Round the Island Race

Organised by the Island Sailing Club the J.P. Morgan Round the Island Race one day event regularly attracts around 16000 participants over 1700 boats, making it the fourth largest British sporting event after the London Marathon and the Great North and  Great South runs.

This year will see the 81st race taking place on Saturday 30th June 2012

It is an early start for those taking part with the first race group setting off at 0600 from Cowes. A further 10 groups will then start every 10 minutes heading anti-clockwise round the island over the 50nm course.

If you can’t get our on a Rib to see the race there are plenty of good view points from the island and mainland. Let’s hope the winds are a little nicer to us than last year!