It was another challenging 60nm offshore adventure for the Round the Island Race in the United Kingdom, hosted by the Island Sailing Club in Cowes, Isle of Wight. Over 1,000 boats began starting at 0630 hours. First off was the IRC Zero class, followed by over two-dozen more classes sailing across the Royal Yacht Squadron line. On Saturday, the high pressure system produced a light NE breeze to start, veering SE-SW during the afternoon depending where you were. In the IRC 2B Class were seven J/105s. Winning was the J/105 JOS OF HAMBLE, fourth the J/105 JIN & TONIC, sixth the J/105 TYREFIX UK, seventh the J/105 MOSTLY HARMLESS and eighth the J/105 JIGSAW. For more Round the Island Race information, visit http://www.roundtheisland.org.uk/web/code/php/main_c.php?section=home.