Exciting HD Photos: 133 boats race around the Isle of Wight and raise £5,000 for charity

You might have seen these boats racing around the Isle of Wight at the weekend. Here’s a chance to look at them close up. See Rick Tomlinson’s excellent gallery of images shot from the water

RORC Race the Wight 1 August 2020 - Rumbleflurg

Saturday’s Race the Wight – organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) – brought with it an unexpected delight for many Islanders living along the Isle of Wight coast.

For those who can’t see the water from their windows, here at News OnTheWight we thought you might appreciate this gallery of shots taken on the day by Rick Tomlinson.

As always, Rick has managed to capture the real essence of the race, which saw 133 boats take part with crews from around the World.

Line honours
Mike Bartholomew’s Tokoloshe II took a double win for Monohull Line Honours and the race overall after IRC Time Correction.

Multihull Line Honours went to PowerPlay, helmed by Peter Cunningham.

Class Winners included; Giovanni Belgrano’s Whooper which was also second overall; Ross Applebey’s Scarlet Oyster, Jim Driver’s Chilli Pepper and Richard Palmer’s Jangada (all pictured below).

Peter said,

“That is the first time I have raced around the Island. The sun was shining, a beautiful day, a great boat, top crew and a fun race.

“This was a fantastic way to come out of quarantine. We plan to do more RORC racing during August and September.”

Money raised for great causes
Over £5,000 in entry fees will be going to NHS Charities and the Scaramouche Sailing Trust.

Well done to all to took part and organised. It was a lovely treat to see the boats sailing by whilst out in the garden.

Click on the image to see larger version and click through the gallery by clicking on the arrows

RORC Race the Wight 1 August 2020 - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 1 August 2020 - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 1 August 2020 - Scaramouche - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 1 August 2020 - Riot - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 1 August 2020 - Eros - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 1 August 2020 - Scaramouche Reefer X - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 1 August 2020 - Rumbleflurg - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 01 August 2020 - Jangarda Chilli Pepper - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 1 August 2020 - Chilli Pepper - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 1 August 2020 - Scarlet Oyster, Gr8 Banter
RORC Race the Wight 1 August 2020 - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 1 August 2020 - Ino - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 1 August 2020 - Ruthless - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 1 August 2020 - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 1 August 2020 - Powerplay - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 1 August 2020 - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 01 August 2020 - Ruthless - Dehler 33 Cr - Martin Pearson - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 1 August 2020 - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 1 August 2020 - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 1 August 2020 - Scarlet Oyster - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 01 August 2020 - Slinky Malinki - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 1 August 2020 - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 1 August 2020 - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 01 August 2020 - Whooper - © Rick Tomlinson
RORC Race the Wight 1 August 2020 - Whooper - © Rick Tomlinson

Read the full report on the RORC Website.

Images: © Rick Tomlinson/[email protected]

Monday, 3rd August, 2020 6:54pm

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