Competition hots up for the 2023 Round the Island Race

Competition hotting up for Race Day on July 1st
The new boat on the Solent scene this season is Notorious, a stunning Maxi 72 owned by Peter Morton, a long-time local in Cowes, who will skipper the boat in this year’s Round the Island Race. Sam Haines who is the boat captain said: ‘We are really looking forward to the race, many of our crew are local to the Island so we’re incredibly proud of how iconic the race has become all over the world.

‘If the weather is kind to us with plenty of wind we’re hoping to go out and come back with line honours and some trophies. It will be a great practice for the RORC Fastnet race – fine-tuning our teamwork when going through manoeuvres, there are a lot of corners on the racecourse!

‘I have often cycled around the Isle of Wight on race day and it’s so great to see so many happy spectators along the coastline watching the spectacular scene of hundreds of boats of all sizes racing together. I’d highly recommend everyone gets on a boat or watches the race from the shore!’

Standard Entries close on Saturday
Don’t forget that STANDARD ENTRIES close in just five days at 23:59 on Saturday 17th June, so if your boat isn’t already entered for the race, visit the event website at for all the information you need and the online entry form. Late entries will be available until 12:00 Wednesday 28th June.

Team Entries
Why not enter a Sailing or Yacht Club Team and be in the running for 4 trophies? You just need 3 boats to form a Club team, entry fee is £40 per team and each Club can enter more than one team. The prizes up for grabs are:

The Methuselah Trophy awarded for the Overall IRC Team
The Jeroboam Trophy awarded for the 2nd Overall IRC Team
The Arun Yacht Club Team Challenge Trophy awarded for the Overall ISCRS Team
The Jeroboam Trophy awarded for the 2nd Overall ISCRS Team
Visit the event website for more details.

If you do have any questions, please get in touch with us on 01983 296621 or email us at

We look forward to seeing you on the start line on Saturday 1st July!

Round the Island Race Team and the Island Sailing Club

Jeanneau JY60
M.O.S.S Australia
JPK 11.80 July 2024
Race Yachts
West Systems