70 - Line honour winners Credit: JP Morgan
The fleet make their way to the Needles Credit: JP MORGAN
Boats make their way around the iconic Needles Credit: JP MORGAN
Rio Olympic 2016 hopefuls Giles Scott and London 2012 silver medallist Hannah Mills of the British Sailing Team on board the IMOCA 6 Credit: JP MORGAN
The iconic schooner Eleonora in-between the Needles Credit: JP MORGAN


Sailor recovering after being airlifted to hospital

A sailor has been airlifted to hospital after they were knocked unconscious on the Round the Island race on the Isle of Wight.

They were unconscious for a long period of time with head injuries and an air ambulance flew them to Southampton General Hospital.

In a statement the Skipper Tony Newburry, of Ragtime II said:

"A head injury was sustained on Ragtime II. The casualty became unconscious and was transferred to Southampton General Hospital by helicopter. The casualty is now conscious and understood to be responding well to treatment."

– Tony Newbury, Ragtime II

Fleet of ocean racers ready for Round the Island debut

The world’s largest matched fleet of 70-foot ocean racers is on the Solent in preparation for its debut in the 84th Round the Island Race.

The fleet is on the Solent in preparation for the largest single sailing race in the world Credit: Clipper Ventures

The twelve Clipper 70s will be joined by four Clipper 68s on the start line tomorrow to compete against more than 1500 competitors.

Clipper Events has mustered the record breaking 16-strong entry in the RTI for a range of clients including the title sponsor JP Morgan Asset Management.

We are extremely excited and have been planning this for months now so we are ready to go.

Clipper Events skippers and staff have been extremely welcoming to us and it’s amazing that we are going to have all twelve of the Clipper 70’s out and racing against each other.

– Henry Gates, Vice President, JP Morgan Asset Management

Clipper Events provides sailing hospitality, team development days and fleet racing. It was established alongside the Clipper Race by British yachting legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who became the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world in 1968-9.

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