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Video of rowers, rescued in severe weather

Two adventurers from Basingstoke have been rescued while rowing across the Indian Ocean.

The boat, rowed by James Ketchell and Ashley Wilson, tipped over several times because of severe weather. They were taking part in a challenge to row 4,000 miles across the Indian Ocean.

James set off on the challenge with cancer survivor Ashley. They set off from Geraldton, Australia, on 2 July.

High winds at start of Ramsgate Regatta

High winds at the start of Ramsgate Week Credit: ITV Meridian

Sailors have been braving gale force winds to compete in races along the Kent coast.

About 50 yachts have travelled from throughout the UK and Europe to take part in Ramsgate Week.

And the wind has made it a particularly exciting course for competitors. As Abigail Bracken's been finding out...


Traders count the cost of low attendance at America's Cup

After months of planning and anticipation, yesterday's dreadful weather may have scuppered the sailing - but the America's Cup World Series was far from a washout - according to organisers.

Plans are already underway to bring the sailing spectacular back to Portsmouth next year - with Ben Ainslie saying that Saturday's racing in front of the home crowd was the most amazing day of his sailing career.

However, organisers are counting the cost of the event - with only HALF the expected 500,000 spectators attending. Seafront attractions, and traders who paid to be on the seafront, say they lost out. Richard Jones reports.

Southsea businesses hit out at America's Cup trade

Businesses on Southsea seafront have criticised the organisers of the America's Cup saying their businesses suffered a dramatic drop in trade.

The Blue Reef Aquarium is among those who say access to the seafront and parking was blocked by obstructive barriers.

Some companies are also suggesting that stewards were giving out the wrong information to potential customers.

High winds yesterday meant the event had to be cancelled but Gunwharf Quays says despite the bad weather it saw a boost in customers.

VIDEO: Duke and Duchess in Portsmouth as America's Cup washed out

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in Portsmouth today to watch America's Cup racing .

But high winds meant that Day two of the world series had to be cancelled.

The Royal couple took a tour of the British team base instead. Sally Simmonds was there, and spoke exclusively to Sir Ben Ainslie

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