Round the Island Race 2022

25th June 2022

The Round the Island Race is one of the most exciting and unique events on the annual sailing calendar. Attracting around 1,700 yachts and 16,000 sailors, it’s one of the largest multi-class regattas in the world.

Competitors come from all over the UK and Europe to take part in the 50 nautical mile course around the Isle of Wight.

Both amateurs and professional sailors take part, giving everyone a taste of competitive racing at its best. Choose from a full boat package or join a yacht as crew for the experience of a lifetime on this truly unique event.


Be part of the action at the largest yacht race of its kind in the world. The Round the Island Race is perhaps the most coveted and certainly one of the largest multi-class regattas in the world.  

It has rapidly grown in popularity over the years among all types of sailors. Sail with Sunsail in our own exclusive racing class.

Charter includes:
  • Hire of our new Sunsail 41.0 yacht 
  • Overnight marina berths in Cowes Yacht Haven on Friday and Saturday evenings
  • Race entry fees into the Sunsail Class
  • Shore-based support from the Sunsail team for the duration of the event
  • Sunsail 41.0 coded and equipped to sail with 10 people 
  • Yacht engine hours & wet weather gear


Full 3-Day Charter on Sunsail 41.0 – £4220 (Inc VAT)

Optional extras

Hiring a Sunsail skipper and/or first mate

Sunsail skippers can be hired for £300 per day including VAT plus out of pocket expenses. The skipper will be resident on board your yacht for the duration of the event meaning that you will be limited to six crew members sleeping on board (yachts are coded and equipped to sail with a maximum of ten people).

You can also hire a Sunsail first mate to help inexperienced crews to gain that competitive edge. They are priced at £240 per day including VAT.


Sunsail offers a full corporate branding service to attract attention and advertise your business at one of the largest regattas of the summer. There are lots of options, whether hull logos, branded spinnaker or crew clothing to sharpen your team’s image. Plant your corporate identity in everyone’s mind by being big, bold and bright on the water. 

Book early to secure a new Sunsail 41.0  

In 2020, Sunsail welcomed 10 new Jeanneau racing yachts to its UK fleet. The brand new Sunsail 41.0 is a cutting edge Performance Cruiser/Racer that combines incredible sailing performance with a revolutionary deck and interior design that is unparalleled in the sailing market, and is already a winner of multiple awards and positive test sail reviews. These specially modified yachts are available on a first come, first serve basis. 

  • New for 2020
  • Matched fleet with nine berths, spacious interior and twin helm
  • Unrivalled racing experience
  • Cutting edge design
  • Twin wheel steering for easy handling
  • Competitively priced 
Explore the new Sunsail 41.0

How to book 

For more details or to book, please email Terry Hunt at [email protected] or call 02394 350505.

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