PHOTO: Painfully light, Painfully long
Published on June 22nd, 2014
The longest day of the summer (June 21) came close to delivering the longest J.P.Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race ever as winds ranging from zero knots to painfully light tested the patience of crews. Most of the 1,585 entries started the race around the Isle of Wight (UK) in around 3 knots and bright sunshine and as the hours went by, temperatures rose but wind speed dropped leaving hundreds of boats becalmed. Event website.