manroland sheetfed wins 2012 J P Morgan Round the Island Gold Roman Bowl
Cowes 30 June 2012. Tony Langley’s TP52 race yacht manroland sheetfed is the winner of the prestigious Gold Roman Bowl for first boat overall on IRC handicap to complete the J P Morgan Round the Island yacht race, which is held annually around the Isle of Wight. Competing in class IRC 0, manroland sheetfed was the second monohull to complete the course, finishing in 4hrs, 42mins and 12secs to win on corrected time by just 3 minutes.
Langley’s Farr 45 Atomic, loaned to Toe in the Water - the charity which provides sailing for servicemen who have lost limbs in action - was the 1st of nine competing Farr 45’s to complete the course in challenging conditions.
Roger Thompson of J.P. Morgan Asset Management (left) with part of the pro-am winning crew of
‘Manroland Sheetfed’ and Tony Langley holding the Gold Roman Bowl, presented by Dame Ellen MacArthur.
About the Round the Island Race.
The Round the Island Race is the world’s largest yacht race and the Gold Roman Bowl one of the sport’s most coveted trophies. Staged annually by the Island Sailing Club, the 50.1 nautical miles race around the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England, was first held in 1931 when just 25 yachts took part. In 2012 there were 1,647 entries with over 15,000 crew competing in more than 40 classes under a handicap system known as IRC, for the famous Gold Roman Bowl trophy, which is awarded to the overall winner.