Alex Thomson aboard his yacht Hugo Boss at the western Solent ready for the start of the 44th Fastnet Race on The Solent, near Cowes, off southern England, Sunday Aug. 14, 2011. A record 320 yachts ... more 
Alex Thomson aboard his yacht Hugo Boss at the western Solent ready for the start of the 44th Fastnet Race on The Solent, near Cowes, off southern England, Sunday Aug. 14, 2011. A record 320 yachts have entered the biennial event in which they race 608 nautical mile to Plymouth via the Fastnet Rock, south west of Ireland. (AP Photo / Chris Ison, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES less 
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