Co-operation Ireland Regatta



Experience perfectly matched yacht racing on the Solent while raising valuable funds for Co-operation Ireland. This all-island peace-building charity has worked to promote interaction, dialogue and practical collaboration within Northern Ireland and between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland for over 30 years.

Matched yacht racing The Solent

With the historical city of Portsmouth providing a spectacular back drop, you and your crew will get a true taste of sailing in the Sunsail Match First 40 yachts. You'll meet at Gunwharf Quays, crews will meet their professional skipper and mate on board, and after a morning of practice, teams will pit their wits against the rest of the fleet.

Breakfast and lunch are both served on board and you'll enjoy three races throughout the day. If you have a competitive spirit, you'll enjoy expert tips from the skipper and mate before taking part in tactical battles. Or sit back and take it easy, basking in the excellent views of the Isle of Wight, the historic forts situated off Portsmouth and the town’s historical waterfront.

After an amazing day on the water, teams are invited to the fabulous, historical and nautical setting of the old battleship HMS Warrior for dinner and drinks. Following a three-course dinner, there will be a charity prize auction and, most importantly, the prize giving.

Please contact Alex at Sunsail to book your team’s place in this incredible event. 

Alex Tredget | | 02392 22 22 21


8.30am: skippers’ brief from race officer with all guests meeting in Gunwharf Quays.

9am: breakfast served on your yacht.

9.30: teams set sail for The Solent for training and familiarisation.

11.30am: start of Race 1.

12.30pm: racing lunch served during racing.

1pm: start of Race 2.

2.30pm: start of Race 3.

5pm: all yachts returned to Gunwharf Quays.

6.30pm: pre-dinner drinks on-board HMS Warrior.

7pm: HMS Warrior celebratory dinner followed by prize giving and charity auction.

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