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Round the Island Race

Port of departure: Hamble, UK
619€ Per personFull boat
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The coordinator: Germaine, 39 years old

The annual Round the Island Race, Started back in 1930, organised by the Island Sailing Club, 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 largests yacht races in the world and the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK after the London Marathon and the Great North and South Runs.

The race is a 50 nautical mile course round the Isle of Wight. Starting on the famous Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes, the fleet races westabout, to The Needles, round St Catherine’s Point and Bembridge Ledge buoy, and back into the Solent to the finish line at Cowes.

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Day 1- Training Day
Arrival on the boat and meet your skipper and crew, followed by a safety brief and the regatta programme. You will spend the day getting to know your crew, followed by provisioning, getting the boat ready for the regatta and training to bind the team into a race crew.

Day 2- Race Day
The boats cross the start line at Cowes in eleven separate groups, starting every 10 minutes from 06:30 until 08:10 and heading in a westerly direction towards Yarmouth. The boats pass round the Needles Lighthouse, along the south-west coast of the Island to St. Catherine’s Point and then up across Sandown Bay to round the Bembridge Ledge Buoy. The fleet then makes its way either side of No Man’s Land Fort and across Osborne Bay to the finish line back at Cowes.

Celebration and the option to stay on boat will be covid dependant

Day 3 - Breakfast & Departure
After the race day and celebrations on board, we invite you for breakfast aboard the boat before heading home
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Included in the price
  • Final cleaning
  • Costs of mooring and anchoring
  • Meals on board
  • Professional skipper
  • Gas
  • Moorings
Not included in the price
  • Food and drink on land
  • Airport transfer
  • Travel to the boat
  • Parking
  • Flights
Additional information
Full joining instructions will be provided once booked, however, please feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Price includes: Race Entry, Yacht Charter, Accommodation on board (shared cabins), Meals at sea (self service), Certified Professional Skipper, Basic Training, Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water), Mooring Fees, Insurance for the yacht, Lifejacket, Personal locating beacon

PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE: Airfares, Meals offboard, Transfers airport-marina-airport, Shore based accommodation, Wet gear, Personal insurance (we recommend Topsail). please see our website
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Hamble, UK
English Channel
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Meet Germaine, the coordinator
39 years old · From London, UK
As an RYA Instructor Germaine enjoys passing on his experience to others and finding ways of sharing his passion for this sport with as many people as possible. This is what inspired him to create a not for profit organisation that gives people the opportunities that normally allude them. An excellent problem solver
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