Round The Island Race

Round The Island Race

The 2018 Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight.  It will take place on 7th July 2018.

We have put together a three-day package to include a training day, the 2018 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 the 2018 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 day’s racing and swap stories with other sailors over drinks in the infamous Cowes Beer tent. If you have any energy left there will be many other activities and entertainment taking place in Cowes throughout the weekend.

Read a recent Round the Island race report.

To book

Booking Form

Friday 6th – Sunday 8th July 2018

What’s included?

  • 1 day race training
  • The Round the Island Race
  • Return cruise
  • Skipper and mate
  • Accommodation on board
  • Food while racing and training
  • Entry to the race regatta
  • All the extras: mooring fees, diesel, water
  • £495 per person

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.  We have a set of yacht racing worksheets available for download, please click here to download.

Contact Us

If you are unsure if this race is right for you, contact us and we will be happy to discuss your experience and your sailing goals to help you choose the best option for you.

Which course is right for me?

Unsure which course is right for you? We will attempt to explain the broad, and sometimes confusing, range of sailing courses available.If you are interested in joining us for the Round the Island Race please contact us.