In the Round the Island Race, Saturday 1st June was certainly a day to remember, a day of highs, and more highs and, it was a day for records to tumble. It was the day when Great Britain's most successful Olympic sailor, Sir Ben Ainslie and his all-British crew aboard J.P. Morgan BAR, trounced the existing Round the Island Race multihull record, held for 12 years, by an impressive 16 minutes.
Sir Ben Ainslie on his way to breaking the Round the Island Record by over 15 minutes (2hrs 52 mins 15 secs) onboard J.P. Morgan BAR AC45. The win was dedicated to the memory of his friend Andrew ’Bart’ Simpson, who died in a sailing accident recently. A black ribbon with ’Bart’ in the middle were worn by the crew in his memory.
In the monohull fleet the biggest boat in the IRC classes, Mike Slade's 100ft ICAP Leopard was not far behind. He crossed the finish line 40 minutes after Ainslie, shaving almost ten minutes off the monohull race record he had set back in 2008.
Title sponsor J.P. Morgan Asset Management, summed up their team's thoughts on the day. Jasper Berens, Head of UK, J.P. Morgan Assert Management, commented: 'It's so fantastic to be here and to raise such superb amounts for the Race charity, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. It was a vintage year in terms of weather and the racing and it was incredible to see so many happy, smiling faces in Cowes. The fact that Ben and his team on J.P. Morgan BAR achieved the Round the Island race multihull record, just topped it off. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.'
On behalf of the Island Sailing Club, Dave Atkinson, Race Safety Officer, had little cause for concern during his long day that started at 0245 and finished at 2350. He commented: 'We had the least number of incidents to deal with for a very long time and nothing major occurred out on the water. The entire Race team, that numbers around 170 people on the day and ranged from spotters to results teams, cannot be praised highly enough.'
The crew from 5 West, the 2013 winners of the Gold Roman Bowl. Jonathan Taylor, Alex Mills, Robert Greenhalgh are flanked by left, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and on the right, Corrie McQueen from J.P. Morgan Asset Management - 2013 Round the Island Race
Today, Sunday 2nd June, wrapped everything up nicely with more great weather and the Race Prizegiving which was held at the Island Sailing Club where the Commodore Rod Nicholls was joined on stage by Corrie McQueen from J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to hand out the gold and silverware to the deserving prizewinners.
The most coveted prize, the Gold Roman Bowl and JPMAM Salver for First Overall IRC went to 5 West, the TP52 owned and helmed by Sir Keith Mills and Robert Greenhalgh.
The Silver Roman Bowl and JPMAM Salver for Second Overall IRC went to Pace and Johnny Vincent. The Observer Trophy and JPMAM Trophy for First Monohull to finish went to Mike Slade and ICAP Leopard.
Next year, the Race is held on Saturday 21st June and the Island Sailing Club.
