The Round the Island Race is an annual yachtrace around the Isle of Wight. It starts and finishes in Cowes, and is organised by the Island Sailing Club. The course is about 50 nautical miles (93 km) long. It was first held in 1931, it was sponsored by JP Morgan Asset Management from 2005 but in 2017 Cloudy Bay took over as the Presenting Sponsor, the 2019 race was sponsored by Helly Hansen, Raymarine, MS Amlin and Chelsea Magazines. The race is generally chosen to be the Saturday in June with the most favorable tides; a date in late May or early July may be chosen if there is no suitable date in June.Wikipedia
Dark’n’Stormy wins the Gold Roman Bowl in the 2022 Round the Island Race. Mark Chisnell, the navigator on Dark’n’Stormy, which won the Gold Roman Bowl in the 2022 Round the Island Race, describes their race, winning, close competition with the second place boat, and the joy and excitement of taking part.