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Round the Island Race 2020 date announced

Author: Jo Bowden   Date: 11:30 Saturday 14 Dec 2019

The date for the 2020 edition of Britain’s most famous sailing race has been confirmed as 30 May 2020, with entries open from 3 January 2020 (#RIR20). Organised by The Island Sailing Club, Round the Island Race has been a firm fixture on the global sailing calendar since 1931, covering over 50 nautical miles around the breath-taking Isle of Wight coastline.

This year, organisers are offering Gift Vouchers for the race which are redeemable against the race entry fee, the perfect last-minute Christmas gift for a skipper. The vouchers, in printed or electronic form, are available to purchase online at

Dave Atkinson, Island Sailing Club Event Director said:

“The Island Sailing Club is delighted to confirm the date of next year’s Round the Island Race, which is a couple of weeks earlier than usual to accommodate tidal conditions.

The event has been a firm favourite in the sailing calendar for many years and we have lots of exciting news to share in the New Year.  Round the Island 2020 is one not to miss – both on and off the water!”