Strong winds on the Solent have affected racing at Lendy Cowes Week today (Thursday).

The wind has picked up overnight and only two races will be happening on the water today – and they are underway.

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Yesterday, the conditions favoured sailors as the Around the Island Race record was broken by Desafio MAPFRE.

The Spanish vessel finished the race around the Isle of Wight in a time of just 3 hours 13 minutes and 11 seconds.