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International Freight Forwarders Bellville Rodair Sponsor Bella for 2013 Round the Island Race

http://www.bellvillerodair.comAward-winning international Freight Forwarder Bellville Rodair is sponsoring Bella for the 2013 race around the Isle of Wight.

The annual J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight, an island situated off the south coast of England. The race regularly attracts over 1,700 boats and around 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world and the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK, after the London Marathon and the Great North and South Runs.

Competitors come from all over the UK, other parts of Europe and as far away as the USA to follow the 50 nautical mile course round the Isle of Wight. Starting on the famous Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes, the fleet races westabout, to The Needles, round St Catherine's Point and Bembridge Ledge buoy, and back into the Solent to the finish line at Cowes.

Spectators can find many vantage points both on the mainland and on the Isle of Wight to watch the race progress. The first start in Cowes is at 5am but you can find more information about where the boats will be at different times during the day by clicking here. Those who cannot get to watch in person can keep an eye on the race’s progress on the website, via our live text commentary and our boat tracking facility.

The race is a great opportunity to watch world-renowned sailors racing against families and first time racers.

Terry Walpole, Chairman of Bellville Rodair International (, who has so far gained most of his sailing experience in the sunnier climes of the Med, is relishing the opportunity of racing in Round the Island 2013 with sailing's greats such as Sir Robin Knox-Johnston as he joins Bella's team for one of her first competitive races since her significant upgrade.

Posted 19th March @ 5:31

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