News ItemSaturday June 19, 2010, near Cowes, Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England
The sun rises before the 5am start during the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, and includes the yacht "Bob" (left), co-owned by BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward.
Mr. Hayward took time off Saturday to attend a glitzy yacht race around England's Isle of Wight. Hayward took a break from overseeing BP efforts to stem the undersea gusher in Gulf of Mexico so he could watch his boat "Bob" participate in the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. The 52-foot yacht is made by the Annapolis, Maryland-based boatbuilder Farr Yacht Design.
Tony Hayward, center,
sits aboard his yacht Bob, during the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, Saturday June 19, 2010.
Hundreds of yachts take part in the 50 nautical mile clockwise circumnavigation of the Isle of Wight.
No troubled waters there!