Please select your home edition
Edition
X-Yachts Leaderboard 2024 1

Local boat Notorious wins Gold Roman Bowl in the 2024 Round the Island Race

by Round the Island Race 15 Jun 10:15 PDT 15 June 2024

The Race Team and Island Sailing Club are delighted to announce that TP52 Notorious is first overall in the IRC Class and wins the coveted Gold Roman Bowl and the Observer Trophy for Monohull Line Honours.

Local Cowes resident Peter Morton, owner and skipper of Notorious said: “I’ve not had the boat that long but I’ve competed in Round the Island Race many times over the last 50 years in various boats I’ve owned. It’s one of the most famous yacht races in the World and we went out to try and win. It’s 40 years ago since I won it on a little 25ft boat called ‘Odd Job’, so today was very special for me.”

The first boat to cross the finish line was the multihull Highland Fling 18, which completed the race in 3 hours, 39 minutes and 5 seconds and wins the Freedom Challenge Bowl (Line Honours for Multihull Grand Prix & MOCRA Racing Classes).

Irvine Laidlaw, owner and helm of Highland Fling 18 said: “It was the first event for us in 2024 and we’ve travelled over 3,000 miles from Palma to be here but it’s worth it! I thoroughly enjoyed the race – it is such a great race and I like the fact we go around an island with the start and finish in the same place, it’s rather satisfying.”

A huge congratulations to all competitors for managing the tough conditions. The results are being updated as boats pass through the finish line.

This year, the Race Team and the Island Sailing Club (ISC) staged an Official Hospitality Venue on Cowes Parade and very much welcomed everyone. It’s free to enter, everyone is welcome, and it will be open throughout the race weekend. This shoreside venue will be the best place to enjoy the buzz of the race, meet up with friends over a few drinks in the Crew Bar and enjoy the live music. More info on the event website.

The prizegiving will be held at noon on Sunday 16 June at the Official Race Venue on Cowes Parade.

For race information and images from the day visit the event website www.roundtheisland.org.uk and follow us on social media @roundtheisland and #RoundTheIsland #RaceForAll.

Related Articles

Man Overboard on Walkabout IV
During the 2024 Round the Island Race Photographer Caitlin D'Arcy was down at St Catherine's Point on the Isle of Wight, watching the Round the Island Race, when she watched a man overboard situation unfold. She picks up the story to tell us what happened. Posted on 19 Jun
Tom Hicks Round the Island Race Photo Gallery Pt.2
More stunning photos of Saturday's race from the top yachting photographer More stunning photos from top yachting photographer Tom Hicks, who was out braving the high winds and huge seas on Saturday for the 2024 Round the Island Race. Posted on 19 Jun
Martin Augustus 2024 Round the Island Race Photos
Brutal conditions as the fleet passed through the Hurst Narrows Conditions on Saturday meant that many of the entrants in this year's race didn't get out of the Solent, but Martin was at Hurst Castle to photograph some of those that did. Posted on 16 Jun
Tom Hicks 2024 Round the Island Race Photo Gallery
Strong winds and huge seas for the much-reduced fleet Many wisely chose discretion over valour with 40+ gusts coming through the Hurst Narrows, but some braved the Round the Island Race, including top yachting photographer Tom Hicks, who has sent us these stunning shots. Posted on 15 Jun
David Harding's Round the Island Race photos
More superb photos from the top sailing photographer It was a rough day to be on the water, especially in a small RIB, but David Harding of SailingScenes.com made it the full way round and took some stunning photos! Posted on 3 Jul 2023
An epic edition of the ultimate 'Race for all'
Strong winds challenge the 1,100 boat Round the Island Race 2023 fleet The strong weather conditions set out to challenge the 1,100 boat fleet which started from the famous Royal Yacht Squadron line on Saturday morning. There wasn't a moment which didn't test the fleet on the exhilarating racecourse around the Isle Of Wight. Posted on 3 Jul 2023
Tom Hicks Round the Island Race Photo Gallery
Dramatic photos from yesterday's race around the Isle of Wight Dramatic photos from yesterday's race around the Isle of Wight caught by Tom Hicks, including the capsize and rescue of a trimaran crew. Posted on 2 Jul 2023
Ingrid Abery's Solent and The Needles photos
Top photography from the Round the Island Race It's always a pleasure to receive a set of photos from Ingrid Abery, and this set from the Round the Island Race is another stunning example of her work. Posted on 1 Jul 2023
Martin Augustus Round the Island Race photos
Stunning images from today's race around the Isle of Wight More stunning imagery from today's Round the Island Race, this time from Martin Augustus. Posted on 1 Jul 2023
Line honours for Volvo 70 'Tschuss 2'
Finishing Round the Island Race in 4 hours, 11 minutes and 18 seconds It was a breezy start to this year's Round the Island Race with 1,100 boats setting off from the Royal Yacht Squadron line off Cowes this morning and heading west to the Needles. Posted on 1 Jul 2023
PredictWind - Offshore App 728x90 BOTTOMLloyd Stevenson - Catalyst Yacht Tender 1456x180px BOTTOMNorth Sails Performance 2023 - FOOTER