The date for one of the world’s most iconic sailing races – which circles the Isle of Wight – has been confirmed.

Round the Island Race (#RIR20) will take in the stunning coastline of the Isle of Wight on Saturday May 30, 2020.

Organised by the Island Sailing Club, Round the Island Race has been a firm fixture on the sailing calendar since 1931, covering around 50 nautical miles.

The event attracts competitors – not just from the Isle of Wight and south of England – but from across the country, Europe and even further afield.

The official race village will again be based on Cowes Parade, with live entertainment, a bar and local businesses showcasing.

Dave Atkinson, Island Sailing Club Event Director, said:

“The Island Sailing Club is delighted to confirm the date of next year’s Round the Island Race – which is earlier this year. The event has been a firm favourite in the sailing calendar for many, many years.

“We have some more exciting news to announce in the New Year – and we can’t wait. Round the Island 2020 is one not to miss – on and off the water!

“Vouchers are now available via the Race Website for anyone looking to purchase a gift and these can be redeemed against race entry fees.”

For more details and how to register to take part in Round the Island Race 2020, visit