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Round the Island Yacht Race

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Event timing: Late June
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Around 1700 yachts and 16,000 sailors compete in Island Sailing Club's Round the Island Yacht Race, one of the world's biggest yachting competitions. The billowing sails travel a 50-nautical mile circuit anticlockwise around the Isle of Wight, starting at Cowes.

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First Steam Locomotive Runs - 1804, Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto - 1848, Battle of Gujarat - 1849, Battle of Verdun Begins - 1916, SS Mendi Sunk off Isle of Wight - 1917
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