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Mr Zak, owner of the 160 foot Eleonara at the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, which started from the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, at 07.00 today, Saturday 30.06.12.
The J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race is the 4th largest participation sporting event in the UK. Organised by the Island Sailing Club, it is dubbed Britain’s favourite yacht race, attracting over 1,800 yachts and 16,000 competitors. www.roundtheisland.org.uk
Sailors come to compete from all over the UK and mainland Europe and from as far away as the USA and Australia to converge on Cowes, Isle of Wight, for a one day yacht racing spectacular. They are there to compete in the famous J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, and to follow its notorious 50 nautical mile course around the Island.
From a Race that had its first outing in 1931 with 25 yachts entered, this yachting extravaganza can rightfully claim its 21st century place as the 4th largest participation sporting event in the UK. Whatever the age, gender or level of ability, amateurs and professionals, first timers and old timers, this Race means something to everyone who enters it. Today, the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race is a festival of sailing that is as keenly followed ashore as it is afloat.
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