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NEW for 2024: Official Shoreside Venue

Author: Jo Bowden   Date: 23:59 Saturday 1 Jun 2024

Competitors, race supporters and spectators have just two weeks to wait until the 2024 edition of Round the Island Race, on Saturday 15th June 2024. Late entries are available until 12:00 Wednesday 12th June.

NEW for 2024: Official Shoreside Venue

Make a plan to party after the race at the Crew Bar in the Official Shoreside Hospitality Venue on The Parade in Cowes. We will be holding both the Race Briefing (Friday 14 June 18:00) and Prize Giving (Sunday 16 June 12:00) on the stage, weather permitting (or in the Crew Bar Marquee).

More details to follow soon.

Crew Search

The race ethos has been a 'Race for All' for many years now, and it lives up to this with the varied types of sailors that compete annually. It is also often referred to as one of the friendliest yacht races in the UK and this comes in part to boats inviting new crew members onboard from their friends and family groups or offering a space to someone keen to experience this memorable day. The Round the Island Crew Search Forum can help owners and sailors connect, visit the event website.

Race Support

Supporting the competitors to prepare for the race is a high priority for the Race Team. On the website there are various useful guides and info pages plus Race Partner, B&G, have created a Race Support Programme which includes:

  • Race for All video interview series
  • Race day preparation blogs from experts
  • Planning and Strategy webinars
  • B&G Race Support Truck will be in the Official Shoreside Venue from Friday 14th June to answer any technical queries and help participants optimise their electronics setup before the race

Link here.

Official Race Collection

The Helly Hansen 2024 Race Collection incorporates some of the brand's favourite technical pieces for the marine and water sports industry, including a HP 1/2 Zip Pullover (made from recycled double-knit polyester), Tech T-shirt and Club Hoodie for both men and women with all garments featuring the Race logo. More information and order details are available on the event website.

RNLI Volunteer Crews are training for the Race

The RNLI has been named the Official Race Charity for 2024 in their 200th Anniversary year. All donations raised will go to these stations and specifically for the training of their volunteer crews. Over £2,900 has been raised so far. To donate please visit:

Membership of the Island Sailing Club

The Island Sailing Club would like to invite race competitors to become members and is offering an exclusive membership package. Please contact the ISC office to find out more.