Round the Island Race fastest time confirmed

First across the line at 10.19.57 this morning and at just over one minute outside the overall outright record, finishing in a time of 3hrs.09mins and 57secs, was former Mini Transat winner Yves Le Blevec on the Multi 50 trimaran Actual.

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Racing around the Isle of Wight

The 81st J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race set off from the Royal Yacht Squadron line, started by Olympic 470 sailor Hannah Mills, with over 1,600 boats heading in a westerly direction round the Isle of Wight.