JP Morgan and the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust partner with the Round the Island Race

It has been announced

today that JP Morgan will sponsor a further two Round the Island races, while

the Ellen MacAruthur Cancer Trust has been chosen as the race’s official

charity for 2014.

The Island Racing Club

commodore John Dudley made the announcements at the London Boat Show on

Wednesday morning. 

Speaking at the boat

show, he said: “JP Morgan Asset Management have been a great sponsor over the

last nine years and that’s why it’s fantastic to announce that they have

committed to sponsor the race for a further two years, to include 2015 and

2016.

“Sponsorship is a key

part of the race, allowing us to provide the best services and facilities to

our competitors.”

For every tweet containing

the hashtag #raceforall, JP Morgan will also donate £1 to the Ellen MacArthur Cancer

Trust. 

Last year’s race saw

Olympic sailor Ben Ainslie break the multihull record by 16 minutes and eight

seconds, completing the race in a mere two hours and 52 minutes.

“It always fills the Island

Sailing Club with great pride that Ben comes and competes each year. To have Ben

bring the AC45 to the race was extra special”, said Mr Dudley.