Round the Island Race 2024

Round the Island race 2018

The Island Sailing Club (ISC) has announced that entries are now open for the 2024 edition of Britain’s Favourite Yacht Race, the Round the Island Race, which is being held on Saturday 15th June 2024.

The annual Round the Island Race has become an iconic sporting event with the first race taking place in 1931. Competitors come from all over the UK and worldwide to follow the 50 nautical mile course around the Isle of Wight. Starting on the Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes at 6 am, the fleet race westabout to The Needles, pass St Catherine’s Point, round Bembridge Ledge buoy, and back into the Solent to the finish line at Cowes.

The race regularly attracts over 1,100 boats and around 7,000 sailors and is one of the largest yacht races in the world. 

This year, the RNLI has been named as the Official Race Charity. All donations raised will go to the seven stations involved in the race and specifically for the training of their volunteer crews.

For more race information and to take advantage of great Early Bird Entry Deals visit the event website https://www.roundtheisland.org.uk/web/code/php/main_c.php?section=home.

Image: Paul Wyeth

Posted April 17, 2024