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Would you like to be part of one of the largest yacht races in the world?  The iconic annual Round The Island race from Cowes in the Solent takes place on Saturday 1st July. The yachts race anticlockwise around around the Isle of Wight, over 50 miles, starting at Cowes on Saturday morning.  Up to 10 guests aboard sailing boat Katabatic for the event with the option of 8 guests sleeping onboard on Friday 30 June and Saturday 1 July. Participation in sailing the yacht is encouraged and you can be involved to whatever degree you’re comfortable with.

4 double cabins available with 2 heads and large saloon.  Shared cabin price £725 and individuals £350.  Race day only (excluding accommodation) £280.

No previous experience is necessary, in fact this is the perfect opportunity for those new to sailing as we are a cruising yacht with traditional sail plan.

Your Round the Island Yacht Race Event includes:-


Fully Catered (breakfast, two course lunches and dinners)

Professional Skipper and First Mate

Mooring fees at Haslar Marina, Gosport PO12 1NU on Friday and Saturday

Accommodation aboard Katabatic (shared cabin) if selected


Safety Equipment

Race Entry Fees

Racing Insurance

A selection of sizes of wet weather gear available


Katabatic on the way to Cowes in a Force 6


The boats cross the start line from Cowes from 06.30 in different groups.  Leaving from Haslar Marina will be confirmed when we know our start time but expect an early time (it could be before 5am)

Contact Anton for further details.