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Round the Island Race 2019Sat 29 Jun at 7.30AM
Round the Island Race 2019
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Across the Island from Cowes to Ventnor, Bembridge to the West Wight. Oh, and even around the Island if we talking about sailing, swimming, surfing or jet skiing.
The Round the Island Race - which this year takes place on 29th June - is popular with everyone from world-renowned, professional sailors to families and first-time racers, and boasts a range of classes including monohulls, multihulls, Gaffers, Classics and dayboats. Organised by the Isle of Wight’s Island Sailing Club since 1931, the race is one of the UK’s largest participation sporting events and is expected to attract over 1,500 boats and thousands of sailors from all over Great Britain, mainland Europe and from as far away as the USA. It will begin and end in Cowes, and as in previous years, the race will be supporting The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust as the official race charity.
Spectators will be able to enjoy fantastic views of the race from St Catherine’s Point, Ventnor, Bonchurch, Culver Down and Ryde Pier.
People watching online or on TV at home, and spectating live on the day, will be able to keep track of specific yachts using the ngTrack app, and will be kept up-to-date by a live blog to be published on the Round the Island Race website over the course of the day.
Sailors can also ‘race’ friends using private groups in the app, which is able to show live progress of their friends’ yachts.
Image: © Paul Wyeth
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