Entries are now open for the Round the Island Race which takes place on 30th June 2012.
Now the 4th largest annual sporting event in the UK the J.P. Morgan Round the Island Race regularly attracts around 1700 boats and 16000 participants. The course covers 50nm round the Isle of Wight starting from the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes heading west.
Solent Events are offering a full race package this year. On arrival on 29th June we will introduce your skipper and crew before some familiarisation sailing over to Cowes. Once moored in Cowes you will have plenty of time to visit the race village with bars and live music. The 30th June will be an early start as weather permitting racing starts at 0600am. Once completing the route you will return to Cowes for a celebratory dinner. A not so early start on the Sunday, we will sail back to the mainland at the groups’ leisure. Take a look at the race overview, and if you would like Solent Events to get you out on the water simply contact us.
To add to the excitement of being part of this event, you should also be aware you would be racing against Olympic Sailor Ben Ainslie! JP Morgan who is a sponsor of Ainslie as well as RTIR will be taking part on the Beneteau First 40 Winston (GBR 2806L); the only time he will be competing outside of the Finn class before the Olympics.