Course:
Round the Island Race
 
Price:
£575
 
Number of people:
Maximum of 6 (only 3 places remaining)
 
Duration:
Over two weekends
 
Location:
The Solent
 
Description:
The Annual Round the Island Race is the biggest event in the yachting calendar. With sometimes over 1800 boats competing, it is one of the most famous yacht races in the world. The course takes you around the Isle of Wight, dodging the various off-lying rocks and other competitors along the way. The race starts and finishes at Cowes, after racing for about 60 miles.

While the race itself takes place over one day, this is a two weekend package. The weekend of the 14th  and 16th June is when we get to know the boat and each other. We'll practice sail handling, tacking, hoisting/dropping the spinnaker and gybing. Our racing skipper will run through the strategy and tactics that we'll need to take advantage of a best course on all points of sail.

The second weekend 28th and 29th June. We meet at the boat Friday afternoon and get things sorted and dusted for Saturday. After a sail over to Cowes or Hamber point we have our evening meal ashore. On the 29th June starting guns are early on Saturday morning and once we're off it's about 60 miles to the finish line. We'll moor overnight in Cowes and soak up the party atmosphere that engulfs the town for the weekend. After a leisurely "full English" ashore on Sunday morning, we'll sail back to Gosport.

 
Rough schedule:
Depending on weather. Race is an early Saturday morning start.
 
Dates:
Visit the dates page hereIf you have a special date in mind not scheduled, please feel free to contact us for a chat.
 
Additional information:
Breakfast, lunch and beverages are supplied while on board - meals ashore not included.
Price includes team polo shirt and mooring fees.
 
Contact:
Email us at info@firstechelonsailing.org, or call us at 07770522752.