Round the Island Race

Round the Island Race

The  Round the Island Race is an annual event where you sail around the Isle of Wight. It is one of the biggest yacht races around and attracts competitors from Europe, the USA and all over the UK. Starting and finishing in Cowes, Isle of Wight you will race West around the Island passing famous landmarks such as the Needles and St. Catherine’s Point.

Whether you are new to racing or a seasoned crew member, the Round the Island race ticks all the boxes. Racing alongside over a thousand other yachts is an exhilarating experience and makes for many stories.

Jolly Parrot sailing are offering the complete package. You will start this exciting weekend with a training day on the Friday where you will get the opportunity to become familiar with the rest of your crew, your yacht and skipper. After safety briefs have taken place you will head out for a day of training, coaching  and bonding with your fellow crew in the Solent.

Saturday begins with a prompt start ready for a busy day of racing. You will get the opportunity to be an active member of a functioning race crew on board one of a fleet of 20 matched Beneteau Oceanis 37 Yachts. Following our exciting day of racing you will head into Cowes, the mecca for UK Yacht racing where there is fantastic“après-sail” entertainment laid on to celebrate the day.

On Sunday you will prepare the boat and take a leisurely cruise back from Cowes to Hamble.

Joining Instructions for Round The Island Race 2020.

2020 Round the Island Program:

Race Training

Friday 25th September 2020

Race Day

Saturday 26th September 2020

Cruise Back

Sunday 27th September 2020

2021 Round the Island Program:

Race Training

Friday 2nd July 2021

Race Day 

Saturday 3rd July 2021

Cruise Back

Sunday 4th July 2021

Whats Included?

  • Professional Skipper
  • Training
  • Team Jolly shirts
  • Accommodation on board (maybe shared)
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks 
  • Race entry
  • Safety kit
  • Fun!

What's not included?

  • Personal insurance
  • Expenses ashore

Event Price: £599

We're also running a couple of other UK based adventures that might tickle your fancy.  Check out our West Country Cruise and our Cross Channel Adventure.

How to book:

It's easy! Scroll down and click on book, confirm that this is the event you want and then complete your details on our secure online booking system.  A 25% deposit is all that's needed, with the balance payable 30 days before your event starts. 

Book online now:

Have a Question?

If you have any questions please email us or call on 07925 784407 or see our Frequently Asked Questions.