The RaceRound the Island Race 90th Anniversary Competition

This competition was inspired by the Yachts & Yachting Editor who, in 1957, offered a prize of two guineas to the reader who could correctly identify the number of yachts in a picture of the becalmed start that year. To celebrate 90 years of Britain's Favourite Yacht Race we're offering you a similar challenge.

Win one of these fabulous prizes from our partners


Worth £4045

Engineered for captains that want it all. Available with RealVision 3D, 1kW CHIRP sonar, and Raymarine HybridTouch control, Axiom Pro is the new standard for 'all-in-one' multifunction devices. And with a blazing fast quad core processor, a super bright high-definition IPS display, and the smart LightHouse OS, Axiom Pro delivers a fluid and intuitive navigation experience. Axiom Pro is easy to expand into an advanced navigation network that includes multiple Raymarine Axiom displays, CHIRP radar, Evolution autopilot, FLIR thermal night vision technology, and more.

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RRP £260

Freakishly smooth footage. Smart-capture superpowers. Battle-tested and waterproof without a housing. This is HERO7 Black, the most advanced GoPro ever. With HyperSmooth stabilization, you'll get gimbal like video - without the gimbal. Now with live streaming and the GoPro app, you can share every amazing moment as you live it.

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Men or Womens fit

RRP £260

Fully featured sailing jacket for coastal sailing. Based on the iconic Helly hansen flag stripe first used in the sailing jackets made for the Norwegian 1981 Whitbread around the world entry "Berge Viking". The Salt Coastal Jacket is a modern sailing jacket made from waterproof and breathable HELLYTECH ® and has the key coastal jacket features with doublecuffs, a high protective collar with high-vis hood and Solas rated reflective patches.

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RRP £25 each

Ideal for sailing fanatics. Bracelets are British-made, in genuine sailing rope and held by ultra-strong magnetic clasps embossed with Trust branding.
The caps are cotton with Trust branding on the front.

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Worth £60 each

A year's subscription to one of your favourite sailing magazines,either Sailing Today with Yachts & Yachting, or Classic Boat.

Sailing Today is the magazine for hands-on cruising sailors whose love of sailing takes them around the British Isles, across the Channel and beyond. Yachts & Yachting is the leading performance sailing magazine, covering every aspect of the racing scene and sailing techniques. Classic Boat is the definitive magazine for everyone seeking credible advice, reviews and information about classic boats, events and gatherings worldwide.

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Simply count the number of competitor boats in the picture below

Our panel of independent judges have agreed a number - the ten closest answers will win an annual subscription to Sailing Today / Yachts & Yachting or Classic Boat Magazine. All entries will go into a draw for the other prizes.
Open to UK residents aged 18+ Closing date : 5pm 5 July 2021.

Submit your answer here

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Terms and conditions

  1. The promoter is: The Island Sailing Club (ISC), Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7RE.
  2. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over except employees of the ISC and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions
  5. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via
  6. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified. Automatically generated entries and entries via agents or third parties are invalid and shall not be considered. Entries become the property of the Promoter and are not returned.
  7. Closing date for entry will be 5pm on the 5 July 2021. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  8. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter's control.
  9. Ten entrants, whose estimate is closest to the total number of boats in the image (number as judged by an independent panel of judges appointed by the Promoter) will win an annual subscription to either Sailing Today with Yachts & Yachting, or Classic Boat magazine (12 magazines sent to the winner's nominated address).
  10. All entries received and verified by the Promoter and or its agents, will be entered into a Prize Draw. Winners will be drawn at random by software and prizes allocated as follows:
    1st entry drawn : Raymarine E70482-00-202 Axiom 12 Pro-S 12 Inch Multifunctional Display with Raymarine LightHouse Chart.
    2nd entry drawn : GoPro Hero7.
    3rd entry drawn : HH Salt Coastal jacket (winner can choose mens or womens fit and size, subject to availability).
    4th - 8th entries drawn : EMCT Boing Bracelets.
    9th - 13th entries drawn : EMCT caps.
  11. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
  12. The prizes are as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  13. The winner will be notified by email within 5 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  14. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize will be delivered.
  15. The promoter's decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  16. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
  17. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant's prior consent.
  18. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to the Island Sailing Club and not to any other party.