Round the Island Race

On Sunday 22nd June, Jolie Brise and her crew from Dauntsey's joined nearly 1,600 yachts for the biggest sailing event of its kind in the world - the Round the Island Race. (Off-board photos taken by Rick Tomlinson)

The fine sunny weather and light winds of barely one knot meant that over half the fleet were simply unable to make it round the Isle of Wight within the time allowed and retired before completing the race. Jolie Brise was one of these but it was a day where it was the ‘taking part that counts’. Everyone enjoyed the spectacle and several of the crew cooled off with a swim once they had retired from the race.

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