Success For RSC Sailors in Round The Island Race
On Saturday, Roland & Naomi Smith, Newton & Scott Anthony, Steve Sharp and Graham Marks took part in the Round The Island Race in ‘Raspberry Ripple’, the Smith’s Hanse 432. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the race, it is set as a course of 1 lap around the Isle of Wight. The race annually attracts around 1700 yachts. The start is divided into groups at 10 minute intervals with approximately 150 yachts in each. In light airs Raspberry Ripple completed the course in 11 hours and 3 minutes, and was first across the finish line in her starting group. After handicap correction she was first in her division and 16th in the ISC handicap system of around 700 yachts.