Round The Island Race

The Round the Island Race: It’s what memories are made of…

The Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay delivers everything you expect from a top quality sporting event; exceptional race management, competition, challenge, tactics, fun, excitement, beautiful scenery, the ability for family and friends to track your progress. As a competitor you are part of an iconic and unique sailing experience that doesn’t discriminate and embraces sailors of ...

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Round the Island Race welcomes Cloudy Bay

Cloudy Bay has been announced as the Presenting Sponsor of the Round the Island Race™ which is now known as ‘The Round the Island Race™ in association with Cloudy Bay’. Robin Aisher, Admiral of the Island Sailing Club, said: “We are all delighted with this new partnership and are looking forward to delivering the Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay on ...

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The Round the Island Race is set fair for a bright 2017

The iconic one-day yacht racing extravangaza, the Round the Island Race™, organised by the Island Sailing Club in Cowes, has announced that Early Bird entries for the 2017 race, being held on 1 July, will open on 27 January. In tandem, the Notice of Race will be published online on the 2017 race website. Early Bird entries will close at ...

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Seamanship Award presented at Southampton Boat Show

Sacrificing his own race to go to the aid of another stricken competitor in the 2016 Round the Island Race has resulted in Jeff Warboys, skipper of the Sigma 33  Workout, being awarded the 2016 Round the Island Race Seamanship Award, sponsored by Haven Knox-Johnston. Another competing boat, Alchemist, a Dubois half tonner, hit a submerged wreck off the Needles ...

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Young Vlogger of the Year Award announced by Island Sailing Club

Congratulations to the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race ‘Young Vlogger of the Year’ who has been announced as 16-year-old Andrew Shrimpton, from Portchester, Hampshire. Andrew will receive some fabulous prizes courtesy of Race Partners Raymarine, MS Amlin/Haven Knox-Johnston and Volvo Sailing. Well done also to the runner-up, 15-year-old Alexander Hettrich from Tonbridge, Kent. Watch Andrew’s winning Vlog ...

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J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island

This year’s J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island will go down in history as a windy and action packed edition of the event. It was a race of highs and lows with Sir Ben Ainslie’s multihull record smashed by Phaedo 3 and a yacht dramatically sinking. The 50nm Round the Island Race, which had over 1,500 entries, took place in ...

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1,533 Entries as sailing prowess spans the generations

Entries have closed at a very respectable 1,533 for the 2016 Round the Island Race, sponsored for the twelfth and final year by J.P. Morgan Asset Management. The oldest boat competing in this year’s Race is almost certain to be Thalia (Sail #11). Built in 1888, she was one of the last yachts by George Wanhill of Poole who was ...

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Round the Island Race adds some ‘Fun’ into Fundraising

Charity fundraising plays a significant role in the staging of the annual J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, taking place this year on 2 July. Amongst the thousands of competitors taking part, many are helping to raise funds for their favourite charity, often with heartfelt and very personal stories. Indeed it is an element of this Race that ...

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Round the Island Race attracting first timers and families

What is it about THIS particular Race that touches the spot in thousands of sailors’ hearts and continues to attract such huge interest around the world, including this year from a larger than usual entry of first timers and families? Everyone you ask has a different response as the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race means so many ...

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A Royal send off for Round the Island Race

Prince Michael of Kent GCVO is to be the Race Starter for the 2016 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race on 2nd July. Prince Michael will join race officials on the Royal Yacht Squadron platform to commence the spectacular starting sequence and fire the cannon signifying the first of 11 class starts at 0830. Prince Michael is not ...

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