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Ainslie and crew pay tribute to Simpson with record

Sir Ben Ainslie and his crew have paid further tribute to close friend Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, a day after attending his funeral, as they set a new record in a race around the Isle of Wight.

Sir Ben Ainslie (second left) and crew celebrate victory in the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

The group wore black armbands and a ribbon motif with Simpson's name on their back during the Round The Island Race.

The crew broke out the champagne after smashing the race record by 16 minutes. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Simpson, a double Olympic medal winning sailor, tragically died when his Artemis America's Cup catamaran capsized and broke up in a training accident in San Francisco.

The race was the first time Sir Ben had raced on home waters since he claimed his fourth Olympic gold in Weymouth last year. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Read: Full coverage of Andrew 'Bart' Simpson's funeral


Mystery yachtsman search called off

Hany Nabil Mustapha.
Hany Nabil Mustapha. Credit: PA

A massive air, land and sea search for the skipper of a yacht found beached with its engine still on but with no one on board has been called off.

No sign of the man, named by police as 46-year-old Hany Nabil Mustapha, has been found.

A member of the public found his boat, called Brigand, ashore with one of its sails up near Brighstone on the Isle of Wight.

Mr Mustapha, from Kingston-upon-Thames, bought the yacht in a private sale on Saturday morning and sailed from Poole Yacht Club in Dorset, where it was moored, at 10.05am that day.

Dorset Police said that Mr Mustapha told the yacht club that he wanted to go over to Hayling Island, near Portsmouth.

Queen to end Diamond Jubilee tour in the Isle of Wight

Members of the public have started gathering in the Isle of Wight to watch the The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh end their regional Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK.

The Queen meets crowds during her Diamond Jubilee tour

The royal party will arrive in Cowes aboard the ship Leander through a parade of sail featuring a series of superyachts before being greeted with a 21-gun salute.

People gather to see the Queen in the Isle of Wight Credit: Cordelia Kretzschma / Twitter

Dorset to Isle of Wight trip ends in tragedy

  • The privately-owned boat was travelling from Dorset to the Isle of Wight
  • It had four people from Surrey on board when the incident happened
  • They were the 14-year-old boy, who later died, and his father, a man aged in his 50s, who was the driver and owner of the boat
  • Two other boys, both aged 14, were school friends of the family and one of those was seriously injured

Police to name Isle of Wight boy after formal identification

Immediate next-of-kin of the 14-year-old boy who died after he fell from a boat in the Isle of Wight, have now been informed but police will not confirm his name until formal identification has been completed, police said.

An initial post-mortem examination will take place in the next few days.

Although the death is not being treated as suspicious, it is routine procedure for specialist detectives to make initial inquiries into the sudden death of someone aged under 18.

We are providing support for the other three people on board the boat to help ensure their welfare, and to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the death.

A second 14-year-old boy from Surrey received a serious injury, which was not life-threatening. He is receiving treatment at St Mary's Hospital on the Isle of Wight.

An adult man and a third 14-year-old boy from Surrey were not injured.

– Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Floyd Higginson from Hampshire Police

The boy who died had been airlifted to Southampton General Hospital by a Coastguard rescue helicopter. For more information visit the ITV Meridian website.

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