The Moore Blatch Silicon Cup Regatta

The Moore Blatch Silicon Cup is the IT industry sailing regatta. It gathers manufacturers, channel partners, software developers, cloud solution providers and more for a two-day charity sailing event. It is strategic networking designed to entertain, reward, connect and give back.


Held in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, the Silicon Cup welcomes hundreds of industry professionals to the Solent for the excitement of yacht racing combined with networking and team building. 

It’s a fantastic way to get in front of potential new clients and partners, entertain key business contacts and strengthen working relations.

The regatta welcomes new teams and previous competitors. Sailing experience is not necessary, as training from our professional crew will be given throughout the event.


Being on the water, racing yachts alongside your colleagues, clients and suppliers is a great adventure not to be missed. However, the Silicon Cup has a secondary focus and that is to raise awareness and money for the event’s charities of choice, Dreams Come True, Jubilee Sailing Trust and the NSPCC, details of which are below.


Each year 10,000 children in the UK are diagnosed with life threatening and long-term illnesses. With your help Dreams Come True can put smiles on the faces of many more sick children.


The Jubilee Sailing Trust is a registered charity whose mission is to promote the integration of people of all physical abilities via the challenge and adventure of sailing tall ships on the open sea.



The Foundation provides the challenges of a sailing environment to promote health and wellbeing, and to develop personal skills that will improve a young person’s ability to succeed in life and work.

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Your entry includes

  • Silicon Cup regatta entry
  • Sunsail Match First 40 or Sunsail 41.0 yacht
  • Match First 40 - Max 10 guests per yacht (sleeps 6 guests, in 2 shared cabins and 2 x single saloon berths)
  • Sunsail 41.0 – Max 10 guests per yacht (sleeps 9 guests, in 3 shared cabins and bench seating in the main cabin that converts into another double and a single bed)
  • Professional Skipper and first Mate
  • Packed lunch for both days
  • Gala dinner tickets for your team and pro-crew for Thursday evening (additional tickets available for guests)
  • Prize giving on Friday followed by afternoon tea
  • Your company logo on your yacht (1.5m size, upgraded sizes & prices available on request)
  • Berthing in Cowes Yacht Haven



Thursday 26th September 2019
09:00 Tea & Coffee available at the Port House Cafe, meet your Skippers.
09:00 THE MOORE BLATCH Silicon Cup Registration for all teams opens in Portsmouth
(Team leader only needs to come and register and meet their skipper.)
10:00 Registration closes
12:30 Race 1 Starts, followed by subsequent races
17:00 Boats moor at Cowes Yacht Haven after racing
17:00 Leisure time to get ready for evening party
19:00 Pre dinner drinks at Royal Ocean Racing Club, The Parade, Cowes, PO31 7QU
Cowes Yacht Haven to RORC directions 10 min walk.
19:30 Welcome & Gala Dinner (Dress code: Loud Shirts/Silly Hats)
21:00 Charity Auction, fundraising activities and fantastic evening entertainment
00:00 Carriages

Friday 27th September 2019
07:30 Breakfast is served at Cowes Yacht Haven (Advance bookings only)
08:45 Join your yacht
10:00 Day 2 racing starts, followed by subsequent races
14:30 Boats return to Port Solent after racing
14.45 THE MOORE BLATCH SILICON CUP Prize Giving at The Port House Café, Portsmouth
14:45 Afternoon Tea is served
15:00 Bar remains open, and guests depart at leisure


Book early to secure a new Sunsail 41.0 

In 2020, Sunsail welcomes 15 new Jeanneau racing yachts to its UK fleet. The brand new Sunsail 41.0 is a cutting edge Performance Cruiser/Racer that combines incredible sailing performance with a revolutionary deck and interior design that is unparalleled in the sailing market, and is already a winner of multiple awards and positive test sail reviews. These specially modified yachts are available on a first come, first serve basis. 

  • New for 2020
  • Matched fleet with nine berths, spacious interior and twin helm
  • Unrivalled racing experience
  • Cutting edge design
  • Twin wheel steering for easy handling
  • Competitively priced 
Explore the new Sunsail 41.0

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For information about this event, please email Zoe Harmer at [email protected] or call 02392 22 22 21.

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