RORC Race Around the Isle of Wight
Race the Wight
The first race since the start of Covid-19 in the UK will be the RORC Race Around the Isle of Wight on Saturday 1st August. The race will replace the originally scheduled Channel Race and is open to COVID-19 compliant crews following Government regulations in both the Two-Handed and family/same-household classes.
RORC Racing Manager Chris Stone comments:
It’s been extremely difficult to know what changes to racing will allow us to go back to our original programme. Taking into consideration the current regulations and social distancing measures. Plus the need to protect the integrity of the season pointscore. It’s our belief that the Channel Race may be a little too early to allow fully crewed racing and would potentially be difficult with regulations not permitting overnight racing. We therefore think a race around the Isle of Wight (for those who can), is a great compromise as crews can enjoy a distance race with an offshore element whilst still remaining close to the Solent.
Race Around the Isle of Wight Course
The fleet will race anti-clockwise, heading westwards towards Yarmouth. Leaving the Solent and rounding the famous Needles Lighthouse. Making their way along the south-west coast of the Island to St. Catherine’s Point. The fleet will be crossing Sandown Bay to round the Bembridge Ledge. The fleet then makes its way either side of No Man’s Land Fort. Across Osborne Bay to the finish line back at Cowes.
The Notice of Race is available HERE.
Volvo 70 Telefonica Black was available for the original RORC Channel Race but we have cancelled availability.