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, making it 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.
Both amateurs and serious sailors take part in the Round the Island event, experiencing 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!
Get all the latest news about the Round the Island Race from the J.P.Morgan website: www.roundtheisland.org.uk.
- Suitable for amateurs & serious sailors
- Our Sunsail Match First 40 Yachts have their own class
- Full boat packages or individual places available
Sunsail Events have the largest matched fleet of yachts in the world, ensuring that no-one has an unfair advantage in the Round the Island Race.
The only way to ensure you will win is to work as a team and use your sailing ability to get more out of your boat than your fellow competitors.
Drawn by Farr Yacht Design, the Sunsail Match First 40 by Beneteau is a thoroughbred cruiser/ racer, adaptable for both, to suit the sailors needs. The interior is modern, spacious and comfortable.
Be part of the action at the largest yacht race of its kind in the world. The JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race is perhaps the most coveted and certainly one of the largest multi-class regattas in the world and is the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK. It has rapidly grown in popularity over the years amongst amateur and serious sailors alike. Sail with Sunsail in our identical fleet of Sunsail First Match 40s entered into their own exclusive racing class.
- Hire of a Sunsail Match First 40 from 0900 hrs on Friday to 1700 hrs on Sunday
- Overnight marina berths in Cowes Yacht Haven on Friday and Saturday evenings
- Race entry fees into the Sunsail Match First 40 class
- Shore based support from the Sunsail team for the duration of the event
- Yacht coded and equipped to sail with 12 people
- Yacht engine hours & wet weather gear
Price on enquiry
Hiring a Sunsail Skipper
Sunsail skippers can be hired for £240 per day including VAT and 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 twelve people).
Sunsail offers a full corporate branding service to attract attention and advertise your business at one of the largest regattas of the summer. There's lots of options, whether it’s 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. Please contact us for more details on 02392 222 221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunsail Events Team: 023 9222 2221
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Reception for delayed arrival: 023 9222 2336 (Within base opening hours)
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Sunsail Events Team
The Sunsail Hospitality and Events office is open from 0900 to 1730 Monday to Friday all year round.
Sunsail Reception and Base
The Sunsail base is open from 0800 to 2000 Monday to Thursdays, 0800 to 2100 Fridays, 0800 to 1000 Saturdays, and 1500 – 2100 Sundays when an event is running.
Round the Island race this year was a lovely warm summers day but unfortunately, this didn't make great sailing weather as there was absolutely no wind. Out of 1584 entries in total, there was a huge 788 boats that retired. In our Sunsail class however, they mostly managed it, with only 2 boats retiring half way - a good effort! There were no records broken this year, our 1st position boat managed a time of 11hrs10mins39secs, but overall a great day was had sunbathing round the back of the island.