Join us on the home turf here in The Solent for the Round the Island Race to start the UK racing season in style. With the largest particpation numbers for a UK sporting event you can share the race track with professionals and some of the most advanced racing yachts currently out there. Some of the fastest ocean racers compete alongside super maxis and ocean racing catamarans, racing yachts and fast sailing cruisers all battling for the Gold Roman Bowl in the annual Round the Island Race. Records are always looking to be broken and it's often the smallest the yacht out on the course that takes the honours.
Race training day: 29th May 2020
Round the Island Race day: 30th May 2020
The Round the Island Race 2020 starts and finishes in Cowes on the Isle of Wight in England. Travel to the Isle of Wight is easy on a twenty minute ferry from Southampton which is easily accessible from most areas of the country by road and rail. There is also an international airport at Southampton.
Like most yacht racing events that we participate in, Yacht race training are included to bring the crew together and to get the most out of the day.
The Race is unique in its sheer scale; on race day there are literally hundreds of yachts out there ranging from the smallest laser to sleek maxi racers. It is a spectacle of impressive proportions and even in light winds can never be boring because there is so much expensive floating tupperware to gawp at! For tactical yacht racing and non stop action for the whole duration of the race, this regatta cannot be beaten. Prior sailing experience is not necessary because the experienced and patient professional skipper will coach you and ensure that everyone is confident enough to make a valuable contribution to the crew.