80 Days to Go for Entering Round the Island Race

Sailors across the world just have 80 days remaining to enter for the popular Round the Island Race. It is going to be an event where 1,500 boats are going to sail on Saturday around the Isle of Wight.

Round the Island Race has garnered a record amount of entries in the opening twenty-four hours. Also, it is quite popular among families, professionals, as well as first-time racers. This is one of the sporting events with largest participation in the United Kingdom after Great North and South Runs and London Marathon with 16,000 sailors sailing 1,500 boats in one day.

The sailors who will be participating are going to experience the thrill to sail around the Isle of Wight with splendid views of the coastal scenery and of the fleet. The race will start from Cowes at 7:30 in the morning and will end at Cowes with the top competitors taking less than 4 hours for completing the whole course.

About 200 prizes are going to be available at the event. It is going to have boats of different sizes and shapes for winning the overall trophies, as well as the individual class.

In the time of the race, spectators who will be catching it from the shore and also across the world can keep up with the progress of family and friend through the service of the race track. This will be available on the official website. The website is also going to feature a live blog that will bring to you the latest news from this race.

The race is going to support as the official race charity, Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. This trust is known to race money for helping out youth to build up their lives after their cancer treatment.