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First entry confirmed for Isle of Wight sailing competition

Tue 8 Jan 2013

First entry confirmed for Isle of Wight sailing competition

The Redshank, a Devon-based 30 year-old Evolution 26, has been confirmed as the first early bird entry for this year's JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race on the Isle of Wight.

Stuart Palmer, a self-employed 47-year-old from Devon, owns and races the boat.

He is entering the prestigious competition for the first time but has two crew members - Julian Weyer Brown and Mathew Owen - who have previously taken part.

"We race at our home club and at the Torbay Regatta but the Round the Island Race is the biggest event for us to compete in," said Mr Palmer.

Final entry numbers for this year's competition, taking place on June 1st, are expected to be in the region of 1,700, with boat enthusiasts from around the world set to take part in the 50-mile race.

First taking place in 1931, the event has become a popular addition to the Isle of Wight's sporting calendar.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801518077-ADNFCR

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