2nd edition of race starts from Cowes on 28 April

The second edition of RIOW Solo, a testing single-handed race around the Isle of Wight will start at from Egypt Point, Cowes on Saturday 28th April 2007. The race is aimed at mono-hull and multi-hull yachts from 25 feet to 40 feet, there is also a special class for Mini650’s

RIOW Solo hopes to encourage skippers who are new to solo sailing to gain experience in the familiar and convenient location of the Solent, with ample opportunity to meet fellow sailors at the Island Sailing Club prize giving on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th April.

The details of the race can be found at www.petitbateau.org where entries can be made and paid on line. Entries close on Saturday April 21st.

All Petit Bateau events are OPEN races to encourage development in shorthanded design and techniques. IRC or Mocra certificates are not required, but corrected times will be calculated for those with valid certificates and handicap prizes are also awarded.