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Old 30 June 2016, 09:42   #1
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Round the island race

I was thinking of taking my rib to watch the sailing boats go around the iow on Saturday morning.

Has anyone been or can recommend a good vantage point?

I was thinking of between cowes and Yarmouth as I will be going from Poole but don't want to sit about in the needles channel.

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We normally sit in Alum bay or Scratchells bay - dependent on wind direction etc, you get a blinding view from either vantage point - 100's and 100's of yachts running down to St Catherine's with spinnakers up is quite a sight .
Navigating Hurst can be interesting in the morning, gets busy................
Yarmouth RNLI normally sit in Alum bay ready for the inevitable grounding on Goose rock or the Needles. Cracking day!
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Last time I went we sat of Ryde for the beaching and collisions there - but I was in one of the rescue boats.
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Thanks for the Info, i think I will anchor up in alum bay if not too windy.
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Thanks for the Info, i think I will anchor up in alum bay if not too windy.
Might come and say hello!
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Change of plan, I am going sailing unexpectedly. Thanks for the replies and enjoy the spectacle.
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Great morning yesterday watching the racing, challenging conditions off the Needles, ribs were getting chucked around like corks! 16 was very busy with multiple incidents through-out the day inc MOB's, dis-masts, sinking's etc A few of the smaller boat classes were cancelled even before the off due to the weather. Took the below pic as the leader went past yarmouth
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