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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.


Gusts to batter Britain in miserable start to holidays

Rain causing havoc for holidaymakers today Credit: PA

Gales of more than 50mph will batter coastal areas as strong winds threaten to disrupt the start of the summer holidays.

Campers and others planning to spend the day outdoors as part of their summer break have been warned to expect some disruption as strong winds hit the south coast.

Rain and thundery showers are expected to continue across Britain with frost forecast overnight on Wednesday.

"We will likely have more unsettled weather with low pressure moving in from the Atlantic. The weather will be changeable, but temperatures are certainly below average for this time of year.

– Dean Hall, Forecaster
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