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Round the Island Race 2022

Jun 24th 2022

Round the Island Race

Saturday 25th June 2022

Exhilarating and competitive, one of the largest yacht races in the world!

We have collated a spectator guide to find the best spots to watch the Race.
A spectacular event both shore-side and on the water! 🤩

The race starts from Cowes start line in eleven separate groups. Each group will start every 10 minutes from 0800 until 0930, heading westerly towards Yarmouth. 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.
The Round the Island Race is a handicapped race meaning that everyone from Olympic medalists to weekend sailors can compete on an equal basis. Many sailors travel from all over the world to compete in this 55 nautical mile race.

1200 boats will take part in the event.
The Solent will be a wash of colour displayed from all the sails, and a great opportunity to capture the race images, and to watch a world famous event.

Island spectator points
Between 1000-1330
From Freshwater or Totland follow signs to the Needles Car Park. Park and walk to Needles Battery.

Mainland spectator points
Between 0930-1230
From Milford on Sea, head towards Hurst beach. Park and walk along Hurst Spit to Hurst Castle.

Please visit http://www.roundtheisland.org.uk/ for more information and the full race course for the event.

We offer Rib Charters to spectate the event from the water departing Lymington, Hampshire.
Contact us for more information on 01425 621072.

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