The YW Round the Island Race will be raced over two legs at this year's Rolex Antigua Sailing Week 21/2/06

The Yachting World-sponsored Round the Island Race for Division A yachts in Rolex Antigua Sailing Week will be run in a slightly different format this year, divided into two legs.

After last year’s light winds on the scheduled race day, and concern that the race would not be completed, the organisers have decided to adjust the format to ensure at least part of the race is completed should the wind fail to materialise sufficiently.

The first leg is on Day 1 starting off English Harbour. The fleet will be sent in an easterly direction round the top of the island to Dickenson Bay, and join Division B who will have completed the Dickenson Bay Race in time for the hugely popular Dickenson Bay Beach Bash.

The second leg of the Yachting World Round the Island Race, which was presented for the first time last year, is scheduled for Day 3, starting off St John’s to the west and finishing back at English Harbour. The winner with the fastest elapsed time (combining both legs) will be presented with the spectacular Yachting World solid silver punch bowl and a solid silver keeper plate as a keepsake.

The week runs from 30 April to 5 May with a closing date of 26 April. For more entry details log onto