Although there is still plenty time before this year's Round the Island Race, it's worth taking advantage of the early bird entry which closes on 3 April
With spring just around the corner, now is the time to sign up for this year’s Island Sailing Club’s Round the Island race scheduled for Saturday 26 June. Although there is still plenty time before the event, it’s worth taking advantage of the early bird entry which closes on 3 April. If you miss that you’ll be subject to the standard entry (until 5 June) and then late entry (closing date 19 June).
If last year’s entry is anything to go by, the event organisers are expecting up to 1,800 boats on the start line this year. Classes include ISC/ IRC divisions, Hunter 707s, Sunsail 37, Folkboat, Contessa 32, Etchells, Dragons, Challenge Yachts and sportsboats and there’ll also be divisions for original and modern classics.
Emma Richards, who was at the Schroders London Boat Show to announce this year’s race commented: “I really enjoy the Round the Island Race, having competed in the last two events. It’s not just a great race, but also a fantastic day. It epitomises what sailing should be about for me: competitive, but fun.”
For notice of race and entry form log onto roundtheisland.org.uk.