Round the Island Race
6-8 July 2018
THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED FOR 2018. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST FOR 2019 EMIL HERE
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.
This iconic race starts at sunrise from the Squadron Line on 7 July 2018, 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.
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 6 July for a training day, with the race starting early on the 7 July. The weekend finishes back in Portsmouth Sunday 8th July around 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 calibre of staff both on and off the water is very high. The skipper and mates are always enthusiastic and professional. A level of professionalism that is hard to find elsewhere in the sailing industry. With the size of…
The whole event was a spectacular success for us as a business and for our personal enjoyment, rounded off with an enjoyable evening.
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…
Taking a whole yacht in this year’s event made for an excellent team building exercise for all. Net Evidence believes that the quality of the relationships formed and reinforced more than justified the costs. In comparison to holding a trade…
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.
Utterly brilliant and quite the best corporate day (or otherwise) I have enjoyed in years. I would strongly and unreservedly recommend anybody that is offered an opportunity to sail on these incredible yachts to jump at the chance.
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…
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…
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…
A great corporate day on the water with a very efficient ground crew both before and on the day of the event, together with a thoroughly friendly and professional crew. A really superb day was had by all staff and…