This event has now finished
Part of Festival of the Sea 2017
This most famous of yacht races annually attracts in the region of 1,500 competing yachts and upwards of 12,000 sailors from around the globe.
The 2017 Event marks the 81st actual Round the Island Race & the 86th Anniversary of the first-ever Round the Island Race held in 1931 (no races were held during the two world wars).
The Race is an all-encompassing event that caters for and embraces first timers, families, amateurs and professionals competing at the highest level.
Charity fundraising plays a large part in the Race both through the competitors who use the race as a high profile platform for raising funds for personal charities and through the organisers and sponsors who work with the official race charity to raise money.
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