Date set for world's largest race
The 2009 JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race will take place on 20 June.
It is the largest annual yacht race of its kind in the world. 1,875 entered the 2008 event.
Typically, there are around 16,000 keen sailors out on the water, from Olympic medallists and round-the-world skippers to first timers and family cruisers. For everyone, the challenge is the same: to complete the 50 nautical mile course round the Isle of Wight.