The Round the Island race is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight, an island situated off the south coast of England. The race regularly attracts over 1,400 boats and around 15,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world. Competitors come from all over the UK, other parts of Europe and as far away as the USA, for the 50 nautical mile course.
Starting on the Royal Yacht Squadron line the fleet races west up the Solent to The Needles, round St Catherine’s Point and Bembridge Ledge buoy, and back into the Solent to the finish line at Cowes. The fleet will include racing and cruising monohulls, multihulls, Gaffers, Classics and day boats taking on one of the world’s loved sailing challenges – a day full of fun, thrill, team-spirit and achievement.
The race is a fantastic mix of world-famous sailors racing against local teams, families and first timers and we have whole boat charter options available, so contact us now to plan your adventurous day on the water!