Sailing Events & Regattas

yacht racing

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.

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


Round the Island Race 2018 in association with Cloudy Bay is one of the of the largest multi-class regattas in the world. Join Sunsail Events at the most exciting and unique events in the sailing calendar. Learn more about Round the Island Race 

The GILL 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 Series

Where to see us next - Boat shows

Boat showsWhere?Date
                                        Southampton Boat Show                                                      Southampton, UK13-22 September 2019

2020 UK sailing events calendar 

Sunsail racing eventsWhere?Dates

The Gill Sunsail Racing Series Chapter 1

Inshore Racing Incorporating the Chiller Trophy

Portsmouth, UK

2020 dates coming soon

The Gill Sunsail Racing Series Chapter 2

Inshore Racing Incorporating the New University Trophy

Portsmouth, UK2020 dates coming soon

The Gill Sunsail Racing Series Chapter 3

Including Inshore Racing and One Long Coastal Race

Portsmouth, UK2020 dates coming soon
Drinks Trade RegattaPortsmouth, UK2020 dates coming soon
Automotive Challenge CupPortsmouth, UK21 May, 2020

The Gill Sunsail Racing Series Chapter 4

Inshore racing, including the Sunsail Portsmouth Regatta and the Professional Services Cup

Portsmouth, UK2020 dates coming soon
The Springboard Hospitality CupPortsmouth, UK8-9 June, 2020
Round the Island Race Isle of Wight30 May, 2020
Co-operation Ireland
Portsmouth, UK11 June, 2020
Cowes WeekIsle of Wight, UK8-14 August, 2020
Finance Challenge Isle of Wight, UK10-14 August, 2020
Little Britain Challenge CupIsle of Wight, UK10-13 Sept, 2020
The Wooden Spoon RegattaPortsmouth, UK2020 dates coming soon
Southampton Sailing Week
Southampton, UK2020 dates coming soon

The Gill Sunsail Racing Series Chapter 5

The Sunsail Match First 40 National Championships

Portsmouth, UK2020 dates coming soon
The Moore Blatch Silicon Cup Regatta Isle of Wight, UK17-18 Sept, 2020
British Marine Industry RegattaPortsmouth, UK2020 dates coming soon

The Gill Sunsail Racing Series Chapter 6

Inshore Racing 

Portsmouth, UK2020 dates coming soon

The Gill Sunsail Racing Final

Portsmouth, UK

19 October 2019

Contact us on 023 9222 2221 or email [email protected]

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 2000; Saturday 0800 to 1000; Sunday 1500 – 2000 when an event is running.

Contact Numbers

Reception for delayed arrival 02392 222 336 (Within base opening hours)

Emergency Sunsail UK operations 02392 222 277 (outside base opening hours only)


Overseas sailing events calendar


Sailing eventWhere?Date
St. Maarten Heineken RegattaSt. MartinMarch - March, 2020
BVI Spring RegattaBVI30 March - April, 2020
Antigua Sailing WeekAntigua25 April- 1 May, 2020
Tahiti Pearl RegattaTahiti5 May- 9 May 2020
Hamilton Island Race WeekHamilton Island, Australia15  August - 22August, 2020
Phuket King's Cup RegattaThailand1 December - 7 December 2019

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