A highlight of the UK's largest annual sailing regatta, Cowes Week in August, the Artemis Challenge is a race round the Isle of Wight that attracts some of the fastest yachts from the world's racing scene, plenty of sailing legends and a mix of celebrities and sporting stars who compete to claim the charity prize.
A charity race like no other
The Artemis Challenge began in 2007 and has led to donations of over £60,000 to charity (of the winner's choice each year). The Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips, actor Ewan McGregor, musician Bryan Adams and TV presenter Davina McCall are just some of the global stars to add their support to the Artemis Challenge over the years. In the 2012 edition, French sailing legend Michel Desjoyeaux set a new world record in a time of 2 hours and 21 minutes in his MOD70 multihull, Foncia.