Trophy Winners Observer Trophy & Jpmam Trophy - First Monohull To Finish Gbr1r Icap Leopard Mike Slade Gold Roman Bowl & Jpmam Salver - First Overall Irc Gbr1851n 5 West Sir Keith Mills/Tim Hedges Silver Roman Bowl & Jpmam Salver - Second Overall Irc Gbr528r Pace Johnny Vincent Royal Thames Challenge Trophy & Jpmam Salver - Third O/A Irc Fra38902 Raging Bee Dussere Louis-Marie Royal London Challenge Cup & Jpmam Salver - Fourth O/A Irc Ned46 Tonnerre De Breskens 3 P.W. Vroon Jpmorgan Trophy - First Overall Irc Group 0 Gbr1851n 5 West Tim Hedges Owen Parker Memorial Trophy - First Overall Irc Group 1 Gbr7383r Puma Logic Sailing Logic Irc Division 1a Swe40 Hurrycane Vii Ken Bruneflod Irc Division 1b Gbr7383r Puma Logic Sailing Logic Irc Division 1c Gbr1010l Xinska Bernard Olesinski Yeoman Challenge Trophy - First Overall Irc Group 2 Fra38902 Raging Bee Dussere Louis-Marie Irc Division 2a Gbr6969l Grandslam Michael Ronson Irc Division 2b Fra38902 Raging Bee Dussere Louis-Marie Irc Division 2c Gbr7712r Zarafa Peter Scholfield Irc Division 2d Gbr9633r Ruthless Martin Pearson Champagne Mumm Challenge Cup - First Overall Irc Group 3 K9 Woof Jo Richards Irc Division 3a Gbr4365t Enigma Ian Braham Irc Division 3b Gbr8795t Chablis Richard Freemantle Irc Division 3c K9 Woof Jo Richards Irc Division 3d K1328t Flying Boat Michael J Shaw Methuselah Trophy - First Irc Team Royal Ocean Racing Club (Erivale Iii, Bembridge Boat Storage, La Reponse) Jeroboam Trophy - Second Irc Team Royal Lymington Yacht Club Team 1 (Zarafa, Nordic Bear, Love In A Mist) Conrad Ritblat Trophy & Jpmam Salver - First Irc To Finish Gbr1r Icap Leopard Mike Slade Silver Gilt Roman Bowl & Jpmam Salver - First Overall Iscrs Gbr1488l Sky Hunter Ii Peter Bainbridge Fidelis Trophy - Second Overall Isc Rating System Gbr8078r Firefly Nick Atkinson Geisco Trophy - Third Overall Isc Rating System 101 Cherete Brian Haugh Crankshaw Bowl - O/A Winner Iscrs Grp 4 Gbr1488l Sky Hunter Ii Peter Bainbridge Isc Rating System Division 4a 62505 Lady Mariposa Daniel Hardy Isc Rating System Division 4b Gbr1488l Sky Hunter Ii Peter Bainbridge Isc Rating System Division 4c Gbr3317l Lupo Di Mare Mr Nick Holland Jimmie Read Memorial Cup - O/A Winner Iscrs Grp 5 Gbr100x Thunder Squall Julian James Isc Rating System Division 5a Gbr8792t Tikka Bill Dixon Isc Rating System Division 5b Gbr100x Thunder Squall Julian James Isc Rating System Division 5c Gbr2965l Thalia Andy Banks Fedalah Challenge Trophy - O/A Winner Iscrs Grp 6 Gbr9585t Pickle Jeremy & Max Vines Isc Rating System Division 6a Gbr9585t Pickle Jeremy & Max Vines Isc Rating System Division 6b Gbr7442r Sundancer Of Chichester John Nelson Isc Rating System Division 6c Gbr8295t Effusion Ricky Bruton Spread Eagle Trophy - O/A Winner Iscrs Grp 7 Gbr3428t Cloudy Bay Richard Scarff Trafalgar 200 Trophy - O/A Winner Iscrs Grp 8 101 Cherete Brian Haugh Isc Rating System Division 7a Gbr4899t Gazelle Minka Armitage Isc Rating System Division 7b Gbr3428t Cloudy Bay Richard Scarff Isc Rating System Division 7c K4519 Kusima Tim Buckley Isc Rating System Division 7d 509x It's Now Or Never Tony Brookes Isc Rating System Division 8a Gbr7168 Strider Peter Draycott Isc Rating System Division 8b Gbr1445l Arty Miss Stephen Booy Isc Rating System Division 8c Gbr2617l Haggis Andrew Buchanan, Rebecca Taylor And Stuart Buchana Isc Rating System Division 8d 101 Cherete Brian Haugh Arun Yacht Club Team Trophy - First Iscrs Team Arun Yacht Club Light Brigade (Sooper Trooper, Dedicated Dancer, Fingers Crossed) Jeroboam Trophy - Second Iscrs Team Royal Air Force Yacht Club Team 1 (Arty Miss, Notso, Aliki) Henri Lloyd Challenge Trophy - First Iscrs Boat To Finish 62505 Lady Mariposa Daniel Hardy Golden Miller Challenge Cup - Overall Winner Gp/Mocra M'hull Gbr714m Buzz Phil Cotton Trifle Trophy - 1st Mocra Racing Multihull On Corrected Time 001 Orion Harvey Bowden Hoya Trophy - 1st Bridgedeck Catamaran Cruiser On Corrected 5 R5 Robert Barker Dean & Reddyhoff Trophy - 1st Multihull Gp On Corrected Time Gbr714m Buzz Phil Cotton Freedom Challenge Bowl - First Gp/Mocra Multihull To Finish 3x J.P. Morgan Bar Sir Ben