Hamble-based Royal Southern Yacht Club has been granted the exclusive right by the Island Sailing Club (ISC) to be the mainland HUB Club for this year’s Round the Island Race, the last under J.P. Morgan’s 12-year title sponsorship.
The Royal Southern, which also acted as a South Coast HUB in 2015, will be showing the Race EventTV feed throughout the weekend (Friday 1st-Sunday 3rd July 2016) that includes Friday evening’s live coverage of the Raymarine Weather Brief, live coverage of Saturday’s starts, competitor notices/information and the ISC’s full classified results service. This Club will also host Race-related social functions during the weekend.
ISC will also provide the staffing and the infrastructure to allow competitors to come to the Royal Southern Yacht Club to declare and collect their Tankards. These facilities are not available anywhere else other than at the Island Sailing Club which runs the Race out of their Cowes Clubhouse.