Round the Island 2021

The IOM Copiers Round the Island Race 2021

Following the cancellation of the 2020 race the 2021 IOM Copiers Round the Island Race will start in Ramsey Bay, Isle of Man on Sunday 4th July at 0700 BST, HW is at 0751 BST. The Round the Island Yacht Race is run annually by the Manx Sailing and Cruising Club in Ramsey, Isle of Man and we would like to thank Mark Corrin of IOM Copiers for agreeing to sponsor the 2021 event.

A splendid array of trophies is available to be won, the most prestigious being the Coronation Cup, first awarded in 1953 and the Ramsey Town Trophy dating from just a little later. The 0700 start time will mean that most competitors will not have to contend with night-time sailing this year. For the spectators there should be great views at the start in Ramsey Bay and from the Point of Ayre around 0800-0830 onwards and from many viewpoints along the West, South and East coasts back to the finish off Ramsey Harbour.

Racing will be governed by the current ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing with RYA and MS&CC prescriptions. The Race is Category C for advertising and the entry fee has been waived this year. Downloads: Entry form 2021 / Race Notice 2021.

Classes will be as follows:

Div. 1 IRC:- Classes 1A and 1B (provisional split 0.943 / 0.942) – The Ramsey Town Trophy and other famous prizes;

Div. 2 PY:- Classes 2A, 2B and 2C (provisional splits 0.921 / 0.920 – 0.850 / 0.849) – The Coronation Cup and further famous prizes;

Div. 3 Multihulls (PY):- Class 3 – The Corrin Trophy

One design prizes will be awarded for:

  • Sigma 33 OOD (with valid certificates) if 3 or more entered;
  • Any other Class of 3 or more compliant one-design yachts.

Other prizes for bilge keel yachts, line honours, best squadron and best overall under PY. The Race Committee will award PY handicaps as required and determine class splits. PY yachts need not hold handicap certificates. IRC Yachts must present valid Certificates and comply with ORC Category 3 or minimum SSS number of 20. Equivalent safety standards will be required for all other entrants. Our sponsor, IOM Copiers and MS&CC look forward to welcoming another strong fleet. There will be a full programme of social events. The prizegiving will take place on Monday 5 July after the Race, this is the Tynwald Day Bank Holiday on the IOM. For further information, sailing instructions or entry forms e-mail Brian Quayle: yogi.quayle@gmail.com or check the club website at www.msandcc.org and Facebook page.