Race Overview

We are now FULLY BOOKED for Round the Island Race 2024. However, if you would still like to join us for an incredible yacht racing experience, please check out the below alternatives for 2024:

RORC Cervantes Trophy 2024
RORC Morgan Cup 2024
RORC Cowes-Dinard-St Malo 2024
The Knox Johnston Cup 2024

Alternatively, you can join our waitlist and if any spaces become available, we will contact you.

The annual Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is a one day yacht race around the Isle of Wight, situated off the South Coast of England. The race regularly attracts more than 1,400 boats and around 15,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world and one of the biggest mass participation sports events in the UK. This is a bucket list race for any sailor.

  • Rounding the infamous Needles landmark
  • Crossing the start line with hundreds of other yachts
  • Feel the unforgettable on the water carnival feeling
  • Taming the sometimes fluky winds


  • RTI Race Entry
  • Clipper 68s available
  • Training day
  • On board catering
  • Friday night dinner in Cowes
  • On the water photo package
  • Musto Team Kit
  • On board accommodation


What’s Included

This event includes the following items. If you would like further clarity on event inclusions please contact us.

  • Race entry fees
  • Professional Race Skipper and First and Second Mates, berthing and insurance
  • Branded Musto technical team top keep, and use of Musto BR2 offshore jacket and salopettes
  • All coded on board safety equipment including lifejacket
  • Food and soft drinks whilst on board participating in practical events, plus additional hospitality events outlined above


Please note this itinerary is indicative and correct at the time of posting and liable to change at any moment. If you have any questions surrounding the event and listed itinerary do get in touch with a member of the team.

Breakfast shoreside followed by sail training to include tacking, gybing, tactics and sail hoists.
Practice races, sundowners and dinner shoreside and stay on board.
Early start, breakfast on board, ISC Round the Island Race.
Shoreside evening to enjoy the highlights of Cowes and RTIR Race Village.
Breakfast on board, leisurely sail back to Clipper Events HQ


Who Can Enter

In order to take part in some sailing race events additional training and qualification events may need to be completed. Please make sure you meet the criteria listed within this section or contact the team for further information.

  • The Round the Island Race is open to all over 18s.
  • Previous sailing experience is not required.
  • This event is open to corporate teams or teams of friends looking for an unforgettable experience.