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As many competitors finish their last minute preparations for the 2003 Round The Island Race, some will be more concerned about taking enough sun tan lotion and refreshment than foul weather gear.

With some big names competing, this is an ideal opportunity for the family cruiser to brush shoulders with classic and grand prix yachts alike.

Yachting Monthly has teamed up with Nowcasting Liberty to provide detailed weather forecasting all the way round the island. Click here to find out the latest news, weather and results as they happen from the special Yachting Monthly newsdesk .

After the event don’t forget to log on for photos of the day’s racing and perhaps spot some friends or yourselves out on the water.

Have fun.