J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race – Friday

One of the world’s largest yacht races gets underway tomorrow.

Dame Ellen MacArthur will fire the start gun at 5am for the J.P. Morgan Round the Island Race. Over 16 thousand people compete in the 50 mile endurance sail around the Isle of Wight.

It’s one of the only national sporting events where Olympic Gold medallists compete on the same course as first timers and families.

Dave Atkinson is from the organisers, the Island Sailing Club.

Dave Atkinson - Island Sailing Club