2014's Race is held on Saturday 21st June. The first start is scheduled for 0630.
The 2014 Event is J.P. Morgan Asset Management's 10th year as Title Sponsor and the 83rd edition of this iconic yacht race.
The Island Sailing Club is grateful for the continued support of the Race Title Sponsor, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and the Race Partners for 2014: Dream Yacht Charter, Haven Knox-Johnston, Henri Lloyd, Nautica Watches, Old Pulteney Whisky, Raymarine, Red Funnel, Volvo Car UK.
The 2014 Race strapline is 'A Race for All'. If you tweet Race news using the hashtag #raceforall, J.P. Morgan will donate £1 to the Official Race Charity, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.
The Round the Island Race was first established in 1931.
2011 marked the 80th Anniversary of this great race.
The 50 nautical mile westabout Race starts and finishes in Cowes, Isle of Wight, the centre of British yachting.
The first race in 1931 had just 25 entrants. The top trophy awarded - as now - was the coveted Gold Roman Bowl, a replica of a Roman bowl dredged up from the River Thames.
The Race is an all-encompassing event that caters for and embraces first timers, families, amateurs and professionals competing at the highest level.
The J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race is the 4th largest participation sporting event in the UK after the London Marathon and the Great North and South Runs, with around 16,000 sailors taking part over the course of one day.
2010's Race had 1,754 entries and 1,607 finished the Race. This is the highest ever recorded number of finishers in the history of the Race.
Over the event's nine years of sponsorship by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, more than £600,000 has been raised for charity.
Nautica Watches sponsors the annual Outstanding Seamanship Award.
The current monohull race record set by Mike Slade on the 100ft ICAP Leopard on 1st June 2013 stands at 3.43.50.
This is 9 minutes and 45 seconds inside ICAP Leopard's own race record set back in 2008.
The multihull race record set on 1st June 2013 by Sir Ben Ainslie on JP Morgan BAR, an AC45, stands at 2.52.15 beating by an impressive 16 minutes the previous multihull race record set by Francis Joyon in 2001 aboard Dexia Eure et Loire of 3.08.29.
In 2013, the most coveted prize, the Gold Roman Bowl and JPMAM Salver for First Overall IRC went to 5 West, the TP52 owned and helmed by Sir Keith Mills and Robert Greenhalgh.
The Silver Roman Bowl and JPMAM Salver for Second Overall IRC went to Pace and Johnny Vincent.
The Observer Trophy and JPMAM Trophy for first Monohull to finish went to Mike Slade and ICAP Leopard.