Bumper UK race fleets forecast
Yachting World|May 2021
A bumper racing season in the UK is being predicted this summer as the easing of restrictions to social gatherings meets pent up appetite for competitive events. The largest is likely to be the Round the Island Race, which takes place on 3 July, followed by Cowes Week and the Rolex Fastnet Race in August, both of which could see boosted fleet numbers.

The Round the Island race, the famous 50-mile day race round the Isle of Wight, was cancelled last summer. All but a few who wanted to take part rolled over their entry to this year, and organiser the Island Sailing Club was anticipating a wave of new interest for what will be its 90th year.

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