A terrific take-up of 365 boats in less than one month for the 85th edition of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race which takes place on Saturday 2 July. The ISC is offering ONE FREE ENTRY to this year’s Race.
The winner’s name will be drawn at random after Early Bird entries close on 13th February. Make sure you have your chance by entering now: rtir.me
The first entry was from Martin Thomas, from King’s Langley in Hertfordshire, entering INSEYANDRA with charter guests and entering for the Bavaria Trophy (IRC) and the John Franks Trophy (IRC).
Competing this year as a Classic Racing Yacht (ISCRS), is a Morgan North American 40, MONOTOMBI that was purchased in the Great Lakes in 2013 and sailed to the UK single handed in 2015 by her owner Andrew Rogers Pascoots. This intrepid yachtsman, now aged 52, has been a lifelong solo sailor and circumnavigated at the age of 22 on a Tartan 27.
JOKER, racing under IRC (AC) is a fully restored Quarter Ton Jezequel 116, originally built for Fred Imhoff. The boat has a distinctive orange hull and was the winner of the ISC Inshore series in 2015. Skippered by Ed White, he is joined by a fully Corinthian crew, all related.
The mighty LEOPARD is back on the 2016 Race start line to defend her Monohull record of 3 hours 43 minutes and 50 seconds set in 2013 by owner Mike Slade.
Unfortunately the RTI does not run on nostalgia. Interested in discussing title sponsorship of the Round the Island Race from 2017 onwards? Contact the Rear Commodore Sailing & Race Sponsorship Manager, Dave Atkinson at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)7889 790698.
The J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race is one of the largest participation sporting events in the UK after the London Marathon and the Great North and South Runs, with around 16,000 sailors taking part over the course of one day.
more info ….roundtheisland.org.uk