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The Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight.
We have put together a three day package to include a training day, the 2019 Round the Island race and cruise back after the race.
The race regularly attracts over 1,700 boats and around 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world.
Competitors come from all over the UK, to follow the 50 nautical mile course round the Isle of Wight.
Starting on the famous Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes, the fleet races west about, to The Needles, round St Catherine’s Point and Bembridge Ledge buoy, and back into the Solent to the finish line at Cowes.
Experience Round the Island race on Rho
Round the Island is a great day on the water. As well as competing against Olympic, world-class and weekend sailors, there will be the opportunity to race against other Sigma 38s in this one design class – and the Sigma skippers are a competitive bunch.
We have set aside a training day, to meet the crew, build the team and allow time to practise all important manoeuvres, before heading over to Cowes.
Berthing in Cowes will allow you the opportunity to celebrate a successful days racing and swap stories with other sailors over drinks in the infamous Cowes Beer tent. And if you have any energy left, there will be many other activities and entertainment taking place in Cowes throughout the weekend.
Read last years Round the Island race report here
- 1 day race training
- The Round the Island race
- Return Cruise
- Skipper and mate
- Accommodation on board
- Food whilst racing and training
- Entry to the race regatta
- All the extras: mooring fees, diesel, water
If you would like to join us, but would like to get some more experience or brush up on some racing skills before coming along, have a look at our courses page.
If you are unsure which sailing course may be right for you, we will be happy to discuss your experience and your sailing goals to help you choose the best option for you.
If you are interested in joining us for the 2017 Round the Island Race please contact us