The day that Round the Island Race records tumbled

Sir Ben Ainslie on his way to breaking the Round the Island Record by over 15 minutes (2hrs 52 mins 15 secs) onboard J.P. Morgan BAR AC45. The win was dedicated to the memory of his friend Andrew ’Bart’ Simpson, who died in a sailing accident recently. A black ribbon with ’Bart’ in the middle were worn by the crew in his memory.
In the Round the Island Race, Saturday 1st June was certainly a day to remember, a day of highs, and more highs and, it was a day for records to tumble. It was the day when Great Britain's most successful Olympic sailor, Sir Ben Ainslie and his all-British crew aboard J.P. Morgan BAR, trounced the existing Round the Island Race multihull record, held for 12 years, by an impressive 16 minutes.

In the monohull fleet the biggest boat in the IRC classes, Mike Slade's 100ft ICAP Leopard was not far behind. He crossed the finish line 40 minutes after Ainslie, shaving almost ten minutes off the monohull race record he had set back in 2008.

Title sponsor J.P. Morgan Asset Management, summed up their team's thoughts on the day. Jasper Berens, Head of UK, J.P. Morgan Assert Management, commented: 'It's so fantastic to be here and to raise such superb amounts for the Race charity, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. It was a vintage year in terms of weather and the racing and it was incredible to see so many happy, smiling faces in Cowes. The fact that Ben and his team on J.P. Morgan BAR achieved the Round the Island race multihull record, just topped it off. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.'

On behalf of the Island Sailing Club, Dave Atkinson, Race Safety Officer, had little cause for concern during his long day that started at 0245 and finished at 2350. He commented: 'We had the least number of incidents to deal with for a very long time and nothing major occurred out on the water. The entire Race team, that numbers around 170 people on the day and ranged from spotters to results teams, cannot be praised highly enough.'

The crew from 5 West, the 2013 winners of the Gold Roman Bowl. Jonathan Taylor, Alex Mills, Robert Greenhalgh are flanked by left, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and on the right, Corrie McQueen from J.P. Morgan Asset Management - 2013 Round the Island Race
Patrick Eden

Today, Sunday 2nd June, wrapped everything up nicely with more great weather and the Race Prizegiving which was held at the Island Sailing Club where the Commodore Rod Nicholls was joined on stage by Corrie McQueen from J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to hand out the gold and silverware to the deserving prizewinners.

The most coveted prize, the Gold Roman Bowl and JPMAM Salver for First Overall IRC went to 5 West, the TP52 owned and helmed by Sir Keith Mills and Robert Greenhalgh.

The Silver Roman Bowl and JPMAM Salver for Second Overall IRC went to Pace and Johnny Vincent. The Observer Trophy and JPMAM Trophy for First Monohull to finish went to Mike Slade and ICAP Leopard.

Next year, the Race is held on Saturday 21st June and the Island Sailing Club.

