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Get Race Ready with B&G

Author: Jo Bowden   Date: 18:11 Saturday 11 Jun 2022

On Saturday 25th June, the cannon at the Royal Yacht Squadron will be fired to herald the start of the 91th edition of the world-famous Round the Island Race. It's set to be a fantastic weekend both on and off the water, with thousands of competitors enjoying the challenge of the race and a beer or two in the Official Race Village in the Cowes Yacht Haven.


With years of experience under his belt, legendary Mark Chisnell will be guiding us through how to get race day ready for Round the Island Race 2022, with two sessions available, one focused on the basics and the second for more seasoned racers.

1900 on Tuesday 14 June
Race Day Ready with B&G: The Basics
Hosted by Mark Chisnell

Preparation is the key to an enjoyable day on the water, as well as a good race result. Mark guides you though everything you need to know, from what you need on board, sailing instructions and notice of race, rules, charting, and getting the most out of your electronics. B&G experts will also be on hand to answer any questions you have in this not to be missed webinar.

1900 on Thursday 16 June
Race Day Ready with B&G: Advanced
Hosted by Mark Chisnell

Mark will ensure you get the most out of your electronics for a successful and enjoyable race - talking us through calibration, start lines, wind shifts, tides and more. B&G experts will also be on hand to answer any questions you have and ensure you are prepared for a fantastic race!

Tune into the webinars by visiting:


We know many of you like to use the tracking system to compare your performance in the race with other boats of the same type - whether you're sailing a Farr 52 or a Hunter Impala! So, by popular demand the Race Tech Team have upgraded the Race Viewer with a new 'Compete & Compare' feature that gives everyone one-click access to the tracks of all the boats that match theirs (class or design type). And best of all, this will all work LIVE while taking part or following the race! The Race Viewer will be available from next week; see the tracking page for more details.


We're delighted to invite all competitors (crew members, skippers and boat owners) to take part in our Competitors' Competition. Our Race Partners and the Island Sailing Club have kindly given a selection of fantastic prizes for you to win, with the prize pot worth over £4,400! Prizes include:

  • B&G easy-to-use Zeus 3S chartplotter (RRP £2,830)
  • GPM Marathon Watch (RRP £370)
  • Helly Hansen Skagen Offshore Sailing Jacket (RRP £325)

For more information and to enter, visit the event website. Competition only open to 2022 race competitors and closes on 28 June 2022.


We would like to welcome you and your crew to enjoy time before and after the race at the 'Round the Island Race Village' in Cowes Yacht Haven and at the Island Sailing Club, which is open for all race competitors throughout the weekend. Full details are featured in the Sailing Instructions which will be available from 15 June on the event website.