The 88th Round the Island Race took place last Saturday which lead to Weatherfile.com being very busy providing live data right around the course. First start was 7.30 am for the largest yachts and Calshot was showing 14 knots coming from the North East.
As the leading yachts gybed down the Solent, with Lymington Starting Platform showing that initially there was slightly better wind on the mainland shore than indicated by Yarmouth Pier on the island side. As the massive fleet sailed under spinnaker down the Solent the next key indicator of the live conditions was provided by the full weather station data from Hurst Castle.
After the slow beat to St Catherine’s and on round the back of the Wight the sailors were again able to know what was going on in Spithead for the last leg to Cowes using the live data from Ryde Pier.
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