Don’t miss your chance to win a fabulous bundle of prizes worth more tha £4k collectively, including the latest kit from B&G and a subscription to your favourite sailing magazine!
The Competitors’ Competition comprises prizes given by Race Partners and the Island Sailing Club.
B&G ZEUS 3S
SAILING DISPLAY & CHARTPLOTTER
The new easy-to-use Zeus 3S comes with B&G’s unique sailing features built-in – making it simple to navigate, plot routes, add waypoints and view key sailing or racing data, at the touch of a button or screen.
MARATHON GPM WATCH
Ideally suited for the toughest sailing challenges, all Marathon watches are Swiss made and have guaranteed precision and durablility.
SKAGEN OFFSHORE SAILING JACKET
Men or Womens fit
A comfortable, durable and protective sailing jacket, designed with input from professional racers and built with innovative Ocean Bound recycled materials. Plus, five HH MIZU insulated water bottles ( RRP £33 each).
COWES YACHT HAVEN
FREE WEEKEND MOORING
RRP £105 each
Free mooring for a weekend (includes Friday and Saturday night) for a boat up to 45 foot LOA
10 ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
Worth £60 each
A year’s subscription to one of your favourite sailing magazines, either Sailing Today with Yachts & Yachting, or Classic Boat.
DINNER FOR 4
Worth £140 each
Dinner for four at the Island Sailing Club, valid for a year.
5 EMCT NEON BLUE CHILLY BOTTLES
RRP £20 each
Five neon blue Chilly bottles branded with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust logo – 24 hours cold, 12 hours hot, leakproof and eco-friendly
prize donated by the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.
How to enter
The competition is open to all skippers and crew members that are competing in the 2022 Round the Island Race. Your boat needs to be entered into the race before you can enter this competition.
To enter, just complete the details below and include your entry reference number (received with the online entry confirmation), or if you can’t find your number, just provide your boat name and sail number so the club can check your entry status.
Closing date : 1700 28th June 2022
Meanwhile Dame Ellen MacArthur is set to sail alongside young people supported by her cancer charity after confirming she will take part in this year’s Round the Island Race on Saturday 25th June.
The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust has been the official charity of the Round the Island Race since 2005, raising over £308,270 to date to help inspire young people aged 8-24 to believe in a brighter future living through and beyond cancer.
Ellen, who founded the Trust in 2003, is no stranger to Round the Island Race and last raced with a crew of young people in the iconic event in 2018.
This year, up to 30 young people, who have all previously sailed with the Trust after cancer treatment, will race the renowned 50nm course on five boats, bidding to get the 2022 Trust Round the Island bragging rights.
Ellen admits she can’t wait to be a part of it. She said: “I am really excited to be taking part in this year’s Round the Island Race and sailing with young people the Trust supports again. Every time I sail with the young people I am inspired by their positivity, desire to push themselves and their infectious sense of fun and adventure.
“Next year the Trust celebrates its 20th birthday, and it is truly wonderful to see the same positive impact on the young people today as we did back in 2003. The magic ingredients of the freedom of sailing, being with others who get what they’ve been through, and doing something new and exciting haven’t changed.
“The Round the Island Race is such an amazing event to be involved in, and for the young people to be at the centre of the action, enjoying the sights, the spectacle, and the racing, is an experience to remember. I hope everyone has a great race and see you on the start line!”
Cancer can have a significant impact on a young person’s mental wellbeing. For many young people, simply picking up where they left off before their diagnosis isn’t possible. That is why when treatment ends, the Trust work begins. Through sailing and outdoor adventure, young people have fun, gain a new sense of purpose and self-worth, rediscover independence, and feel optimism for the future. They realise what they are capable of again – physically, mentally, and socially – stop feeling like ‘the only one’ and can believe in a brighter future.
The Trust team, alongside other Race Partners, Marathon Watch, B&G and Helly Hansen, will be out in force in the Official Race Village at the Cowes Yacht Haven on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June, with games, crafts, and competitions for the whole family to enjoy.
To support the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust in this year’s Round the Island Race – simply text RACEFORALL to 70085 to donate £5 (texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message). Or find out more at ellenmacarthurcancertrust.org and @emctrust on social media.
GET RACE DAY READY WITH B&G WEBINARS
The legendary Mark Chisnell will be hosting two sessions running on the 14th and 16th June at 1900, where Mark will guide webinar viewers through his hints and tips for a successful race. See the event website www.roundtheisland.org.uk for details.
RACE WEATHER BRIEFING
The race weather briefing will take place with Penny Tranter at the Island Sailing Club on Friday 24th June at 1700, all competitors are welcome. Penny is a Met Office Advisor and provides weather forecasting for many sailing events including the Olympics, Paralympics and RORC Fastnet Races.
A selection of mementos of the race is available on the event website. These include a Limited Edition Round the Island Race Marathon Stopwatch and a capsule collection by Helly Hansen designed for the race.
Helly Hansen ambassador, Pip Hare, talks through what is the optimal kit to take on the race, to face the often changeable conditions.
Entries are still open until 1200 on Wednesday 22nd June, go to the event website for more information and to enter www.roundtheisland.org.uk. For all the latest news on social media @roundtheisland and #RoundTheIsland #RaceForAll.
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