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Round the Isle of Wight race 'is a great event'

Thu 17 Jun 2010

Round the Isle of Wight race 'is a great event'

A yachtsman taking part in this year's JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race at the Isle of Wight has described it as a great event.

Chris Davison is just one of the many thousands of sailors heading to the Isle of Wight this weekend for the occasion.

He said some of the entrants treat the Round the Island Race as a day out while others take it more seriously as a key part of their sporting calendar.

Speaking to the Ashbourne News Telegraph, he said: "I've done lots of Round the Island Races and providing it doesn't clash with another event it's on the calendar most years."

Big names taking part in this year's sailing race around the Isle of Wight include comedian Dave Spikey, former Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and Dame Ellen MacArthur, who will start the race at 05:00 BST on Saturday (June 19th 2010).

She follows in the prestigious footsteps of people such as Alan Titchmarsh and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston as race-starters at the event.

Posted by Steph White ADNFCR-3083-ID-19843148-ADNFCR

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