Trophy Winners   Observer Trophy & Jpmam Trophy - First Monohull To Finish   Gbr1r            Icap Leopard            Mike Slade                        Gold Roman Bowl & Jpmam Salver - First Overall Irc          Gbr1851n            5 West            Sir Keith Mills/Tim Hedges                        Silver Roman Bowl & Jpmam Salver - Second Overall Irc                   Gbr528r            Pace            Johnny Vincent                        Royal Thames Challenge Trophy & Jpmam Salver - Third O/A Irc             Fra38902            Raging Bee            Dussere Louis-Marie                        Royal London Challenge Cup & Jpmam Salver  - Fourth O/A Irc             Ned46            Tonnerre De Breskens 3            P.W. Vroon                        Jpmorgan Trophy - First Overall Irc Group 0                             Gbr1851n            5 West            Tim Hedges                        Owen Parker Memorial Trophy - First Overall Irc Group 1                 Gbr7383r            Puma Logic            Sailing Logic                        Irc Division 1a                                                         Swe40            Hurrycane Vii            Ken Bruneflod                        Irc Division 1b                                                         Gbr7383r            Puma Logic            Sailing Logic                        Irc Division 1c                                                         Gbr1010l            Xinska            Bernard Olesinski                        Yeoman Challenge Trophy - First Overall Irc Group 2                     Fra38902            Raging Bee            Dussere Louis-Marie                        Irc Division 2a                                                         Gbr6969l            Grandslam            Michael Ronson                        Irc Division 2b                                                          Fra38902            Raging Bee            Dussere Louis-Marie                        Irc Division 2c                                                         Gbr7712r            Zarafa            Peter Scholfield                        Irc Division 2d                                                         Gbr9633r            Ruthless            Martin Pearson                        Champagne Mumm Challenge Cup - First Overall Irc Group 3                K9            Woof            Jo Richards                        Irc Division 3a                                                         Gbr4365t            Enigma            Ian Braham                        Irc Division 3b                                                          Gbr8795t            Chablis            Richard Freemantle                        Irc Division 3c                                                         K9            Woof            Jo Richards                        Irc Division 3d                                                         K1328t            Flying Boat            Michael J Shaw                        Methuselah Trophy - First Irc Team                                      Royal Ocean Racing Club (Erivale Iii, Bembridge Boat Storage, La Reponse)                        Jeroboam Trophy - Second Irc Team                                       Royal Lymington Yacht Club Team 1 (Zarafa, Nordic Bear, Love In A Mist)                                                Conrad Ritblat Trophy & Jpmam Salver - First Irc To Finish              Gbr1r            Icap Leopard            Mike Slade                        Silver Gilt Roman Bowl & Jpmam Salver - First Overall Iscrs             Gbr1488l            Sky Hunter Ii            Peter Bainbridge                        Fidelis Trophy - Second Overall Isc Rating System                       Gbr8078r            Firefly            Nick Atkinson                        Geisco Trophy - Third Overall Isc Rating System                         101            Cherete            Brian Haugh                        Crankshaw Bowl - O/A Winner Iscrs Grp 4                                 Gbr1488l            Sky Hunter Ii            Peter Bainbridge                        Isc Rating System Division 4a                                            62505            Lady Mariposa            Daniel Hardy                        Isc Rating System Division 4b                                           Gbr1488l            Sky Hunter Ii            Peter Bainbridge                        Isc Rating System Division 4c                                           Gbr3317l            Lupo Di Mare            Mr Nick Holland                        Jimmie Read Memorial Cup - O/A Winner Iscrs Grp 5                       Gbr100x            Thunder Squall            Julian James                        Isc Rating System Division 5a                                           Gbr8792t            Tikka            Bill Dixon                        Isc Rating System Division 5b                                            Gbr100x            Thunder Squall            Julian James                        Isc Rating System Division 5c                                           Gbr2965l            Thalia            Andy Banks                        Fedalah Challenge Trophy - O/A Winner Iscrs Grp 6                       Gbr9585t            Pickle            Jeremy & Max Vines                        Isc Rating System Division 6a                                           Gbr9585t            Pickle            Jeremy & Max Vines                        Isc Rating System Division 6b                                           Gbr7442r            Sundancer Of Chichester            John Nelson                        Isc Rating System Division 6c                                           Gbr8295t            Effusion            Ricky Bruton                        Spread Eagle Trophy - O/A Winner Iscrs Grp 7                            Gbr3428t            Cloudy Bay            Richard Scarff                        Trafalgar 200 Trophy - O/A Winner Iscrs Grp 8                           101            Cherete            Brian Haugh                        Isc Rating System Division 7a                                            Gbr4899t            Gazelle            Minka Armitage                        Isc Rating System Division 7b                                           Gbr3428t            Cloudy Bay            Richard Scarff                        Isc Rating System Division 7c                                           K4519            Kusima            Tim Buckley                        Isc Rating System Division 7d                                           509x            It's Now Or  Never            Tony Brookes                        Isc Rating System Division 8a                                           Gbr7168            Strider            Peter Draycott                        Isc Rating System Division 8b                                           Gbr1445l            Arty Miss            Stephen Booy                        Isc Rating System Division 8c                                           Gbr2617l            Haggis            Andrew Buchanan, Rebecca Taylor And Stuart Buchana                        Isc Rating System Division 8d                                           101            Cherete            Brian Haugh                        Arun Yacht Club Team Trophy - First Iscrs Team                          Arun Yacht Club Light Brigade (Sooper Trooper, Dedicated Dancer, Fingers Crossed)                                                Jeroboam Trophy - Second Iscrs Team                                     Royal Air Force Yacht Club Team 1 (Arty Miss, Notso, Aliki)                                                Henri Lloyd Challenge Trophy - First