In pictures: And they're off - 1,533 boats set sail from Cowes

In pictures: Leopard was one of the early leading monohulls...

In pictures: ...alongside Sir Keith Mills' Invictus

In pictures: The lively conditions provided some exciting sailing...

In pictures: Winner of the Gold Roman Bowl was the TP52 Gladiator

In pictures: The big story of the day was the record-winning sail by Phaedo 3...

In pictures: ... who knocked nearly 30 minutes off the race record...

In pictures: ...to finish the 50nm course in a stunning 2 hours 23 minutes.