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Jessica Watson to contest UK's Round the Island Race

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The 80th Anniversary Round the Island Race will be sailed on Saturday 25th June with round the world teenage solo sailing stars amongst entries.

Australian teenage sailing supremo Jessica Watson, who celebrates her 18th birthday in May, is crewing alongside Britain’s Michael Perham, aged 19, on a Bavaria 37 called Cold Play, skippered by Phil Baughen in this year’s J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race on Saturday 25th June.

Jessica has recently announced that she is to skipper a boat with the youngest ever crew to enter the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race on Boxing Day, a crew that includes Mike Perham. The Race organisers at the Island Sailing Club are looking forward to welcoming them to Cowes and to watching their progress on Race day.

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