"The world's largest and most famous yachting race, the 'JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, took place on the 28th June 2008 in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England. Nearly 1,600 boats competed over the 50-mile course around the Isle of Wight in a race that saw some of the biggest names in the sailing world competing with weekend sailors and family crews".<br />
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I managed to catch it as the main fleet passed St Catherines point at the southern tip of the island.