Round the Island Race - Isle of WightGuide Prices Free for spectators. For those wishing to participate, see www.roundtheisland.org.uk for race entry fees. (Early bird
Round the Island Race – Isle of Wight
Free for spectators.
For those wishing to participate, see www.roundtheisland.org.uk for race entry fees.
(Early bird entries open January 27th.)
The Round the Island Race is sailing’s answer to the London Marathon as 1600 boats, crewed by some of the biggest names in sailing as well as keen amateur sailors, skim past The Needles, the Island’s distinctive rocky structure, round St Catherine’s Point and Bembridge Ledge and back into the Solent.
Watch the yachts round the Needles rocks and enjoy a hearty breakfast in the Needles Old Battery Café.
The boats pass round the Needles Lighthouse, along the south-west coast of the Island to St. Catherine’s Point and then up across Sandown Bay to round the Bembridge Ledge Buoy. The fleet then makes its way either side of No Man’s Land Fort and across Osborne Bay to the finish line back at Cowes.
All Day (Saturday)
Cowes - Egypt Esplanade
Egypt Esplanade, West Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 8BS
Round the Island Race 70 High Street Cowes Isle of Wight PO31 7RE