What began as a race of 25 in 1931 has grown to become a global event attracting sailors from all over the world. For many, it is a not-to-be-missed battle of wits, involving unpredictable winds, ever-changing currents and challenging tides.
There are over one hundred trophies up for grabs, the most famous of these trophies is the Gold Roman Bowl, which has been awarded to the overall winner of the race since the first race in 1931. This year, eight lucky yachts will also be awarded a prize of an authentic swiss made Marathon Watch.
To celebrate being the Official Race Timekeeper, Marathon is launching a Limited Edition Round the Island Race Marathon Stopwatch - a serious piece of shockproof, waterproof, nautical kit.
This unique stopwatch delivers precision timing to help competitors get across the start line in perfect time and reach the finish line ahead of the rest. The stopwatch features a unique face design inspired by the race logo. Stay tuned for more information.
"The iconic Round the Island Race encapsulates the spirit of adventure that Marathon Watch respects and we are delighted to be the Official Race Timekeeper Partner of the 2022 race. We are proud to support the organisers and to play a part in a race that is both for the elite boats, as well as the family sailors."
- Mitchell Wein (Marathon President)