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ENTRIES FOR ROUND THE ISLAND RACE PICK UP

DRAMATIC 81ST ROUND THE ISLAND RACE 2012The Race entries team at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes, organisers of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, have witnessed a flurry of activity since the clocks changed.

The nod towards summer has encouraged an increase in momentum as entries are nearing the 800 mark for the annual race, due to take place in june.

Standard entries close at midnight on Saturday 13th June – entries can be submitted at http://www.rtir.me/entries.

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The world’s largest fleet of matched ocean racers will make its debut on the start line of this 84th Round the Island Race. This is the eleventh time that Clipper Events has entered the Race and 2015 will see sixteen boats, including their newest fleet of twelve Clipper 70ft Ocean Racers, competing with members of the J.P. Morgan Sailing Club crewing.

Ian Speirs, Executive Director at the Corporate Investment Bank, and Commodore of the J.P. Morgan London Sailing Club, says:

“With the impressive size of boats Clipper Events offers, it is easy to spot the other entries on the water, which adds an extra level of competitiveness.”

The Official Clothing Partner to the Race, Henri Lloyd, is also chartering one of the Clipper 68s to do the Race with some employees, Privilege Club members and competition winners on board.

The Island Sailing Club is grateful for the continued support of the Race Title Sponsor, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and the Race Partners: Dream Yacht Charter, Haven Knox-Johnston, Henri Lloyd, Old Pulteney, Raymarine, Volvo Car UK.

Featured photograph: Thierry Martinez/Sea&Co

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