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IOS Round The Island: Race

28th August, 10:00 - 17:00

The event is the longest dinghy and board race in Europe it should not be confused with so-called 24 hour races, which allow for a change of helm and crew.

The race is open to all classes of dinghy, catamaran and sailboard but any dinghy or catamaran that does not have an RYA Portsmouth Yardstick number should make contact with the IOS Sailing Club before the day of the event.


The race starts and finishes at Sheerness and is a clockwise circumnavigation of the island. Firstly by sea to Leysdown and around the NE tip of the Island, Shellness, and then into the Swale estuary. The Swale gradually narrows into the river, with the lifting road bridge at Kingsferry acting as an obstacle at its narrowest point. Larger dinghies and multihulls have to be stopped, heeled over and walked under the inner span of the bridge. The course continues up the Swale, through the ancient port of Queenborough and into the mouth of the Medway, before finally rounding Garrison Point to the open sea and the short distance back to the Club.

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Tide times

28 August 2022
↑HW 01:37 4.52m
↓LW 07:37 1.01m
↑HW 13:38 4.65m
↓LW 20:06 0.62m

Tide data for Margate

Last updated 10:55pm on 27 June 2022

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