Coastguards have praised organisers and competitors in the Round the Island Race after just a few minor incidents were reported. Nearly 1,500 yachts took part - in near perfect conditions - which led to a new record of under three hours being set. Hannah Costigan reports.
More close-up pictures of the Round the Island Race. Sir Ben Ainslie smashed the race record this morning.
Video: a big day for Lisa Higgins from the New Forest, who helped to start the Round the Island Race. She received the honour after winning an online competition.
Video from the Round the Island Race this morning. More shortly.
Onboard cameras show the hectic scenes during the Round the Island Race. More video shortly.
Sir Ben Ainslie stormed across the finish line accompanied by a swarm of RIBs and a photo helicopter, to smash the 12-year-old race record. He finished the race in two hours 52 minutes 15 seconds, carving more than 16 minutes off Francis Joyon's 2001 time.
Yachts pass St Catherine's Lighthouse, Niton, five miles from Ventnor.
Yachts off the Needles during the Round the Island Race.