Sailors have been battling tough conditions on Day 5 of the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.
The first few days saw superb sailing weather - but there was a change this morning, which saw a number of races called off.
However the Black Group classes pressed ahead - and took on everything the elements could throw at them.
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Saturday evening's weather for the east
Saturday evening's weather for the west