Round the Island Race
30 June - 2 July 2017
The Round the Island Race is one of the world’s most famous yacht races.
It was first run in 1931 when there were just 25 yachts on the start line. Since then the popularity of the race has exploded with participants travelling from across the globe to take part in the race.
In 2017 for the 86th Race, you will have the opportunity to charter a Clipper 70, which will be the very last regatta before they set sail in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race.
This iconic race starts at sunrise from the Squadron Line on 1 July 2017, racing west en route to the Needles. Clipper Events will race in our very own class, Clipper Yacht Class, for the Vaphio Cup. The Clipper Yacht class was created in 2009 after event organisers the Island Sailing Club donated the Vaphio Cup to Clipper Events for its class. As we will have both the Clipper 68s and Clipper 70s on the start line, each yacht design will race under its IRC handicap.
After crossing the historic Royal Yacht Squadron Line you will have a breath taking view of the rest of the fleet as they wait for their starts with the sun climbing in the sky behind them.
Out at the head of the fleet on the south of the island, there’s another picture perfect moment in store as you look back to The Needles and watch as hundreds of yachts hoist a kaleidoscopic range of multi-coloured spinnakers.
The yachts create a huge visual impact on the start line, providing a perfect branding platform and lasting impression on clients or employees on board. Whether you’re using the event to get close to customers, build teams or train leaders, competing in the Round the Island Race is an effective way of developing business relationships while enjoying an exhilarating and memorable day out of the office.
We offer a three-day campaign, with a full day of training and accommodation on board the yachts in Cowes before an early start for the race the following day.
After the race you will have time to enjoy the Race Village and the atmosphere in Cowes. Guests join the yachts for the Round the Island Race on the 30 June, with the race on the 1 July. The weekend finishes back in Portsmouth at Sunday lunchtime with plenty of time to get home.
Clipper Events invites teams of novice and experienced sailors alike to join us in the 2017 Round the Island Race.
Prices based on twelve guests per boat, whole boat bookings apply and all prices exclude VAT.
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The Clipper Race team were very helpful and informative. The overall feedback from all those that participated on the day was very positive and all enquired about next year! Finally the Nautica watches were very well received by the winning…
Thank you for a very well received two days last week. The event completely achieved what it set out to do, and I have to say, I think it was our most successful event so far. I was very impressed…
An excellent weekend of sailing was provided by Clipper Events for us and our guests. The yachts performed very well in challenging conditions, under the expert guidance of the skipper and crew. A top weekend was had by all, which…
Without doubt yesterday was one of the best corporate days I have done. Totally exhilarating, great weather, great crew and overall a fantastic day which will be remembered for a long time I’m sure.
I can whole-heartedly recommend Clipper Events as one of the best corporate sailing firms I have experienced. Their round the world fleet makes for a unique and thrilling sailing experience. The yachts are perfect for team-building for both experienced and…
Any team requiring motivation or having difficulties bonding would benefit from a day like today, as everyone needs to know when to assert themselves or when to simply stand back and let others take the helm.
We were all amazed at the extent to which the exhilaration of racing and the level of teamwork required had bonded us. Even more impressive was the fact that, after mere hours of instruction, a group of people with very…
In twenty years of sailing, the experience I had yesterday was up there in the top ten of fantastic sailing days that I can possibly remember.
Yes it was a fantastic day out! Good group of clients, everybody joined in and all seemed to enjoy themselves! The Clipper team were great too, well organised, good venue, breakfast, briefings, lunch, etc and of course the boat was…
The whole event was a spectacular success for us as a business and for our personal enjoyment, rounded off with an enjoyable evening.