This event has now finished
The Round the Island Race - which this year takes place on 25th June 2022 - 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.
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