RIOW - Round the Isle of Wight

Event Date: 20 Jul 2019 - 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 06:30 BST (subject to confirmation in Sailing Instructions).


  • 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 at at he Island Sailing Club. You pay for your own dinner on the night.

Berthing: Fleet berthing, with a Fleet Discount, will be reserved in Cowes on the Friday and Saturday night at Shepherd Wharf Marina. We will need to know if you require a berth on Friday and/or Saturday evening?

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.

Event Shirt:

Please submit your size requirement BEFORE 7th July, otherwise we will take a guess and can't guarantee the result!!


Size:            XS  S    M   L    XL  XXL 

Ladies size:  8    10  12  14  16  18 

Chest (to fit): 30  32  34  36  38  40 


Size:  S   M   L   XL   XXL 
Chest (to fit):  35/37   38/40   41/43   44/46   47/49 
Size:  3XL   4XL   5XL 
Chest (to fit):  50/52   53/55   56/58



A Virtual Mark off the Needles will be set to stop any rock hopping or wreck dodging!!!


* A LATE ENTRY fee surcharge of 25% now applies - Entry Fee is now £87.50


PLEASE EMAIL  with your shirt and berthing requirements BEFORE 7th July.


Current Entries

The follow people have entered this race to date.

Entrant Boat IRC
Stephen Scholefield Mustigo II 1.098
Graham Deegan Akarana 1.052
Rob Craigie Bellino 1.041
Stephen Thomas Azora 1.033
Kuba Szymanski Polished Manx 1.028
Nigel Colley Sapristi 1.025
Bruce Ramsay Bombardino 1.022
Noel Cockle Monocle 1.009
Jeremy Waitt Jangada 1.006
Jeremy Freeman Juliette 1.000
Simon Mitchell Roxanne 0.997
Rupert Holmes ZEST 0.996
Richard Clark Fury 0.996
Tony White Mzungu 0.993
Donald Macdonald Rainmaker 0.988
Nick Lee Wee Bear 0.973
Ed Holton Shades of Blue 0.972
Christoph Friedrich Felix 0.968
Aaron Goodman-Simpson Reefer x 0.963
James Porter Moonshadow 0.958
John Skipper Magewind 0.957
Kirsteen Donaldson Pyxis 0.956
Chris Morton L’Adventure 0.945
George Isted Liberta 0.943
JEFFREY Knapman Virago 0.938
Claire Dresser Lady Penrose 0.936
Christopher Ling Pocket Battleship 0.913
Paul Reymond Oi oi 0.858
Will Sayer Elmarleen 0.858
Alice Butcher Panache 0.856
Chris Charlesworth MEOW 0.772
Ross Hobson Buzz 0
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