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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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.
I will definitely be booking a Clipper Events race day for my key clients. You can’t beat that joint commitment of mucking in with the most physically demanding tasks. I also loved being the one told what to do for…
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…
The whole event was a spectacular success for us as a business and for our personal enjoyment, rounded off with an enjoyable evening.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…