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Round the Island Race 'has incredible atmosphere'

Wed 6 Jul 2011

Round the Island Race 'has incredible atmosphere'

The JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, which took place on the Isle of Wight recently, has been described as having an "incredible" atmosphere.

Anthony Chapman, chief sailing instructor at Rutland Water, stated he was "pleased" with his first attempt at the competition, which saw thousands of sailors travel to the island to take part.

Speaking to the Peterborough Evening Telegraph, he said: "It's a little bit different from sailing on a reservoir, with some massive waves to contend with.

"We did end up tipped over on our side at one point but we quickly corrected."

Mr Chapman added he is planning to bring a team back to the Isle of Wight to take part in the Round the Island Race again next summer.

The 2012 contest is set to take place on June 30th, with French skipper Lionel Lemonchois likely to return to defend his title as the fastest around the island in this year's competition.

Dave Atkinson, assistant principal race officer, said he has received lots of compliments about the 2011 event.

Posted by Adam Pearson ADNFCR-3083-ID-800613030-ADNFCR

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