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 1 July! There is a steady level of entries already coming in and this very positive news, will, I am sure, provide a further boost to our competitor numbers this year.”
Commenting for Cloudy Bay, Julie Nollet, Marketing Director of Möet Hennessy UK said: “Cloudy Bay is delighted to be partnering with the Round the Island Race, not just for the excitement and adventure that the race is known for, but also for all the natural connections that happen around it. Whether on shore to see the yachts go by from a perfect vantage point or afloat with the crew, sharing stories and building friendships, these are the great moments which bring #comesailaway to life.”
Cloudy Bay Brand Ambassador Ben Fogle will be competing in this year’s race on board the Farr 52 Cloudy Bay and will also be the on-stage VIP guest at the pre-race press conference in Cowes the day before.
This famous annual yacht race regularly attracts entries exceeding 1,500 yachts and upwards of 12,000 sailors racing the 50nm westabout course around the Isle of Wight, starting and finishing in Cowes.
Standard entries are now open: www.rtir.me/entries