Bird's eye view of the Round the Island Race

The Needles
Bird's eye view of the Round the Island race as the fleet passes The Needles Credit: Chris Ison/PA wire

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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.