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Round the Island Race

Trip Details

Creator Chris ClarkView
Type Racing
Start date 29th Jun 2019
Finish date 29th Jun 2019
Destination - A Cowes Yacht Haven Vectis Yd, High St, Cowes PO31 7BD, UK
Destination - B 22 Union Rd, Cowes PO31 7TP, UK

Everybody’s favourite

The Round Island Race is if nothing else an amazing spectacle. 1400-1700 yachts trying to out wit each other for the Roman Bowl.

We race with an eye on the prize but then there are races within the race, our IRC class, other 40.7s, yachts you know, those around you.

We meet up on Friday morning for a training session and put a plan together. A lot of the crew race with us year on year but it’s important to us that you feel involved and part of the TEAM. We get you familiar with the crew and the yacht then it’s relax ashore, a couple of beers but we bang in a curfew as it will be an early star and clear heads are needed.

Accommodation is onboard with a cost option to use our newly refurbished crew house.

Don’t forget it’s avery early start, so it won't be a late night...

Saturday Race Day

We leave the Yacht Haven amongst the throng of yachts heading for the start on the Squadron line.

On the gun we head west to the Needles, usually a beat. We know the tides, the back eddy’s, we just got to weave through the fleet to get the boat placed with best of the tide in clear air.

The down leg is usually the back of the island, the new kite goes up and with luck we can keep it up all the way to Bembridge ledge for the beat against the tide to the finish.

Back in Cowes we put the boat to bed and grab a beer or two. You can shower in the Yacht Haven or if you choose the Crew House shower there (each room has its own en-suite).

The atmosphere is brilliant so expect to party


Sunday we will have a leisurely breakfast in town and at some point you can head off but no rush, sleep off the hangover and rest your bones.

What’s in the price?

Race Entry

Mooring Fees

Training Day

Professional Skipper and First Mate

Accommodation on the boat on Friday and Saturday nights

Optional Crew House Accommodation

All food on board and drink

Loan of Musto sailing gear

All safety equipment

No experience required

Have fun

North 3Di Sails

New Kite 2019

Race prepared

Super Slippery

One of the best equipped 40.7s out there

Crew Wanted


2 of 2 berths available



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Introduce yourself to the skipper to let them know about your sailing background.

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Trip Boat

Name Fireball
Total Berths 10
Home Port Cowes Yacht Haven Vectis Yd, High St, Cowes PO31 7BD, UK
Model Beneteau First 40.7
Coded Yes
Area Category 2