The annual Round the Island race takes place this weekend and will see around 1,400 entrants racing to be the fastest to complete the 50 nautical mile course around the Isle of Wight.
We're delighted to announce that the Maxi 1200 'Baldur' will be taking part this year in the IRC Class 2 category against 144 other boats. 'Baldur' and her crew will start the race at 06:20 from the Royal Yachts Squadron line, Cowes on Saturday 1st July. To keep an eye on how they are getting on, you can follow their progress here - simply click on the map and then enter the name Baldur into the search box to get started.
At the time of writing the forecast looks good to get us safely round the needles before the tide turns - wish us luck!