Sunday, 20 June 2010
The crew of the 2010 Gold Roman Bowl winner ‘Nordic Bear’, flanked by Roger Thompson, and right, Mike Golding. Image copyright Patrick Eden.
by Peta Stuart-Hunt
Sunday dawned bright, warm and sunny as hundreds of competitors from the 79th edition of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race headed for the Island Sailing Club (ISC) to the event prizegiving to be honoured with their gold and silverware spoils after a superbly successful J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race yesterday. The race is being regarded by Organisers, Sponsors, Race Partners and the all-important 1700+ competitors as one of the most successful on record.
ICAP Leopard, first at the Needles. Image copyright onEdition.
This morning’s prizegiving was introduced and MC’d by ISC Sailing Secretary Chris Thomas who welcomed onto the stage the Commodore Bill Pimlott, Roger Thompson, UK Head of J.P. Morgan Asset Management and one of the world’s best offshore racing sailors, Mike Golding OBE. Everyone was in excellent spirits and the tables were groaning under the stunning array of trophies, salvers, Nautica Watches and Old Pulteney Whisky!
The fleet heading down the western Solent in the early morning light. Image copyright onEdition.
The Commodore made special mention of the small army of volunteers and the ISC teams who help to pull this event together each year. Roger Thompson highlighted how much J.P. Morgan Asset Management enjoys working with the Island Sailing Club and said that this great event just keeps going from strength to strength.
The Wave, Muscat, Oman Sail were first home of the X40s, but chased Mike Golding's ECOVER at the beginning of the race. Image copyright onEdition.
Roger, together with Mike Golding, handed out the trophies to some very proud competitors including the winner of this year’s Gold Roman Bowl, Brian Appleyard and his crew on the Nordic Folkboat Nordic Bear. To wind up the proceedings, Brian took the microphone to thank the ISC for organising another great race and J.P. Morgan Asset Management for their continuing sponsorship Brian also paid tribute to whoever it is ‘up there’ who organised a great course and great weather yesterday!
Velsheda heads down the western Solent in the early morning light. Image copyright onEdition.
The full 2010 Results for individual classes and the list of trophy winners is available in the 2010 Results Book
Some of the notable highlights from this year’s Race include:
GOLD ROMAN BOWL & J.P. Morgan Asset Management Salver - First Overall IRC
GBR731 NORDIC BEAR Brian Appleyard
SILVER ROMAN BOWL & J.P. Morgan Asset Management Salver - Second Overall IRC
FGBR707 MADELAINE Madelaine and Isobella Donald
SILVER GILT ROMAN BOWL & J.P. Morgan Asset Management Salver - First Overall ISC Rating System
K771 TWILIGHT Patrick Moreton
FIDELIS TROPHY - Second Overall ISC Rating System
OBSERVER TROPHY & J.P. Morgan Asset Management Salver - First Monohull to finish
GBR1R ICAP LEOPARD MIKE SLADE
Francis Joyon on board IDEC - line honours once again, but not a record course time this year. Image copyright onEdition.
FREEDOM CHALLENGE BOWL - First GP/MOCRA Multihull to finish
17 IDEC FRANCIS JOYON
CONRAD RITBLAT TROPHY & JPMAM SALVER - First IRC to finish
GBR1R ICAP LEOPARD MIKE SLADE
LLOYDS BANK TROPHY - First ISC Rating System boat to finish
GBR2016 OSPREY Mr Nickolas Imregi
IDEC approaching the finishing line. Image copyright onEdition.
RAYMARINE Round the Island Race YOUNG SAILOR TROPHY
GBR9027T POCKET ROCKET Matt Ponsford
J.P.MORGAN ASSET MANAGEMENT FAMILY TROPHY - First family boat
GBR9585T PICKLE Jeremy & Max Vines
New for 2010
TENACITY TROPHY - Last boat to finish within the time limit
Next year’s Round the Island Race takes place on Saturday June 25th. Importantly this will be the 80th Anniversary Race and the organisers are anticipating a record entry.
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race