Join the Boat: 10:00 Friday morning 29th May, Haslar Marina Gosport
Friday night: Berth in Cowes
Saturday very early: Race start off Cowes
Saturday night: Berth in Cowes
Finish: Haslar Marina Gosport, 31st May c.14:00
The Round the Island Race is one of the greatest events in sailing, with 1200 yachts competing this historic 60 mile course. We will be as competitive as possible whilst having as much fun as possible!
The race crew meets on board on Friday morning, giving us time to run through a full safety briefing, get the boat organised and discuss the plan for the weekend before heading out for a days training. During the day we run through various crew positions and go over the deck layout and equipment in detail before a focus on manoeuvres and boat speed. Race ready, we head for our berth in Cowes and eat ashore amongst the throngs of competing crews.
It’s always a very early start, so it won’t be a late night…
After a crew briefing we will leave the dock by (very very early TBC…) and head into the start area hoisting sails and eating breakfast – there won’t be time after the start as we race out of the Solent in the midst of more than a thousand yachts…
Throughout the race we plan to move crew around the boat, giving everyone the opportunity to experience helming upwind and downwind, main, headsail and spinnaker trim, mast and foredeck.
After arriving in Cowes and sorting the boat out in it’s berth, we will head into town for some well deserved party time!
Saturday certainly won’t be an early night…
Sunday will have a leisurely breakfast on board before cruising gently back to Gosport, resplendent in our Team shirts.
And most importantly, regardless of the weather, we will have a great time!
INCLUDED in the crew contribution
Race Crew Shirt
Professional Skipper and First Mate
Accommodation on the boat on Friday and Saturday nights
All food on board
Race instruction and support
Travel to and from the boat
Food on shore in Cowes
Personal Insurance (highly recommended)
Our crew always has a wide mix of experience, many of our crew are cruising sailors wanting to experience offshore racing, and the Round The Island Race is a great introduction – whilst remaining in sight of land the whole time
We support you regardless of your sailing/racing level. If you have any questions, please get in touch, we are always happy to talk it through.