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Round the Island Race 'a great day out for visitors'

Tue 8 Mar 2011

Round the Island Race 'a great day out for visitors'

Tourists planning their Isle of Wight holidays have been informed that watching the annual JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race can be a great day out.

The Isle of Wight Council has named the event, which is set to take place on June 25th 2011, as one of the top things to do on the island this summer.

It pointed out that hundreds of people travel to the island every year to take part in the race, with many of them amateurs.

A smattering of celebrities can usually also be spotted trying their hand at the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race as special guests for the professionals who enter, which regularly include Dame Ellen MacArthur.

The council noted that the race provides tourists on Isle of Wight holidays the opportunity to watch "spinnaker sails in all colours of the rainbow billowing in the wind" which creates a "dazzling sight".

Some 666 entrants have already confirmed they are taking part in the 2011 race.

Posted by Louise Parkes ADNFCR-3083-ID-800448161-ADNFCR

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