Round The Island Race

Round The Island Race

5 day package

Round the Island Race 2020 (Saturday 30th May)

We have made a few changes to our usual RTI plans with the aim of racing with a more prepared and focused crew.  To make our entry more competitive we plan to hold onboard race training in the Solent on the weekend of 23rd/24th May as well as on 29th May.  We would like to sail the actual RTI course at least once during the training.

We will ensure that no matter what your experience you will have a crewing place.

Saturday 23rd May:

Race Training

Sunday 24th May:

Race Training

Friday 29th May:

Race Training

Saturday 30th May:

An early start to reach the start line in good time.  Take part in the race.  Following the finish of 2020 Round the Island race, motor into Cowes and join in the festivities that accompanies such a prestigious race.

Sunday 31st May:

A leisurely, gentle cruise back to Hamble with your new friends.

What’s included?

  • 3 days 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
  • £750 per person

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 2020 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.

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 please complete and send the Booking and Health Declaration Forms to us:


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.