With rough conditions on the water many boats were forced to retire early from the race, there were gusts of up to force seven and waves of approximately 20 foot around the iconic Needles.
The winner crossed the line in just three hours, 49 minutes and 58 seconds.
The annual J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight, an island situated off the south coast of England. The race regularly attracts over 1,700 boats and around 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world and the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK after the London Marathon and the Great North and South Runs.
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