Round the Island Race: New Official Race Village announced

Image: Paul Wyeth

This year’s race sees the introduction of a bigger and better Official Race Village for the Round the Island Race, located on the Parade in Cowes.

There’ll be a jam-packed entertainment schedule featuring live music every day, as well as a large bar that boasts popular beer and spirit brands, including Amstel, Moretti, Pimms and Prosecco 1754. The live music line-up will include performances from Essence of Motown and Britain’s Got Talent singer Derek Sandy.

A smorgasbord of delicious food will be available from food stands in the Village, including Nomad Street Food, Frostbite Bakery, Vegan Boys and the Isle of Wight Proper Burger Co, as well as stands from race partners Helly Hansen, Raymarine and Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.

The new Race Village will also host the popular Raymarine Weather Briefing at 1800 on 28 June, as well as the official prize giving ceremony on 30 at 1200. With free entry throughout the weekend, it’s definitely the place to be in Cowes, before and after your race!

Get £150 cashback from Raymarine

If you’’re planning to invest in an AIS Automatic Identification System as part of your boat’s electronic system, the official sponsor Raymarine is offering £150 cashback for sailors taking part in the Round the Island Race this year – which could cover your race entry fee.

Raymarine is supporting the Round the Island Race organisers by encouraging participants to transmit an AIS signal during the race to enable more effective tracking and accountability. As safety on the water is essential, Raymarine’s £150 cashback offer is exclusive to race participants when they purchase a Raymarine AIS700. Find out more about the benefits of AIS technology by watching Raymarine’s short video here or visit: www.raymarine.co.uk/rtir for more information.

Standard entries close this Saturday!

If you haven’t already made your entry for the race, don’t forget to do so by the end of the day on Saturday 15 June via our online entry system.