sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Round the island race - Wood donations arrive in thousands
Round the island race - Wood donations arrive in thousands


'Round the Island Race 2013'    Michael Austen Photography

The J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island gets underway on 1st June 2013. Keep your eyes peeled for the remarkable Rogers Olympiad 30, Collective Spirit (GBR7512L). The Boat Project, as it is perhaps better known, is a living archive of people's stories and lives, a 30ft vessel made from donated wooden items. From February to July 2011 the public donated their wood to the project, but not just any old wood. Pencil or piano-exotic as Zebrawood or as familiar as pine - every piece had a story behind it.

Donations arrived in their thousands, from the highly personal to pieces of national importance. From February to July 2011 the public donated their wood to the project, but not just any old wood. Pencil or piano-exotic as Zebrawood or as familiar as pine - every piece had a story behind it.

The boat's builder Mark Covell, who will also skipper the boat during the race, trained as a traditional boat builder and has worked in the marine industry and campaigned boats all his adult life. Together with Ian Walker, his Olympic team mate in Sydney 2000, he won a silver medal in the Star class.

Bowl me over
A former Offshore powerboat racer who has raced round the Island in under 40 minutes at an average of 80 knots in a force 6, has purchased the slowest boat on handicap entered in this year's race, Sundowner.

The 2011 Gold Roman Bowl winner and last year's Silver Roman Bowl winner has been sold to Chris Charlesworth who has had her beautifully restored over the winter by her original maker Jeremy Rogers at Lymington and has renamed her Meow (CO26). Chris chose this particular Contessa 26 for her impressive racing pedigree even though 40 years of hard sailing had taken its toll on her.

Significantly, her two best results were in the last two Round the Island Races when conditions have been the toughest in the Race's history. The boat was very tired and the last two RTIs had practically finished her off and she didn't have another race left in her. She badly needed a complete refit and was taken back to the bare hull and built again in what amounted to an eight month project. Chris proudly comments: 'She now looks stunning and is a true modern classic and should hopefully be good for another 40 years.'

Round the Island Race 2013 -  SailSpy  

Seven-up
Mark Chambers is the skipper of Fayme (GBR4108T), a Roberts 10.45, built as a racing yacht by Graham Roberts in Shoreham. Mark lives in Newhaven undertaking various work as tree house builder, software engineer, furniture salesman, gardener, fencer, web designer, handyman. He has his chainsaw certificate and Day Skipper certificate. The crew members are all related being Mark's brother, nephew and four of his sons.

Not so Clewless
The three co-owners of Clewless(GBR4044), who also share skipper duties, met at a cricket match in the Ship Science department at Southampton University. They decided they needed a destraction from their studies so bought a 31 year-old J/24. She has had substantial refit work done over a number of years to reverse some years of neglect and is taking part in her fifth Round the Island Race. She's also for sale as one of the co-owners, Richard Fruehmann, is working on a self-build yacht for a round-the-world voyage.

Final Prize Draw details
J.P. Morgan Asset Management, in their ninth year as title sponsor of the Round the Island Race, is offering one winner £3000 to invest in a J.P. Morgan Stocks and Shares ISA in our final Prize Draw of 2013. This will be placed in a J.P. Morgan Fund or Investment Trust of the winner's choice. The lucky winner's entry will be drawn on Friday 31st May and announced after the Race.

Timex Outstanding Seamanship Award
A final call to remind competitors to nominate those who they deem worthy of receiving this annual Award, sponsored by Timex and recognising acts of good seamanship on Race day. The ISC welcomes nominations for anyone involved whether a competitor, spectator, the emergency services or a race official.

Follow me, follow you!
The popular GPS tracking facility will again be in action this year. If you or your crew has a Blackberry, Android smartphone or iPhone with built-in GPS and an active internet connection, you will be able to track your race around the Island with the free GPS Race Tracking app. As well as keeping everyone watching at home up-to date with your progress, it will also give you the opportunity to replay the Race after you've finished to see where you gained (or lost) time on your rivals.

Organisers have made some improvements to the iPhone app this year to make it even easier to use, and those of you with 3G internet access will be able to use the web-based mobile Race Viewer to see where you are on the race track compared to your rivals. Visit the home page of the Race website website! to read all about it and register!

Under Starter's Orders...
The winner of our early May Prize Draw, and very excited to have been selected to officially start this year's Round the Island Race, is Lisa Higgins who hails from Polperro in Cornwall and now lives in the New Forest. Lisa will join the Race team very early on the morning of Saturday 1st June on the famous Royal Yacht Squadron Castle Platform to press the button that fires the starting cannons.

On receiving the news of her win, Lisa said, 'I am completely overwhelmed, over the moon. It is an amazing race to be involved in and I predict it will be one of the most memorable days of my life, especially since it happens to fall on my birthday!'

...and only five days to entries closing
If you haven't already entered this year's Race, you have just one last chance to do so until midday on Saturday 25th May. To catch up on all the Race news and event details, visit the official Race website


by Peta Stuart-Hunt

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=109693

12:16 PM Mon 20 May 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

13 May 2013  Round the Island Race countdown underway + video
26 Apr 2013  Round the Island Race - Sir Ben Ainslie to race in British waters
28 Mar 2013  Round the Island Race - Top sailors sign up
09 Mar 2013  Round the Island Race – Free informative forums announced
12 Feb 2013  Round the Island Race - Eclectic mix of competitors
21 Jan 2013  Round the Island Race - Monthly entry news






News - USA and the World



2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan


Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,


















AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos by American Windsurfing Tour,
















America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia by International Maxi Association,








Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2   
2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images   
Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery   
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships   
Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people   
IFDS World Championships - US Paralympic hopefuls ready for racing   
Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph   
Vineyard Race celebrates 80th running of the East Coast classic   
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu   
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Victory for Morgan Noireaux   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance   
Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here   
Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships   
RC44 World Championship title to Bronenosec + Video   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 Images by Crosbie Lorimer   
IFDS Worlds - Gary Jobson to attend opening ceremonies   
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Dalton DeVos crowned champion   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games trailer   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Canfield wins   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT