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. Start time is 07:30 BST.


  • 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 at a local hostelry circa 1930-2000hrs.

Saturday night social:  The RIOW Prize Giving will be followed by dinner. Both will be at the Island Sailing Club. Be there for 1900hrs prompt. You pay for your own dinner on the night and choose, on the night, from a fixed price menu as follows...


Berthing: Has been reserved at Shepherds Wharf Marina for 10-15 boats on the Friday nigt and 20-25 boats on the Saturday night. On arrival call on CH80 and say you are with the SORC Fleet.

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  PLEASE NOTE the inclusion of a Virtual Mark off the Needles to stop any rock hopping or wreck dodging!!!





Current Entries

The follow people have entered this race to date.

Entrant Boat IRC
Stephen Scholefield Mustigo II 1.098
Michel de Bressy FIGOLO 1.065
Rob Craigie Bellino 1.042
Sam Mabey Lightning Reflex 1.036
Stephen Thomas Azora 1.033
John White S X Girl 1.029
Bruce Ramsay Bombardino 1.022
Jeremy Waitt Jangada 1.006
Nikki Curwen Voador 1.006
Ross Farrow Jacana 1.005
Nigel Colley Fastrak XI 1.005
David Cowell Jester 1.002
James Hardiman Fluke 1.002
Jeremy Freeman Juliette 1.001
Richard Clark Fury 0.997
Keith THOMPSON Nirvana 0.997
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
Nick Lee Wee Bear 0.974
Christoph Friedrich Felix 0.971
Aaron Goodman-Simpson Reefer x 0.964
Kirsteen Donaldson Pyxis 0.956
Chris Morton L’Adventure 0.943
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
Chris Charlesworth MEOW 0.775
Rupert Houlton Elinor 0.767
David Cule Mint Julep 0
Peter Newlands Anticipation 0.000
James Wilkie Puma 0
Ian Greaves Scarab 0
RIOW - Round the Isle of Wight
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