OVERVIEW:

The annual Round the Island (Isle of Wight) Race is the world’s most popular yacht and sports-boat race. It has more boats and competitors than any other race on the planet. At a glance the course is simple; you keep the island to port, however this race is won or lost by applying a basic set of rules and tactics. A breifing from us on relevent tactics can halpe you take dozens of places on the race course.

COURSE DURATION:

2.5 – 3 hours including a 15 minute break

PRE REQUISITES:

You should be familiar with sailing and intending to enter this race. 

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Overview and the Sailing Instructions
  • The start
  • Sail plan
  • Tides
  • First leg tactics
  • Rounding the Needles and the Varvassi Boilers
  • The southern side of the island and the turn of the tide
  • Bembridge Ledge and Sea View
  • Ryde Sands and the final leg
  • Approaching the finish
  • Rules
  • Question Time

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Evening seminar delivered by our coach
  • Question Time
  • Refreshments
  • Parking
  • Chieftain Training Round the Island Tactics Certificate

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

BOOKING:

As this seminar is specific to the Round the Island race we only run it during the month build up to the event ecah year

IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?

This seminar is suitable for everyone on board, however it is specifically aimed at those who will be acting as skipper, tactician or first mate on the Round the Island Race.

WHY CHOOSE CHIEFTAIN TRAINING FOR THIS COURSE?

This is one of our home grown racing seminars. Our lead Instructor, who wrote the seminar has been racing yachts and keel boats in the Solent for over two decades, he has skippered numerous yachts to a podium finishes on this iconic race.