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, UKTBC 2017
St. Maarten Heineken RegattaSt. Martin2-5 March 2017
Sunsail Racing Series Round 1Port Solent, UK
TBC 2017
Sunsail Racing Series Round 2Portsmouth, UKTBC 2017
BVI Spring RegattaBVI27 March-2 April 2017
Sunsail Racing Series Round 3Portsmouth, UKTBC 2017
Antigua Sailing WeekAntigua29 April- 5 May 2017
Tahiti Pearl RegattaTahiti23-27 May 2017
Interbrewery RegattaPortsmouth, UK30 May- 2 June 2017
Marine Industry RegattaPortsmouth, UKTBC 2017
The Henri Coandã Challenge
Portsmouth, UK7 June 2017
Automotive Challenge CupPortsmouth, UK14-15 June 2017
Round The Island Race (individual places & groups)Isle of Wight1 July 2017
Sunsail Racing Series Round 4Portsmouth, UKTBC 2017
 Cowes WeekIsle of Wight, UK29 July-5 August 2017
Sunsail Cowes Week Finance ChallengeIsle of Wight, UK31 July -4 August 2017
Hamilton Island Race WeekHamilton Island, AUS19-26 August 2017
Sunsail Racing Series Round 5Portsmouth, UKTBC 2017
Springboard Hospitality CupPortsmouth, UKTBC 2017
Little Britain Challenge CupIsle of Wight, UK14-17 September 2017
Sunsail Racing Series Round 6Portsmouth, UK
TBC 2017
Sunsail Racing Series Round 7Portsmouth, UK
TBC 2017
Sunsail Racing Series Round 8Portsmouth, UK
TBC 2017
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 2017UK6 August 2017
Southampton Sailing WeekSouthampton UK24-29 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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Port Solent

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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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