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image for Regatta/Water Event item typeRound Mersea Island Race 2018 at Mersea Island

Regatta/Water Event, Sun 12 Aug 2018, free entry

Round The Island Race

Round The Island Race


West Mersea Yacht Club


Mersea Island,
CO5 8


Entry for Round Mersea island race is now open for 2018. In it's 49th year the inaugural event and one of only a few of its kind in the world, caters for Dinghies, Skiffs, Windsurfers and Rowing craft.

Peter Clarkes boat yard are stepping up to sponsor the event for the 24th consecutive year, happening on Sunday the 12th of August. West Mersea Yacht Club will play host to the event and we're hoping it'll be our biggest yet.

This year, with the accessibility of foiling crafts and the addition of windsurfers we are excited about the prospect of a potential new RMIR record. The illusive time of 1 hour 29 minutes set by Bob Hedger and S. Metcalfe in 1972 sailing a 505, in a stiff Northerly breeze, has yet to be broken in over 45 years.

The overall winner of the famous race circumnavigating Englands most Easterly inhabited island will be taking home the coveted 'coconut trophy' and a bottle of rum. (Tradition stating, the Coconut to be filled with rum by the winner then shared amongst the competitors).

This year we are excited to announce the stood that connects the island to the mainland will be closed for a hour each side of high tide enabling a better environment for the competitors and a greater spectacle for the audience.

For entry details and the full notice of race please head on over to the WMYC webpage using the link below. Entries are £20 per vessel, please note entry closes on the 5th of August 2018 and late entries will not be accepted.

Looking forward to seeing you on the line of one of the most exciting and unique races in in the UK.


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Dates Times
Sun 12 Aug 2018 11:00


Free entry

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