Kingfisher to sail round Isle of Wight

Ellen MacArthur MBE will compete in this Saturday’s Round The Island Race, Britain’s largest and arguably most popular yacht race, which starts from Cowes, Isle of Wight, at 08:30 BST.

MacArthur will race aboard her famed monohull, Kingfisher, in which she became the fastest woman to sail single-handed around the world and claimed second in the Vendée Globe Single Handed Round the World Race.

MacArthur’s dynamic high profile racing yacht will join more than 1,600 other yachts lining up for this year’s Round the Island Race 2002, a 50 nautical mile race course anti-clockwise around the Isle of Wight, which starts at the Royal Yacht Squadron starting line at Cowes.