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Round The Island Race 2019

Trip Details

Creator Ken DochertyView
Type Racing
Start date 29th Jun 2019
Finish date 29th Jun 2019
Destination - A Gosport, UK
Destination - B Cowes, UK


Join the Boat: 10:00 Friday morning 28th June, Haslar Marina Gosport

Friday night: Berth in Cowes

Saturday very early: Race start off Cowes

Saturday night: Berth in Cowes

Finish: Haslar Marina Gosport, 30th June c.14:00


The Round the Island Race is one of the greatest events in sailing, with 1200 yachts competing this historic 60 mile course. We aim to be as competitive as possible whilst having as much fun as possible!

The race crew meets on board on Friday morning, giving us time to run through a full safety briefing, get the boat organised and discuss the plan for the weekend before heading out for a days training. During the day we run through various crew positions and go over the deck layout and equipment in detail before a focus on manoeuvres and boat speed. Race ready, we head for our berth in Cowes and eat ashore amongst the throngs of competing crews.

It's always a very early start, so it won't be a late night...


After a crew briefing we will leave the dock by (very very early TBC...) and head into the start area hoisting sails and eating breakfast - there won't be time after the start as we race out of the Solent in the midst of more than a thousand yachts...

Throughout the race we plan to move crew around the boat, giving everyone the opportunity to experience helming upwind and downwind, main, headsail and spinnaker trim, mast and foredeck.

After arriving in Cowes and sorting the boat out in it's berth, we will head into town for some well deserved party time!

Saturday certainly won't be an early night...


Sunday will have a leisurely breakfast on board before cruising gently back to Gosport, resplendent in our Team shirts.

And most importantly, regardless of the weather, we will have a great time!

INCLUDED in the crew contribution

Race Entry

Mooring Fees

Training Day

Race Crew Shirt

Professional Skipper and First Mate

Accommodation on the boat on Friday and Saturday nights

All food on board

Race instruction and support


Travel to and from the boat

Food on shore in Cowes

Personal Insurance (highly recommended)


Our crew always has a wide mix of experience, many of our crew are cruising sailors wanting to experience offshore racing, and the Round The Island Race is a great introduction - whilst remaining in sight of land the whole time

We support you regardless of your sailing/racing level. If you have any questions, please get in touch, we are always happy to talk it through.

Class IRC
Related Event Round the Island Race

Crew Wanted


1 of 1 berths available



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Trip Boat

Name Playing Around
Total Berths 8
Home Port Gosport, UK
Model First 40.7
Coded Yes
Area Category 2