Notorious wins the Gold Roman Bowl

TP52 Notorious was first overall in the IRC Class and won the coveted Gold Roman Bowl and the Observer Trophy for Monohull Line Honours in the Round the Island Race.

Local Cowes resident Peter Morton, owner and skipper of Notorious said: “I’ve not had the boat that long but I’ve competed in Round the Island Race many times over the last 50 years in various boats I’ve owned. It’s one of the most famous yacht races in the World and we went out to try and win. It’s 40 years ago since I won it on a little 25ft boat called ‘Odd Job’, so today was very special for me.”

The first boat to cross the finish line was the multihull Highland Fling 18, which completed the race in 3 hours, 39 minutes and 5 seconds and wins the Freedom Challenge Bowl (Line Honours for Multihull Grand Prix & MOCRA Racing Classes).

Irvine Laidlaw, owner and helm of Highland Fling 18 said: “It was the first event for us in 2024 and we’ve travelled over 3,000 miles from Palma to be here but it’s worth it! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the race – it’s such a great race and I like the fact we go around an island with the start and finish in the same place, it’s rather satisfying.”

A huge congratulations to all competitors for managing the tough conditions. The results are being updated as boats pass through the finish line.

This year, the Race Team and the Island Sailing Club (ISC) staged an Official Hospitality Venue on Cowes Parade and very much welcomed everyone. It’s free to enter, everyone is welcome, and it will be open throughout the race weekend. This shoreside venue will be the best place to enjoy the buzz of the race, meet up with friends over a few drinks in the Crew Bar and enjoy the live music. More info on the event website.

The prizegiving will be held at noon on Sunday 16 June at the Official Race Venue on Cowes Parade.

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