Isle Of Sheppey Round the Island Race
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IOS Race Video Clips

All clips © J. Bell or as noted.



Multihull start:

Fast handicap start:

Medium Handicap Start (part 1):

Medium Handicap Start (part 2):

Windsurfers / slow start:


Race video courtesy of Peter Bruce:


Fast Handicap Start

Medium Handicap Start


Video footage: © Gary Pike 1997.


The following short clips are from the 1997 Island race.
They require the RealPlayer plugin to be installed. (All videos to be updated to YouTube shortly).

Clip 1 57 secs
At the Kingsferry Bridge competitors must capsize their craft and walk underneath the bridge. This Graduate crew are unfortunate in demonstrating how not to do it! The RS400 of the eventual winners Steve Restall and Martyn Styles also features.

Clip 2 30 secs
This Osprey crew try to walk their craft under the bridge upright!

Clip 3 50 secs
Simon Allen in his International Canoe shows how it should be done.

Clip 4 1 min 2 0 secs
Competitors sailing along the Swale, just after Ridham Dock and just before the bridge.

Clip 5 1 min 35 secs
The fast handicap and sailboard start.

Clip 6 4 min 36 secs
A short video including the medium handicap start, the Swale, the bridge, the finish and the winners.