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The date for one of the world’s most iconic sailing races, Round the Island Race, has been confirmed for 2020.

Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, will take in the stunning coastline of the Isle of Wight on Saturday 30th May 2020. The event has been a firm fixture on the sailing calendar since 1931.

Each year thousands of competitors from across the world take part in the 50 nautical mile event.

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The official race village will once again be based at Cowes Parade, with live entertainment, a bar and local businesses showcasing.

Dave Atkinson, Island Sailing Club Event Director, said:

“The Island Sailing Club is delighted to confirm the date of next year’s Round the Island Race – which is earlier this year. The event has been a firm favourite in the sailing calendar for many, many years.

“We have some more exciting news to announce in the New Year – and we can’t wait. Round the Island 2020 is one not to miss – on and off the water!

“Vouchers are now available via the Race Website for anyone looking to purchase a gift and these can be redeemed against race entry fees.”

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For more details and how to register to take part in Round the Island Race 2020, visit


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Az-zahra Aziz
Az-zahra Aziz

As the Island erodes into the sea, getting smaller each year, the times should be getting faster each year.

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