Events

Races and regattas

World-class competition

Bid fairwell to relaxed coastal cruising and pursue the ultimate open water thrill. We offer a jam-packed calendar of year-round events and regattas in the UK and in the world's most exotic sailing areas. Climb aboard and experience some of the sailing world's best 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
ChillerPort Solent, 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 2Port Solent, UK
19-20 March 2016
BVI Spring RegattaBVI28 March-3 April 2016
Sunsail Racing Series Round 3Port Solent, UK
2-3 April 2016
Antigua Sailing WeekAntigua23-29 April 2016
Tahiti Pearl RegattaTahiti2-7 May 2016
Interbrewery RegattaPort Solent, UK20-22 May 2016
Co-operation Ireland RegattaPort Solent, UK3 June 2016
Automotive Challenge CupPort Solent, UK16 June 2016
Round The Island Race (individual places & groups)Isle of Wight26-28 June 2016
Temple Legal Charity RegattaPort Solent, UK2 July 2016
Sunsail Racing Series Round 4Port Solent, UK
16-17 July 2016
America's Cup World Series Portsmouth Port Solent, UK21-24 July 2016
 Cowes WeekIsle of Wight, UK6-13 August 2016
Finance ChallengeIsle of Wight, UK8-12 August 2016
Hamilton Island Race WeekHamilton Island, AUS20-27 August 2016
Sunsail Racing Series Round 5Port Solent, UK
20-21 August 2016
Polypipe RegattaPort Solent, UK9 September 2016
Springboard Hospitality CupPort Solent, UK12-13 September 2016
Little Britain Challenge CupIsle of Wight, UK8-11 September 2016
Sunsail Racing Series Round 6Port Solent, UK
17-18 September 2016
Sunsail Racing Series Round 7Port Solent, UK
8-9 October 2016
Sunsail Racing Series Round 8Port Solent, UK
22-23 October 2016
Sunsail Racing Series FinalPort Solent, UK
14 November 2016
Phuket King's Cup RegattaThailandTBC
Cross Channel RallyPort Solent, UKTBC
Sail with a StarPort Solent, UKTBC
Sunsail Yacht Racing: Solent QuestPort Solent, UKTBC
Easter Rally Port Solent, UKTBC
Rolex Fastnet Race 2017UK6th August 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.

Please contact events@sunsail.com to find out more

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