Round the Island Race

This race around the Isle of Wight is for over 18s keen on doing more serious racing. This was the first, and is still, one of our most popular Return Trips.

An iconic global event

Be part of one of the world’s biggest sailing races. Over 1,400 boats and 15,000 sailors take part in this one-day 60-mile race around the Isle of Wight every year, including some famous faces from the world's of sailing, sport and entertainment.

It can be a long day, and is a serious race, which frequently throws up the full range of conditions and sailing challenges. Be prepared for everything!

But there’s a party atmosphere on and off the water with up to 4 Trust boats taking part in the 2023 race.

2023 trip date

Over 18s
Wednesday 28 June - Sunday 02 July.

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"The new skills, seeing old friends and meeting new ones, taking part in the race, the staff, all these things will stay with me forever." - Bhavan

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