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Need more information about a UK sailing event?
Our UK Events Team are based in Port Solent, Portsmouth alongside our identical fleet of Sunsail Match First 40s, and will be happy to help with any queries you may have.

Please contact the Events Team to discuss your requirements on 02392 222 221.


Yacht Racing

At Sunsail, we want everyone to enjoy their yacht racing events as much as we do and there’s nothing like a day out on the water to revitalize and refresh. We offer a choice of yacht racing options including casual cruising at various rallies and cruises during the year. For those with a competitive edge, you can join an exisiting regatta or if you have enough people, why not make your own? We are involved in regattas all year round and all over the world, and have a UK fleet of identical Sunsail First Match 40 yachts at our base in Port Solent. The social side of regatta sailing is great fun wherever you choose to race.

  • Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

    Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week is the most famous yacht racing event in the world, with over 1000 boats and 8000 competitors, and Sunsail can put you at the heart of the action. Our exclusive one-design class, the Sunsail Match First 40s, is already entered into the regatta 2015 and we have yachts available for week charters either as bareboat or corporate skippered, guaranteeing you an exhilarating racing experience and great party scene.
    • Race Charter Package
    • One Day Racing Package
    • Hospitality Day Package
    • Individuals Racing Day
  • Round the Island Race

    The Round the Island Race is an annual yacht racing event that takes place in June and it's one of the most exhilarating and unique events on the sailing calendar, involving a circumnavigation of the Isle of Wight. This is an open regatta with around 1,800 yachts and 12,000 sailors, amateurs and professionals, participating. The Sunsail Match First 40 yachts are entered into their own class to provide you with the opportunity to participate in competitive match racing at its very best.
    • Boat Package
    • Individuals Package
  • Sunsail Racing Series

    Enjoy thrilling round the cans racing in the Solent onboard one of our identically matched fleet of Sunsail Match First 40’s in the Sunsail Racing Series. Participants can enter into the Spring, Summer and Autumn series, providing an opportunity to increase your competitive mileage and improve your racing ability. Two races take place on the Saturday and two on the Sunday, with successful teams from each round qualifying for the Racing Series final.
  • Other UK

    As well as the above events why not join Sunsail for some of the other fantastic regattas and events that we run or take part in throughout the year. Click the links to the right to explore the options and find out more.
    Sunsail Yacht Racing Races
  • Worldwide Regattas & Racing

    Looking to get a taste of the professional racers lifestyle and experience sailing in some more exotic destinations. The why not try joining us in some of the most well know worldwide regattas.

Sunsail Yacht Racing

We are the only large charter business in the Solent with an RYA Affiliated Yacht Club and therefore we are able to offer racing under the official racing rules of sailing. As a Solent Cruising & Racing Association member club we pay for use and upkeep of the SCRA racing buoys (the yellow special marks) in the Solent Area and therefore can use the official Racing Mark List.

As an SCRA member we work with all other Yacht Clubs in the Solent Area and Harbour Authorities to ensure that your regatta is safe from Shipping, Risk Assessed as per Local Notice to Mariners legal requirement and not delayed due to other yacht club events using the same marks.