Lisa Higgins from the New Forest presses the button to fire one of the starting cannon, after winning a competitio
Sir Ben Ainslie, four times Olympic champion, at the start of the race. He has been paying tribute to fellow sailing gold medallist Andrew Simpson who was killed while training for the America's Cup.
Cannon at the start of the Round the Island Race. Around 1,500 yachts are taking part.
Conditions were described as 'brisk' at the start of the Round the Island Race.