image of The Castle, Cowes IOW home of the Royal Yacht Squadron
The Castle, Cowes IOW home of the Royal Yacht Squadron

 

The Round The Island 2018 winner is Solent based husband and wife team sailing a 1972 Contessa 26 with a handicap of  0.771.  High Potential finished at 18:31.33 with an elapsed time of 11:01.33  hours and a corrected time of 8:30.03

 

image of photo credit Paul Wyeth/Round The Island 2018 winner High Potential
photo credit Paul Wyeth/Round The Island 2018 winner High Potential

 

Line honours go to the sole foiling trimaran Concise Fling finally crossing the Cowes finishing line at 3.14 pm, an elapsed time of 8 hours, 34 minutes and 9 seconds against a record of 2:22:23 set last year by Ned Collier Wakefield who was helming again today.

 

image of photo credit Paul Wyeth/Round The Island Race 2018 Concise Fling
photo credit Paul Wyeth/Round The Island Race 2018 Concise Fling

 

Overall winner of the Gold Roman Bowl, announced at 8.30 pm Saturday, was Lymington based Ross Applebey’s High Potential sailed with his wife Sarah, and friends in the IRC Division 3D.

 

image of photo credit Paul Wyeth/ Round The Island Race 2018 at the Needles in light airs
photo credit Paul Wyeth/ Round The Island Race 2018 at the Needles in light airs

The light winds will ensure no records are broken today.

 

image of photo credit Paul Wyeth/Round The Island 2018. Crews have a long day ahead of them.
photo credit Paul Wyeth/Round The Island 2018. Crews have a long day ahead of them.

 

 

image of photo credit Paul Wyeth/Round The Island 2018 Lots of concentration required
photo credit Paul Wyeth/Round The Island 2018 Lots of concentration required

 

 

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photo credit Paul Wyeth/Round the Island Race. Calm airs

 

A total of 1204 yachts have entered according to race organisers Island Sailing Club for the Round The Island Race 2018

 

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Calm airs at Cowes

The Cowes, Isle of Wight based club has organises this historic event each year and with light airs forecast this year is unlikely to shatter any records.

 

image of Paul Wyeth/ Round The Island Race 2018. Island Sailing Club Cowes
photo credit Paul Wyeth/ Round The Island Race 2018. Island Sailing Club Cowes

 

In 2013 Mike Slade  set the monohull record, for the westwards 50.1 nautical mile, circumnavigation of 3 hours, 43 minutes and 50 seconds.

 

image of Paul Wyeth/ Round The Island Race 2018. Organisers Cloudy Bay hospitality tent
photo credit Paul Wyeth/ Round The Island Race 2018. Organisers Cloudy Bay hospitality tent

The boats were started, in 11 classes from 6.30 am, by Dame Ellen MacArthur firing the gun from the Royal Yacht Squadron platform

 

image of photo credit Paul Wyeth/Round The Island 2018. Raymarine co sponsor the race
photo credit Paul Wyeth/Round The Island 2018. Raymarine co sponsor the race

 

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