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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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…
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…
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.
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…
I know we come to expect a very smooth delivery from Clipper Events by now but you completely surpassed all expectations! Thank you so much from all of us, the slickness and quality of everything was noted by many guests…
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.
An amazing weekend of sailing. Great skipper and crew. I will be recommending this to all at BNP. A great way to bring our team from across Europe together. Very memorable, very exciting.
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…
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 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…