JP Morgan Around the Island Race 2017

The annual Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight, an island situated off the south coast of England. The race regularly attracts over 1,700 boats and around 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world and the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK after the London Marathon and the Great North and South Runs.

The 50 nautical mile course around the Isle of Wight starts on the famous Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes, the fleet races westabout, to The Needles, round St. Catherine’s Point and Bembridge Ledge buoy and back into the Solent to the finish line at Cowes.

The race is a great opportunity to watch world-renowned sailors racing against families and first time racers. Although the majority of the fleet will take many hours to complete the race, the course record for monohulls stands at 3 hours 43 minutes 50 seconds, set by Mike Slade on ICAP Leopard in 2013.

Over 60 prizes are awarded for the event and every boat completing the race receives a memento of the occasion.

Whether you compete regularly or are new to the sport, taking part in the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race is a day to remember, sailing in one of the world’s largest sailing events in some of the best sailing waters!

For more information see the Round the Island Race website.

Isle of Wight, UK
1st July
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