Round the Island 2023

The IOM Copiers Round the Island Race 2023

The 2023 IOM Copiers Round the Island Race will start in Ramsey Bay, Isle of Man on SATURDAY 1st July at 09.00 BST, HW is at 09.57 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 once again agreeing to sponsor the 2023 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 09.00 start time will mean that some competitors will unfortunately 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 09.30-10.30 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 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing with RYA and MS&CC prescriptions. The Race is open to all suitable monohull yachts.  There is no entry fee.

Downloads: Entry Form 2023 / Race Notice 2023.  The Sailing Instructions for this years event can be found at this link:  Sailing Instructions 2023

Classes will be as follows:

Div. 1 IRC:- Class A and B (provisional split 0.943 / 0.942) – The Ramsey Town Trophy and other famous prizes.  Yachts in this division must hold valid IRC certificates.

Div. 2 NHC:- Class A, B and C (provisional splits 0.921 / 0.920 – 0.850 / 0.849) – The Coronation Cup and further famous prizes. Yachts in this division need not hold any official handicap.

Div. 3 White Sail / Classic (NHC):- Class A and B – The Corrin Trophy.  Yachts in this division need not hold any official handicap.

One design prizes will be awarded for any class of one design yachts (if 3 or more entered)

Other prizes for bilge keel yachts, line honours, best squadron, endeavour and best overall under NHC. The Race Committee will award NHC handicaps as required and determine class splits. NHC yachts, base numbers to be used and need not hold handicap certificates. IRC Yachts must present valid IRC Certificates and comply with ORC Category 4 or minimum SSS number of 15. 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 Sunday 2 July around midday-1300. For further information, sailing instructions or entry forms e-mail Brian Quayle: or check the club website at and Facebook page.