The Round the Island Race is the biggest yacht race of the year, globally. Approximately 1,800 yachts, from small day-sailors to 100-foot multihulls, line up to race the 60-mile course around the Isle of Wight. Taking part lets you soak up the unique atmosphere created by this mass participation event, with so many sailors in one place, the tension of so many yachts around you and the multiple on-the-water battles there is no other race like it. If you want an exhilarating competitive race, a fantastic spectacle, a real sense of achievement and a lasting memory then look no further.
The Cruiser boat will take place typically on one of our Hanses, Dufours or Jeanneau which are a little more cruise oriented and compete under ISC which is a looser rating system and generally a bit less hardcore, but still flying spinnakers and plenty of on-the-water action.
The itinerary (subject to change):
Friday – Join your race skipper and fellow crew at 09:00am in Hamble for a day of training. The focus will be on teamwork and maximising boat speed in preparation for the race. On Friday evening the boat will return to Port Hamble for a crew de-brief and dinner ashore.
Saturday – Race Day always begins with an early start! After the race you will return to Hamble for departure. Expect the race to last around 8-9 hours.
If accommodation is required for the Friday evening, please do discuss requirements with the PL team. Accommodation is not guaranteed.
Price does not include onshore accommodation or catering. The itinerary is subject to change dependent on weather and race start times.