High Potential win Round the Island Race 2018

Ross Applebey and his High Potential team win the Round the Island Race Gold Roman Bowl

Ross Applebey and his team, based in Lymington, sailed an impressive race in the light, tactical conditions and was deemed the overall winner of the Gold Roman Bowl on corrected time.

Ned Collier Wakefield, alongside Irvine Laidlaw, sailing aboard Tony Lawson’s MOD70 foiling trimaran Concise Fling, record the slowest elapsed time for overall line honours - 8:34:09.

The award for the first monohull to finish went to Tony Langley’s TP52 Gladiator who completed the course with an elapsed time of 8:56:47

The general lack of wind and seabreeze that failed to materialise, left hundreds of teams struggling to reach the Needles before the tidal gate slammed shut in the early part of the race.

Those who sneaked through had little option other than to soldier on and endure a slow, challenging, and extremely hot rounding.

The 87th edition of the Round the Island Race run in association with Cloudy Bay.

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