The 91st edition of the Island Sailing Club’s Round the Island Race started with a bang from the Royal Yacht Squadron’s starting cannons at 0800 on 25 June 2022 with over 1,100 boats competing in the 50 nautical mile race around the Isle of Wight.
Dave Atkinson, race director said: “The race started under perfect race conditions with a south westerly 15-knot breeze. The Class 0 yachts headed down the Solent to the west and showed some close racing. It was a fantastic sight to watch the huge fleet of all types of boat, families and professionals, following at ten-minute intervals.”
It was great to see recently handed over Arcona 385, Tarka, participate in her first Round the Island Race. Congrats to Arcona 380, Cola’s Arc and Arcona 410, Tiaki on a superb race too.
SE Yachts Director, Simon Rosier, was racing on board Contessa 26, ‘High Potential’ with Sarah Applebey, Ross Applebey and John Danby. They finished 1st in Class, 1st in Group 3, 8th overall and were the first non planing boat, beaten only by Fast 40s and Cape 31s!
Congratulations to the owners and crew of High Potential and all of the participants.
The Island Sailing Club’s Round the Island Race is one of SE Yachts’ favourite annual events, with a great mix of competitive racing and a fun social element too. Watch the highlights here:
See you on 1st July 2023!
Photo with thanks to Paul Wyeth.