Today's weather and shore-based events

A band of rain swept in from the west passing over Cowes during the night clearing the area before dawn. For the rest of the day there will be some sunny spells with the occasional shower. The maximum temperature in Cowes is expected to be 23 degrees.

Expected wind
06:00 – 09:00 W-NW 8 to 13 knots
09:00 – 12:00 W 10 to 15 increasing 15 to 20 knots
12:00 – 15:00 W 15 to 20 probably increasing to 20 – 25 knots at times
15:00 – 18:00 W 18 to 23 increasing to 25 knots at times

Gusts are likely to be a third as high again above average wind speed; more if associated with squalls or thunderstorms.

Today’s the day to get along to Princes Green and watch the Extreme 40s race around the island. With a scheduled start time of 10:00 these awesome cats will be looking to beat the existing record of 08 hours, 20 minutes and 55 seconds set byHolmatroin June’s RTI race.

As well as Skandia’s Try Sailing initiative, and Virtual Skipper challenge, the Farr 52’s Bear of Britain and Chernikeeff 2 match-race in tribute to Kit Hobday at 18:00. The winner will be awarded the Kit Hobday Memorial Cup. “Ignorance isn’t bliss” is the charity started by Kit Hobday to raise awareness of prostrate cancer, Kit passed away recently and this race is in tribute to him and all those missing him during Skandia Cowes Week.

Tonight in the Parade Village jazz, rock and rockabilly bands will front the stage throughout the day and look out for comedy act, Bruce Airhead.