You can be part of the fun, excitement and magnificent spectacle that is the Round the Island Race. Crew spaces are available on our 72ft yachts in May 2020 (29/30/31).
Every year in June, over 16,000 sailors, from Olympic gold medallists and world champions to amateur crews and those trying their hand at racing for the first time, compete in this unique yacht race around the Isle of Wight.
The largest yacht race in the world, the Round the Island Race is a magnificent spectacle and one that you will never forget!
You can be part of the action. No experience is necessary as full training will be given.
First Class Sailing is entering a Challenge 72 yacht in the 2020 Race. Join us on 29/30/31 May. Starting from Portsmouth, there will be some training day on the Friday followed by the race on the Saturday.
Saturday night will be spent joining in the post-race festivities in Cowes and then Sunday allows for a leisurely sail back to Portsmouth.
Places are available on our yachts at £805. We include race entry fees, food on board, accommodation on board on Friday and Saturday nights, personal insurance, loan of waterproofs, safety equipment, mooring fees, fuel and gas. Supper on the Friday and Saturday night is not included leaving you to explore the options ashore.
You want to keep it pretty minimal. You should put it in a soft bag [not hard suitcase].
On board the Challengers you will be assigned your berth, which is a snug, comfortable pipe cot, and large cubby hole which holds one plastic box for your kit.
Berths are located in the aft Watch Cabins, which you will share with other crew members.
You only have a small space for personal kit; you will be allocated 1 plastic (curver) box with a dimension of 50cm long x 40cm wide x 27 cm high – about the size of a flight bag – and about the same space again for extra storage.