Venomous - Round the Island Race
Round The Island Yacht Race First raced in 1931, the magnificent spectacle of over 1700 yachts heading towards The Needles and racing around the Isle of Wight, is unforgettable. Competitors come from all over the south coast of England as well as from much further afield, as far as the USA and New Zealand, making this a truly world-class event.
Our Round the Island Race event starts at 10.00 Friday morning when after meeting the rest of the team will set out for a busy training day on the water and get to know the Yacht and your crew for famous race. after our day we will moor up in Cowes to enjoy an early night!
We will have an early start to our race day with the first fleet heading off at 6.30 am. The start of the race is heading West towards the Needles Lighthouse at the western tip of the Isle of Wight. Where speed, wind angle and collision avoidance will be our priority. As we turn the first corner we will hoist the Spinnaker and head down the 'Back of the Wight' initially towards St Catherine Lighthouse then on to Bembridge at the Eastern end of the Island then the final beat tacking up the Solent back to Cowes and the finish line. You will get to experience close quarters yacht racing as well as watching the rest of the fleet finish behind you.
After the race we will have a a well earned drink and enjoy the exciting buzz in the town that only a race of this size can generate.
Full training day on Friday followed by the Race on Saturday
Qualified Skipper and Mate
All food and drink whilst on board
2 Nights onboard accomodation in Cowes
Use of wet weather clothing
Genral boat expenses
Race entry fee
2 of 2 berths available
Apply for berth
Introduce yourself to the skipper to let them know about your sailing background.
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