Round The Island Race

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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30 minutes added to Round the Island Race finish deadline

Race organisers at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes have taken the unusual decision to amend the finish time of this year’s J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race to help alleviate any concerns competitors may have about being able to complete the Race within the usual time limit of 2200hrs. With entries currently standing at 860 + the ...

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Mike Peskett, Principal Race Officer

Mike Peskett, Principal Race Officer of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, gives an insight into the build-up to this iconic event and reflects on his long-standing involvement. The date of this year’s edition of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club in Cowes, is 2 July. Each year ...

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‘Young Vlogger of the Year’ Award launched

The Island Sailing Club, organisers of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, have announced a brand new Award, ‘Young Vlogger of the Year’. This initiative has been launched to encourage some of the younger race competitors – whether on the helm or crewing – to share their full experiences using live footage filmed on their smartphones or ...

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Stars unite for the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race

The Island Sailing Club, the organisers of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, are delighted to welcome back last year’s Gold Roman Bowl winner, Giovanni Belgrano and Whooper.  This duck-egg blue 1939 Laurent-Giles one-off, is owned and skippered by Giovanni who comments that he is bringing the same group of friends who are eager for another lap ...

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