Challenge Wales once again took part in the spectacular Round the Island Race 2018. With around 1,400 vessels and 15,000 sailors this is one of the largest racing events on the water and one of the largest spectator events in the UK.

This is one of the only occasions where Challenge Wales will race against some of her sister yachts which is a fantastic experience in its own right! And in 2018 she raced against three other Challenge 72 vessels.

We are still planning our 2019 calendar but our details below on our 2018 race can give you a really good idea of what we do. If you are interested in joining us for 2019 then please email the Challenge Wales office to register your interest!

What happened in 2018…..

You will experience the buzz of the build-up of Round the Island Race, camaraderie and competition.

Whether you are using the experience to develop customer relationships, building a team or just looking to have a day on the water with friends, competing in Round the island Race is an effective way of developing business & personal relationships through an exhilarating and memorable activity.

No sailing experience is required to take part….just commitment to work as a team, challenge yourself and be competitive while having fun on the water.

2018 Itinerary:

  • Thursday 5th July – join us in the evening after work in Gosport/Portsmouth (so no need to take time off work unless you were looking for an excuse!)
  • Friday 6th July – A day of training before we head over to Cowes Yacht Haven. Soak up the pre-race atmosphere in Cowes.
  • Saturday 7th July – Our race starts at 6.30am and you’ll be putting everything you learnt yesterday into practice. After circumnavigating the isle of Wight we will head back to Cowes Yacht Haven where celebrations will being begin in the Race Village.
  • Sunday 8th July – Challenge Wales will depart Cowes early in the morning so that you can depart the boat back in Gosport/Portsmouth.

Cost – £499 per person.

Read our Round the Island 2018 Information Pack for all the details and what’s included in your race package!