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Round the Island Race 2024

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This sailing opportunity expired on 14/06/2024. You may want to take a look at our current sailing opportunities instead.


Boat type

First 40.7

Financial arrangements

Shared contribution


14th - 16th June 2024

Travel expenses

Paid by crew



Date posted




Expiry date


Qualification level required (or equivalent)





The annual Round the Island Race, which started back in 1930, is organised by the Island Sailing Club. It is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight, situated off the south coast of England. The race regularly attracts over 1,400 boats and around 15,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world. It is also the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK after the London Marathon and the Great North and South Runs.

During the 2019 Round the Island Race, our boat Escapado finished first-in-class beating 9 other 40.7’s.

In recent years the Round the Island Race has become a popular challenge for sailors at all levels of experience and abilities. The race is a 50 nautical mile course round the Isle of Wight. Starting on the famous Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes, the fleet races westabout, to The Needles, round St Catherine’s Point and Bembridge Ledge buoy and back into the Solent to the finish line at Cowes.