Wight Life - Lifestyle photography on the Isle of Wight

The Artemis Challenge 2010 yacht race took place on Tuesday, 3rd August. Starting in Cowes, at 1000 BST the crews headed east on the 55-mile course round the Isle of Wight.<br />
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Featuring six round-the-world IMOCA 60 racers with renowned round the world skippers alongside sporting stars Amy Williams & Zara Phillips, GMTV presenter Emma Crosby and former England rugby international Martin Bayfield as well as the Harry Potter 'Weasley Twins', Oliver  and James Phelps.<br />
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I managed to catch the leaders as they passed the western tip of the island mid-afternoon, going round the Needles, past Totland & Colwell Bays & Hurst Castle Lighthouse.<br />
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The Race was won by Mike Golding, who claimed the £10,000 charitable donation for the RNLI.