The wind progressively decreased over the course of the afternoon to a gentle 10-12 knots from the south-east, but provided for some great downwind sailing up the East Solent

Well presented for Round the Island

Novice sailors competing in this year's Round the Island Race, which takes place next Saturday, include Fran Beauman and Ania Dykczak, children's television presenters from the programme 'Bring It On'.

Over 1,500 Round the Island entries

The Island Sailing Club's annual race round the Isle of Wight is proving as popular as ever, this year with over 1,500 boats lining up for the start on Saturday

About MDL

We all desire and expect different things from our boating – whether we’re racers, cruisers at home or further afield.