Round the Island 2020

The IOM Copiers Round the Island Race 2020

The 2020 IOM Copiers Round the Island Race will start in Ramsey Bay, Isle of Man on Sunday 5th July at 1100 BST, HW is at 1213 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 2020 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 1100 start time will mean that some competitors will have to contend with night-time sailing this year, but with Monday being a Bank Holiday in the IOM it does soften the blow. For the spectators there should be great views at the start in Ramsey Bay and from the Point of Ayre around Midday 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 there will be a £20.00 Entry Fee for all entrants. (£25.00 for entries received after Monday 29th June). Downloads: Entry form 2020 / Race Notice 2020.

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 6 July after the Race, this is the Tynwald Day Bank Holiday on the IOM. For further information, sailing instructions or entry forms e-mail or check the club website at and Facebook page.