From the following article on bymnews,com
Saturday 1st June 2013 was certainly a day to remember. it was a day of highs, and more highs and, it was a day for Round the Island Race records to tumble. It was the day when Great Britain's most successful Olympic sailor and America's Cup winner, Sir Ben Ainslie, and his all-British crew aboard the AC45 J.P. Morgan BAR, trounced the existing Round the Island Race multihull record, held for 12 years by Francis Joyon, by an impressive 16 minutes. The gauntlet has been well and truly thrown down for Race Day on 21st June 2014 ...and 2.52.15 is the time to beat!
Meanwhile, Sir Ben, under the auspices of J.P. Morgan Asset Management and the Island Sailing Club, will be holding a public Q&A session on 8th January at the London Boat Show where his Race record-breaking AC45 will be on display and there will be some exciting Race news announced at 11.30am.
read more here
It's interesting to note that the absolute record around the course is held by the MOD70 trimaran 'Foncia' with 'Oman Air-Musandam' hot on their heels but it was set during Cowes week 2012 not the Round the Island Race.