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Round the Island Race 2021

Congratulations to all of the Arcona Yacht owners who participated in the Round the Island Race on 3rd July 2021. It was wonderful to see this event back and with nearly 1,200 boats and 7,000 sailors competing, this race is being tipped as the biggest mass participation event to be staged since the UK’s first lockdown a year ago.

One of the unique attractions of the race is its even-handedness and the opportunity for amateurs, families and club sailors of all ages to compete on the same racecourse with Olympic and World champion sailors.

David Atkinson, Race Director said: “We’ve had every type of conditions possible; light winds, no wind, rain, fog, mist and the sun, all of which makes the race an exciting challenge. That said, reports coming in from competitors indicate they’ve had a fantastic time on the water and have thoroughly enjoyed the day.”

Peter Cunningham’s MOD70 PowerPlay was the first to finish the race with a time of 4hrs 11mins 01secs. A light start to the race prevented any chance of beating the race record, which was set by PowerPlay, as Concise 10 in 2017 (2hrs 22mins and 23 secs). PowerPlay finished this year’s race ahead of the ULTIM Actual and the 32m trimaran IDEC.

“Fantastic, unbelievable!” commented Peter Cunningham. “The teamwork was absolutely flawless, especially tacking in the light winds to get out of the Solent. The sail changes worked really, really well all the way around. Another cold race but we are absolutely delighted to come home first in this great race!”

2021 Results for Arcona Yachts.

Boat name Boat type Division Overall Group Pos
NIAN Arcona 340 ISC Rating System Division 4B 498 89 32
ARCSINE Arcona 370 IRC Division 2B 114 23 12
COLA’S ARC Arcona 380 IRC Division 1C 256 39 17
TIAKI Arcona 410 IRC Division 1B 282 54 12
EDELWEISS 2 Arcona 430 ISC Rating System Division 4A 471 75 32

Photo of Arcona 410, Tiaki. Photo by: Paul Wyeth – pwpictures.com

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