Round the Island Race


The annual Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is one of the most popular fixtures on the Solent racing calendar. Competitors come from Europe and the USA, as well as all over the UK, to follow the 50 mile course round the Isle of Wight.

Starting on the famous Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes, the fleet races west about, to The Needles, round St Catherine's Point and Bembridge Ledge buoy back into the Solent. Spectators find many vantage points, both on the mainland and Isle of Wight, to watch the race progress. Every boat completing the race receives a memento of the occasion. Whether you compete regularly or are new to the sport, you will enjoy superb racing in some of the country's best sailing waters.

Whilst the fastest multihull record stands at just over three hours, the bulk of the fleet crosses the line during the late afternoon or early evening and it is often the smaller craft that carry off the top prizes!

Pricing & Dates

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