Round the Island Race 2020
The worlds largest and most spectacular yacht race in the world with amateurs and professionals racing side by side. The race course, approximately 50nm, circumnavigates the Isle of Wight with the start and finish at Cowes. The race regularly attracts over 1,400 yachts and around 15,000 sailors.
The race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, was first held in 1931. The race has a fascinating history and has constantly evolved with new technology both on and off the water. The history can be found on the Island Sailing Club's website by following this link.
What is Go Sail offering:
We have entered our Jeanneau SunFast 3600 'Solis Ortus' into the 2020 Round the Isle of Wight race. You have the opportunity to race aboard Solis Ortus in the Round the Island race and to sail across the English Channel from Jersey to Cowes.
We have put together two packages for you to choose from for this adventure:
Sail from Jersey on Wednesday 27th May, departing in the evening, across the English Channel to Cowes. We will arrive Thursday afternoon and then have some down time before sailing exercises and race practise on Friday. On the Saturday we will race the 50nm course around the island. It is expected to be an early start due to the tides. Following the race we will moor up in Cowes and then head ashore to the Race Village. The Sunday will be a fairly relaxed morning followed by preparing for the sail back to Jersey we are aiming to set sail at 1600 and arrive in Jersey during the morning of 1st June.
Join us in the Solent Friday lunchtime, you can make your own way from Jersey or from elsewhere. From here take part in some practise on the Friday afternoon, race around the island on Saturday and then enjoy the race village. You are welcome to head home on the Saturday morning or stay with us until Sunday. If you wish to sail with us across the channel in one direction only then please let us know.
There is accommodation aboard Solis Ortus, however, if you do wish to book accommodation ashore please do let us know so that we can make available a berth aboard.
What experience is needed:
Prior to joining the round the island race you should have some previous racing experience, at least one yacht race and preferably aboard Solis Ortus. We have entered Solis Ortus into all of the yacht races in the local Jersey racing calendar so there is plenty of opportunity to gain experience prior to the event.
What is included:
What to bring:
We recommend that you bring the following list of items with you, please remember not to bring too much stuff with you as there is limited stowage space aboard and too much weight will slow us down!
A link to the official round the island web page can be found here. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
How to Get to Jersey:
Getting to Jersey is very easy and is less than 1hr away from UK airports. Please click here for more information on travelling to Jersey.
How to Get to Southampton:
Getting to Southampton is very easy and is less than 1hr away from UK airports, the rail network to Southampton is good.
Sign up to a membership and receive your Day Skipper course for only 57 points, this is approximately a 10% saving on the course price, use your remaining points on a Jersey Sailing experience aboard our racing yacht Solis Ortus or a cruise on our catamaran Farways. Crew membership subscriptions start from 100 points. With a practical Day Skipper certificate you can join our Family and Friends Membership.
Sail from Jersey to the UK or join us in the UK, race around the Isle of Wight, fly back to Jersey or sail back with us.
5 days with 4 nights aboard.
No previous experience required. But we are planning on racing. Training will be provided on the Friday.
Previous racing experience, ideally with Go-Sail.
16 years old (with accompanying adult)
Number of People Aboard
Skipper plus 8 crew. We have 5 berths aboard so late bookers will need to book accommodation on the Island.
*57 Points for Go-Sail.je Members (approx 10% saving)*
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