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.


  • 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 a venue to be arranged. 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.

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.

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


SAILING INSTRUCTIONS: Will be available to download here in due course


* A LATE ENTRY fee surcharge of 25% will apply within 7 days of the start. Enter Early!!

** Save money by entering the whole Inshore Series - ENTER WHOLE INSHORE SERIES



Current Entries

The follow people have entered this race to date.

Entrant Boat IRC
Stephen Scholefield Mustigo II 1.098
Kuba Szymanski Polished Manx 1.028
Jeremy Waitt Jangada 1.006
Jeremy Freeman Juliette 1
Simon Mitchell Roxanne 0.997
Tony White Mzungu 0.993
Donald Macdonald Rainmaker 0.988
John Skipper Magewind 0.957
Kirsteen Donaldson Pyxis 0.956
Chris Morton L’Adventure 0.945
George Isted Liberta 0.943
Claire Dresser Lady Penrose 0.936
Christopher Ling Pocket Battleship 0.913
Alice Butcher Panache 0.856
RIOW - Round the Isle of Wight
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