RIOW - Round the Isle of Wight

Event Date: 18 Aug 2018 - 1 days

Inshore Series Race 5

The famous RIOW Race is a unique solo yacht race around the Isle of WIght. Always a keenly contested marathon, the vagaries of the wind and tides add to the already significant challenge of racing solo. This is the race every SORC skipper wants to win!

Where: The race will start and finish off Cowes after a circum-navigation of the Isle of Wight. Expected start time is 07:30 but to be confirmed.


  • Prizes will be awarded for individual classes and overall
  • The overall winner on corrected time under IRC wins "The Anticipation Cup"
  • The first IRC boat on elapsed time wins the Watermark Trophy
  • There will be a prize for the first Rookie under IRC
  • Race Directors Discretionary Prize

Friday night social:  For those arriving in Cowes on the Friday there will be a social to be announced.

Saturday night social:  The RIOW Prize Giving will be followed by dinner. Details to be announced.

Berthing:  We will reserve fleet berthing in Cowes on Friday and Saturday nights. 

The Entry Fee includes a commemorative item of clothing. There will also be bottle prizes, the Anticipation Cup for the top boat on IRC, and the Watermark Trophy presented for line honours.


Sailing Instructions will be posted here in due course


Current Entries

The follow people have entered this race to date.

Entrant Boat IRC
Stephen Scholefield Mustigo II 1.098
Sam Mabey Lightning Reflex 1.058
Peter Newlands Anticipation 1.026
Nigel Colley Fastrak XI 1.005
David Cowell Jester 1.002
Jeremy Freeman Juliette 1.001
Kass Schmitt Zest 0.996
Simon Mitchell Roxanne 0.995
Tony White Mzungu 0.990
Donald Macdonald Rainmaker 0.988
Gary Heward Amylou 0.975
NICHOLAS LEE Wee Bear 0.974
Kirsteen Donaldson Pyxis 0.956
Claire Dresser Lady Penrose 0.939
Christopher Ling Pocket Battleship 0.915
Frederic WANIART MAEVA 0.892
George Isted Concerto 0.86
Paul Reymond Oi oi 0.859
Alice Butcher Panache 0.859
RIOW - Round the Isle of Wight
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Product Code: IS 5 RIOW
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