Races and regattas

Sunsail Yacht Racing

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

Lendy Cowes Week


Cowes Week is the most famous yacht racing event in the world. This grand old race attracts more than 1,000 boats and 8,000 competitors, and we can put you right in the heart of the action. Learn more about Lendy Cowes Week

Round The Island Race


One of the most exhilarating and unique events on the sailing calendar, involving a full circuit of the Isle of Wight. Compete in one of the world's most renowned sailing areas and harness the strong winds of The Solent. 

Sunsail Racing Series                            

Enjoy round the cans racing in The Solent on board one of our identically matched fleet of Sunsail Match First 40s. Test your mettle in a level playing field where skill and experience are everything. Learn more about Sunsail Racing


2018 UK sailing events calendar 

Sunsail racing eventsWhere?Dates
Sunsail Racing Series Round 1Port Solent, UK
10-11 March 2018
Sunsail Racing Series Round 2Portsmouth, UK24-25 March 2018
Sunsail Racing Series Round 3Portsmouth, UK7-8 April 2018
Marine Industry RegattaPortsmouth, UKTBC
Southampton Sailing WeekSouthampton, UKTBC
Drinks Trade RegattaPortsmouth, UK11-13 May 2018
Sunsail Racing Series Round 4Portsmouth, UK9-10 June 2018
The Springboard Hospitality CupPortsmouth, UK11-12 June 2018
Automotive Challenge CupPortsmouth, UK14 June 2018
Round The Island Race Isle of Wight7 July 2018
Sunsail Racing Series Round 5Portsmouth, UK22-23 September 2018
Lendy Cowes WeekIsle of Wight, UK4-10 August 2018
Sunsail Cowes Week Finance ChallengeIsle of Wight, UK6-10 August 2018
Dartmouth Royal Regatta 2017Dartmouth, UK30 August - 2 September 2018
Little Britain Challenge CupIsle of Wight, UK7-8 September 2018
The Wooden Spoon RegattaPortsmouth, UK12 September 2018 
The Silicon CupIsle of Wight, UK27-28  September 2018
Sunsail Racing Series Round 6Portsmouth, UK20-21 October 2018

Contact us on 023 9222 2221 or email

Sunsail School and Events 
Lock Approach
Port Solent, Hampshire

Opening hours Sunsail UK Events Team

Monday to Friday 0900 to 1730 all year round. Please contact a member of the Sunsail Events Team for Joining Instructions.

Opening hours Base and Reception

Mon- Thu 0800 - 2000; Friday 0800 to 2100; Saturday 0800 to 2200; Sunday 1500 – 2100 when an event is running.


Overseas sailing events calendar

Sailing eventWhere?Date
St. Maarten Heineken RegattaSt. Martin2-5 March 2017
BVI Spring RegattaBVI27 March-2 April 2017
Antigua Sailing WeekAntigua29 April- 5 May 2017
Tahiti Pearl RegattaTahiti23-27 May 2017
Hamilton Island Race WeekHamilton Island, Australia19-26 August 2017
Phuket King's Cup RegattaThailandDecember 2017
America's Cup BermudaBermudaMay-June 2017

For more informations about overseas events call us on 0330 3321503.

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