Iscrs Boat To Finish               62505            Lady Mariposa            Daniel Hardy                        Golden Miller Challenge Cup - Overall Winner Gp/Mocra M'hull             Gbr714m            Buzz            Phil Cotton                        Trifle Trophy - 1st Mocra Racing Multihull On Corrected Time             001            Orion            Harvey Bowden                        Hoya Trophy - 1st Bridgedeck Catamaran Cruiser On Corrected             5            R5            Robert Barker                        Dean & Reddyhoff Trophy - 1st Multihull Gp On Corrected Time             Gbr714m            Buzz            Phil Cotton                        Freedom Challenge Bowl - First Gp/Mocra Multihull To Finish             3x            J.P. Morgan Bar            Sir Ben Ainslie                        Catalac Trophy - First Catalac Cruiser On Corrected Time                Not Awarded                                                Iroquois Sovereign - First Iroquois Cat On Corrected Time               137            Fortunella            Peter Ellison                        Sailing Logic First 40 Trophy                                            Swe40            Hurrycane Vii            Ken Bruneflod                        Renaissance Trophy - Classic Racing Yachts                              A154            Stren            Roddy Steel                        Field Barnacle - First Classic Racing Yacht To Finish                   Gbr4712r            Outrageous            Mark Stevenson                        Class 40 Round The Island Race Trophy                                   Fra124            Al Bucq            Riccardo Pavoncelli                        Vaphio Cup                                                              Gbr721x            Nautica            Aimee Deacon                        Contessa Challenge Trophy - Contessa 32                                 Gbr3419            Binkie Ii            Colin Wetherall                        Whale Trophy - First Cornish Shrimper On Elapsed Time                   1067            Polly            Mark Pollington                        Red Lion Trophy - First Folkboat                                        Gbr718            Crackerjack            Stuart Watson & Matthew Jones                        Shamrock Challenge Trophy - First Gaffer To Finish                      3            Coral            Richard Oswald                        Jubilee Trophy - First Gaffer, Division 1                               3            Coral            Richard Oswald                        Discovery Trophy - First Gaffer, Division 2                             Os1            Foxhound            Richard Rouse                        Foxhound Trophy - First Gaffer, Division 3                              1067            Polly            Mark Pollington                        Gk24 Cup - First Iscrs Gk24 On Corrected Time                           Gbr7168            Strider            Peter Draycott                        Kemp Masts Salver - First Hunter 27 Ood                                 Not Awarded                                                    Turbo Uk Cup - First 707                                                Gbr7022n            Tigerfeet            Matthew Streeter                        Timex Watches And Jack Knights Trophies - First J/80                    Gbr1360            J.A.T            Chris Taylor                        Westerly Trophy - First Iscrs J24                                       Gbr4044            Clewless            Team Clewless                        Laser Trophy - First Sb20                                               Gbr3571            Turbulence Too            Paul French                        Kemp Sails Mini Tonner Trophy - First Mini Tonner                       Gbr8188r            Mw Dream On            Nathan Cordy                        Sonata Salver - First Sonata On Corrected Time                           Gbr8300n            Selene            Joe Cross                        Halmatic Trophy - First Nicholson 32                                    K3031            Beltana            Mr H. Crothers                        Nicholson 35 Challenge Trophy - First Iscrs Nicholson 35                Not Awarded                                                Lombard Marine Finance Challenge Trophy - First Open 60                 Gbr99            Hugo Boss            Alex Thomson                        Elephant Trophy - First Quarter Tonner                                  Fra7891            Bullit            Morty                        First Rc44                                                              Gbr2041            Team Aqua            Chris Bake - Rc 44 Team Aqua                        Owen Aisher Challenge Cup - First Isc Rating Sys Scod                   Sc59            Ngauruhoe            Simon Eveleigh                        Edward Heath Trophy - First Sportsboat On Corrected Time                Gbr123j            Spitfire            Wing Commander Simon Ling Raf                        Westerly Silver Jubilee Cup - First Irc Storm 33 To Finish              Gbr7681t            Evening Storm            David Scott                        Small Luxury Hotels Challenge Cup - Sunsail F40                         Gbr4009n            Sunsail 4009            Team Mcb                        Trapper Trophy - First Irc Trapper 300 On Corrected Time                Gbr3766t            Google-Eye            Pat Stables & Nigel Hunter                        Brianngee Vega Assoc. Challenge Cup - First Iscrs Vega                  Not Awarded                                                Victoria Cup - First Iscrs Victoria Shadow Assoc. Yacht                 Gbr7910t            Tracker            Jerry Bottrill                        X-Yachts Trophy - First Irc X-Yacht On Corrected Time                   Gbr1010l            Xinska            Bernard Olesinski                        First X332 Yacht On Corrected Time                                      Gbr8500r            Brightwork            Bob And Jon Baker                        Bavaria Owners Assoc Cup - 1st Irc Bavaria On Corrected Time             Gbr8560r            Hkj Firestarter            Keith Lovett                        Bavaria Owners Assoc Cup - 1st Iscrs Bavaria Corrected Time             Gbr2821l            Dark Star            Dave Rostron                        Telford Goblet - First Irc Inst. Of Civil Engineers Yacht               Gbr8241t            Alfa Helix            Bob Barlow                        John Franks Trophy - First Irc Sailing School Boat                      Gbr7383r            Puma Logic            Sailing Logic                        Cecil Donne Cup - First Irc Old Carthusian Yacht                        Gbr123            Xara            Jonathan And Anne Rolls                        Shepherds Trophy - First Iscrs Chartered Surveyors Yacht                Gbr1695l            Musketeer            Jeremy Young                        Shepherds Trophy - First Irc Chartered Surveyors Yacht                  Gbr6809r            Vertigo            Martyn Chase                        Jpmorgan Asset Mgmnt Family Trophy - First Family Boat                  Gbr1488l            Sky Hunter Ii            Peter Bainbridge                        Raymarine Rir Young Sailor Trophy                                       Gbr1180l            Alamara B Ii            Ole Bettum                        Tenacity Trophy - Last Boat To Finish Within The Time Limit             Gbr2713l      Peggotty       Liam Thom                                               

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