, 2022-06-23 02:59:49,
Don’t miss any of the action from the Round the Island Race 2022 with this spectator’s guide. We outline the various ways you can keep up to date with the race from shoreside or from home
The Round the Island Race is one of the most popular sailing races in the world, regularly seeing thousands of boats taking part. Not only that, but it is one of the few occasions in sport that manages to bring such a diverse range of entrants together to compete with one another as will once again be the case for the Round the Island Race 2022.
This year the Round the Island race celebrates its 90th anniversary. What began as a race for 25 starters in 1931 has grown and grown to a peak of over 1,800 competitors. For many sailors, the Round the Island Race is a once-a year, not-to-be-missed jolly on a summer’s day. For others it is a battle of wits over a complex course, involving changing currents, unpredictable breezes and idiosyncratic tides.
Many competing will be big names in the sport with Olympians and offshore legends regularly taking part. As such, the Round the Island Race does represent something of a unique days sailing, offering the chance to directly test yourself against sailing heroes.
As with much of the sporting calendar the Round the Island Race has been seriously affected by Covid in the last few years and the Round the Island Race 2022 is the first proper return of the race in its usual late-June time slot.
When does the Round the Island Race 2022 start?
With so many boats taking part it would be all but impossible to get everyone underway in one go, so Round the Island Race competitors are split into fleets of vessels with similar performance levels.
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