'The Round Texel Race' is the catamaran race in the world. Hundreds of “cat” sailors come to Texel and sail around the island as fast as possible. It’s a stunning sight. The start and finish are at Paal 17. Good views of the race can be had from various spots. At Paal 17, near the lighthouse, from the dyke at Oosterend and at NOIZ, at Oudeschild’s harbour and at `t Horntje. Come and encourage the participants.