The iconic one-day yacht racing extravangaza, the Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club (ISC) in Cowes, has announced that Early Bird entries for the 2017 race, being held on Saturday 1st July, are now open.
In tandem, the Notice of Race has been published online on the 2017 race website. Early Bird entries will close at midnight on Saturday 18th February when the Standard entry fee kicks in.
Further details are available here.
This most famous of yacht races annually attracts in the region of 1,500 competing yachts and upwards of 12,000 sailors from around the globe. Last year saw the departure of title sponsor J.P. Morgan Asset Management after twelve fruitful years, and organisers are delighted to shortly be announcing the Round the Island Race as the flagship sailing event for a new Presenting Race Partner.
Meanwhile, Raymarine has signed a new three-year deal as the Race Technical Partner and the ISC also confirms that the official race charity will continue being the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust for a further year.
Heading up the Race Management team, ISC Sailing Flag Officer Dave Atkinson commented on the ISC’s hope that competitors will continue supporting the Round the Island Race and that the Race will attract even more first timers this year.
“Whatever the outcome of our sponsorship discussions, we will be running an expertly managed race on 1st July and are looking forward to keeping the RTI flag flying high, so please do sign up for what promises to be another spectacular race.”
Round the Island Race 2017 Enter for the race online
Welcome to our secure Online Entry system for the Round the Island Race! The entry process is very simple but it will help you (and save you time) if you read these instructions and the Notice of Race carefully to make sure that you have all the required information available before you start.
The online entry form is divided into five sections. Required fields in the form will be denoted by a red asterisk (*). All sections must be fully completed for your online entry to be valid so please use the checklist below to ensure that you have all of the following information available before you continue:
Section 1 – Entrant Information
- Entrant’s name, address, contact details
Section 2 – Boat Information
- Basic boat details (name, sail number, design type etc)
- Entry details (class, special trophy eligibility)
- Race mobile phone number
- Tankard preference (posted, collect ashore or no tankard)
Section 2b – Measurements
ISC Rating System boats must complete this section, irrespective of whether or not they have previously raced under ISCRS. Complete details of all the information required is included in a description of the ISC Rating System that you’ll find on our ISC Rating System page. We recommend that you read this carefully prior to starting your online entry to ensure that you have all of the necessary information to hand – which will include:
- Hull length, beam, weight, draft
- Keel, engine, prop and ballast configuration
- Full sailplan measurements, where possible
Sections 3 to 5 – Personal details and payment
- Information for the media about the skipper, boat and crew
- Credit or debit card details
The entire entry process is handled by our secure server to ensure that all of your details are completely confidential when transmitted over the internet.
When you click on the link below to start, a new secure window will open into which you will enter all of your information. The current window (the one that you are looking at now) will remain so that you can return to view the Notice of Race if necessary while you are making your entry.
If you entered the race last year and would like to save time (and your fingers) by pre-loading your entry form with last year’s details, then rather than clicking on the button below please use the individual link that you received from us by email in January. If you can’t find your link please call the office on 01983 296621.
more info ….. roundtheisland.org.uk