Races and regattas

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 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. Learn more about Round the Island

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

Event calendar 

Sunsail racing eventsWhere?Dates
ChillerPortsmouth, UK20-21 February 2016
St. Maarten Heineken RegattaSt. Martin3-6 March 2016
Sunsail Racing Series Round 1Port Solent, UK
5-6 March 2016
Sunsail Racing Series Round 2Portsmouth, UK19-20 March 2016
BVI Spring RegattaBVI28 March-3 April 2016
Sunsail Racing Series Round 3Portsmouth, UK2-3 April 2016
Antigua Sailing WeekAntigua23-29 April 2016
Tahiti Pearl RegattaTahiti2-7 May 2016
Interbrewery RegattaPortsmouth, UK20-22 May 2016
Marine Industry RegattaPortsmouth, UK1st June 2016
The Henri Coandã Challenge
Portsmouth, UK7th June 2017
Automotive Challenge CupPortsmouth, UK14-15th June 2017
Round The Island Race (individual places & groups)Isle of Wight2nd July 2016
Temple Legal Charity RegattaPortsmouth, UK2nd July 2016
Sunsail Racing Series Round 4Portsmouth, UK16-17 July 2016
 Cowes WeekIsle of Wight, UK29th July-5th August 2017
Sunsail Cowes Week Finance ChallengeIsle of Wight, UK8-12 August 2016
Hamilton Island Race WeekHamilton Island, AUS20-27 August 2016
Sunsail Racing Series Round 5Portsmouth, UK20-21 August 2016
Polypipe RegattaPortsmouth, UK7 September 2016
Springboard Hospitality CupPortsmouth, UK12-13 September 2016
Little Britain Challenge CupIsle of Wight, UK8-11 September 2016
Sunsail Racing Series Round 6Portsmouth, UK
17-18 September 2016
Sunsail Racing Series Round 7Portsmouth, UK
8-9 October 2016
Sunsail Racing Series Round 8Portsmouth, UK
22-23 October 2016
Sunsail Racing Series FinalPortsmouth, UK
12 November 2016
Phuket King's Cup RegattaThailandTBC
Cross Channel RallyPortsmouth, UKTBC
Sail with a StarPortsmouth, UKTBC
Sunsail Yacht Racing: Solent QuestPortsmouth, UKTBC
Easter Rally Portsmouth, UKTBC
Rolex Fastnet Race 2017UK6th August 2017
Southampton Sailing WeekSouthampton UK24th-29th May 2017

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.



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Sunsail Events Team

Opening Hours:
The Sunsail Events office is open from 0900 to 1730 Monday to Friday all year round.

Sunsail Reception and Base

Opening Hours:
The Sunsail base is open from 0800 to 2000 Monday to Thursdays, 0800 to 2100 Fridays, 0800 to 2200 Saturdays, and 1500 – 2100 Sundays when an event is running.

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