The spectacular Round the Island Race continues to attract an extraordinarily eclectic mix of entries whether it be the boats or their owners (and sometimes both); enthusiastic mariners from all walks of life, and representing all levels of the sport and all age groups. All with an aim of winning the Gold Roman Bowl.
The Island Sailing Club, Cowes is delighted that Prince Michael of Kent GCVO, has been confirmed as the Race Starter for the 2016 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race on Saturday, 2nd July.
Prince Michael will join Race officials on the Royal Yacht Squadron platform to commence the spectacular starting sequence and fire the cannon signifying the first of eleven class starts at 0830.
Prince Michael is not competing in the Race and is visiting the Isle of Wight to carry out a number of official visits.
The organisers are delighted that the entries are currently (beginning of June) at 1,140.
(Information supplied by ISC Press Office.)