Round the Island race round-up

Around 1,500 yachts took part in the Round the Island race around the Isle of Wight. Recently knighted Ben Ainslie smashed the race record for the fastest circuit in a multi-hulled boat.

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Ainslie smashes race record

The 12-year-old record has been smashed Credit: Patrick Eden

Sir Ben Ainslie stormed across the finish line accompanied by a swarm of RIBs and a photo helicopter, to smash the 12-year-old race record. He finished the race in two hours 52 minutes 15 seconds, carving more than 16 minutes off Francis Joyon's 2001 time.

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