The Island Sailing Club is gearing up to host the Round the Island Race for the year 2017. This is a one-day race event has been going on since 1931.
The race is organized in association with Cloudy Bay. This is one of the most looked forward to event by all professional sailors as well as newbies to the sailing sport. The best part about this race is that people from all walks of life are encouraged to take part and they get the chance to race using any boat, be it a maxi yacht, a boat or a cruiser.
This is a boat race for all and there are more than 16,000 sailors and over 1,600 boats that they part in this one-day sailing event. This makes the event one of the largest yacht races in the world. This year it is expected to be even bigger than last year and many are expecting new race records to be set. Last year was a record-setting year when Lloyd completed the race course in 2 hours and 23 minutes in the multihull division.Continue reading