Entries still open at £72 per boat

Boat owners and skippers hoping to race around the Isle of Wight on 19 June can save over £130 by getting the boat’s entry completed before midnight on Saturday.

The official Notice of Race states: “Entries shall be made on the official on-line entry form which must be fully completed. Entrants without internet access should contact the the Island Sailing Club office on 01983 296621. Team entry forms are available from the Island Sailing Club office.”

Closing dates and entry fees:

£72 (£106 with advertising)

by midnight Sat 29 May


£205 (£302 with advertising)

by 12 noon Sat 12 June

Round the Island Race – First timer’s guide available to download

Email: rir@islandsc.org.uk

Web: www.roundtheisland.org.uk

Tel: 01983 296621

Fax: 01983 293214

 

Some Race facts and stats

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Visitors to the Race website http://www.roundtheisland.org.uk will be able to track the progress of any registered boats online on Race Day

The first start is at 0500 hrs and the staring procedure continues for approximately 1.5 hours.

Dame Ellen MacArthur is firing the first gun, setting the fleet on its way

2009 had the fourth highest entry in the 78-year history of the race

Around 16,000 sailors compete in the one day event

1,596 boats crossed the finish line in 2009

A record 1,875 boats were entered in 2008

The Race is now established as the 4th largest participation sporting event in the UK after the London Marathon and the Great North and South Runs

First timers, families and top professionals all race against each other to complete the challenge

The monohull race record was set by Mike Slade (ICAP Leopard) in 2008 and it still stands at 3.53.05

The multihull race record still stands at Francis Joyon’s 2001 time of 3.08.29

The classic course, established in 1931, goes westward 50 miles round the Isle of Wight, starting and finishing in Cowes, the centre of British yachting.

£350,000 has been raised for charitable causes over the past four years with a record £100k raised in 2008 and the same again in 2009