Ainslie Catalac Trophy - First Catalac Cruiser On Corrected Time Not Awarded Iroquois Sovereign - First Iroquois Cat On Corrected Time 137 Fortunella Peter Ellison Sailing Logic First 40 Trophy Swe40 Hurrycane Vii Ken Bruneflod Renaissance Trophy - Classic Racing Yachts A154 Stren Roddy Steel Field Barnacle - First Classic Racing Yacht To Finish Gbr4712r Outrageous Mark Stevenson Class 40 Round The Island Race Trophy Fra124 Al Bucq Riccardo Pavoncelli Vaphio Cup Gbr721x Nautica Aimee Deacon Contessa Challenge Trophy - Contessa 32 Gbr3419 Binkie Ii Colin Wetherall Whale Trophy - First Cornish Shrimper On Elapsed Time 1067 Polly Mark Pollington Red Lion Trophy - First Folkboat Gbr718 Crackerjack Stuart Watson & Matthew Jones Shamrock Challenge Trophy - First Gaffer To Finish 3 Coral Richard Oswald Jubilee Trophy - First Gaffer, Division 1 3 Coral Richard Oswald Discovery Trophy - First Gaffer, Division 2 Os1 Foxhound Richard Rouse Foxhound Trophy - First Gaffer, Division 3 1067 Polly Mark Pollington Gk24 Cup - First Iscrs Gk24 On Corrected Time Gbr7168 Strider Peter Draycott Kemp Masts Salver - First Hunter 27 Ood Not Awarded Turbo Uk Cup - First 707 Gbr7022n Tigerfeet Matthew Streeter Timex Watches And Jack Knights Trophies - First J/80 Gbr1360 J.A.T Chris Taylor Westerly Trophy - First Iscrs J24 Gbr4044 Clewless Team Clewless Laser Trophy - First Sb20 Gbr3571 Turbulence Too Paul French Kemp Sails Mini Tonner Trophy - First Mini Tonner Gbr8188r Mw Dream On Nathan Cordy Sonata Salver - First Sonata On Corrected Time Gbr8300n Selene Joe Cross Halmatic Trophy - First Nicholson 32 K3031 Beltana Mr H. Crothers Nicholson 35 Challenge Trophy - First Iscrs Nicholson 35 Not Awarded Lombard Marine Finance Challenge Trophy - First Open 60 Gbr99 Hugo Boss Alex Thomson Elephant Trophy - First Quarter Tonner Fra7891 Bullit Morty First Rc44 Gbr2041 Team Aqua Chris Bake - Rc 44 Team Aqua Owen Aisher Challenge Cup - First Isc Rating Sys Scod Sc59 Ngauruhoe Simon Eveleigh Edward Heath Trophy - First Sportsboat On Corrected Time Gbr123j Spitfire Wing Commander Simon Ling Raf Westerly Silver Jubilee Cup - First Irc Storm 33 To Finish Gbr7681t Evening Storm David Scott Small Luxury Hotels Challenge Cup - Sunsail F40 Gbr4009n Sunsail 4009 Team Mcb Trapper Trophy - First Irc Trapper 300 On Corrected Time Gbr3766t Google-Eye Pat Stables & Nigel Hunter Brianngee Vega Assoc. Challenge Cup - First Iscrs Vega Not Awarded Victoria Cup - First Iscrs Victoria Shadow Assoc. Yacht Gbr7910t Tracker Jerry Bottrill X-Yachts Trophy - First Irc X-Yacht On Corrected Time Gbr1010l Xinska Bernard Olesinski First X332 Yacht On Corrected Time Gbr8500r Brightwork Bob And Jon Baker Bavaria Owners Assoc Cup - 1st Irc Bavaria On Corrected Time Gbr8560r Hkj Firestarter Keith Lovett Bavaria Owners Assoc Cup - 1st Iscrs Bavaria Corrected Time Gbr2821l Dark Star Dave Rostron Telford Goblet - First Irc Inst. Of Civil Engineers Yacht Gbr8241t Alfa Helix Bob Barlow John Franks Trophy - First Irc Sailing School Boat Gbr7383r Puma Logic Sailing Logic Cecil Donne Cup - First Irc Old Carthusian Yacht Gbr123 Xara Jonathan And Anne Rolls Shepherds Trophy - First Iscrs Chartered Surveyors Yacht Gbr1695l Musketeer Jeremy Young Shepherds Trophy - First Irc Chartered Surveyors Yacht Gbr6809r Vertigo Martyn Chase Jpmorgan Asset Mgmnt Family Trophy - First Family Boat Gbr1488l Sky Hunter Ii Peter Bainbridge Raymarine Rir Young Sailor Trophy Gbr1180l Alamara B Ii Ole Bettum Tenacity Trophy - Last Boat To Finish Within The Time Limit Gbr2713l Peggotty Liam Thom
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