Sailors compete for Round the Island Race glory

By Ross Findon

Saturday, June 21, 2014

 

Sailors compete for Round the Island Race glory

Sunrise on Round the Island Race day on the Isle of Wight. Picture courtesy of Gabriella Southwell.

MORE than 1,580 boats are due to compete in today's (Saturday) Round the Island Race.

The annual event will start at 6.30am when broadcaster and Question Time presenter David Dimbleby fires the first starting gun, outside the Royal Yacht Squadron.

He will then take part in the racing on board a Farr 65, sail no. GBR8652R

Winds are expected to be light, with race control describing conditions in the Solent "as flat as a mill pond" at 6am.

Isle of Wight County Press reporter Martin Neville will be on the water this morning and depending on conditions will update via @iwcponline.

You can follow the action from the day's racing via the live blog:
 

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by Yvonne Carter

22nd June 2014, at 21:42:51

Not appropriate

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by David Blackford

21st June 2014, at 07:44:36

Not much wind?
The skipper's name was Carter, my God he was a far*er
When the wind wouldn't blow and the boat wouldn't go
Carter the far*er would start her

The old ones are the best

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