Round the Island Race 2017
The annual Round the Island Race is one of the most popular fixtures on the Solent racing calendar. Attracting around 1700 entries, with some 15,000 participants, it is reputed to be the largest regatta in the world and is a colourful sight not to be missed! Starting on the famous Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes, the fleet races the 50 mile course westabout, to The Needles, round St Catherine’s Point and Bembridge Ledge buoy back into the Solent. Competitors come from Europe and the USA, as well as all over the UK. Everyone enjoys the superb day’s racing, as one of last years competitors commented: “It’s the Grand National of sailing. The greatest spectacle ever.”
We offer a special race package for this event to include a training day on Friday 30th June, the race on Saturday 1st July and a sail back to Hamble for Sunday lunchtime at £7,000+ VAT.
Included with the yacht are the services of a professional skipper, a hostess and 3 further race crew, a full suite of racing sails, race entry and appropriate insurances. Food and beverages and Cowes berthing can be arranged for you, but are charged additionally.
Up to 11 guests will be able to fully take part in and enjoy the race under the guidance of our expert crew. Our Swan 55s Valhalla and Galiana are very stylish yachts ideal for a corporate entry and offers a comfortable and elegant sail for this 50 nautical mile race around the Isle of Wight.