The World's Best Sailing Regattas

Races and Events

Sunsail Yacht Racing

At Sunsail, we want everyone to enjoy their sailing as much as we do and there’s if you love the thrill of the chase, then add a twist to your charter and join in the racing. Throughout the year Sunsail not only runs inter-industry regattas and organizes our own events, but we also have a high profile at a number of renowned open events. Get on board as crew with a hired Sunsail Skipper or charter your own yacht and join in an exciting experience of a lifetime event.

In the Caribbean, United Kingdom, the Mediterranean, and throughout the Far East, join Sunsail and immerse yourself in the heart of the action. The social side of regatta sailing is great fun wherever you choose to race. If you want to come and join us for fun, competitive and exhilarating experience then choose Sunsail for the ultimate thrill out on the water.

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Heineken Regatta

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is four days of world-class racing in idyllic conditions appealing to a broad range of tastes. The regatta’s race committees provide custom-tailored racing for the thousands of sailors from more than 35 countries that come to race

BVI Spring Regatta

The BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival is one of the Caribbean’s premier annual racing events. It has developed a reputation for serious competition and serious partying – Seven days of perfect wind, warm water and hot racing!

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Antigua Sailing Week                         

Antigua Sailing Week is a yacht regatta held at Nelson's Dockyard, St. Johns, and is one of Antigua's most notable events. Founded in 1967, it is cited as one of the top regattas in the world and attracts an average 150-200 yachts, 1500 participants and 5000 spectators on average annually.


Worldwide sailing events calendar

Sailing event Where? Date
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta St. Martin March 1 - 4, 2018
BVI Spring Regatta BVI March 26 - April 1, 2018
Antigua Sailing Week Antigua April 28 - May 4, 2018
Tahiti Pearl Regatta Tahiti May 7 - 12, 2018
Hamilton Island Race Week Australia August 18 - 25, 2018
Phuket King's Cup Regatta Thailand December 2018

UK Sailing events calendar

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.

Sunsail racing events Where? Dates
Sunsail Racing Series Round 8 Portsmouth, UK 11 November 2017
Sunsail Racing Series Round 1 Port Solent, UK 10-11 March 2018
Sunsail Racing Series Round 2 Portsmouth, UK 24-25 March 2018
Sunsail Racing Series Round 3 Portsmouth, UK 7-8 April 2018
Marine Industry Regatta Portsmouth, UK TBC
Southampton Sailing Week Southampton, UK TBC
Drinks Trade Regatta Portsmouth, UK 11-13 May 2018
CupSpringboard Hospitality Portsmouth, UK 11-12 June 2018
Automotive Challenge Cup Portsmouth, UK 14 June 2018
Sunsail Racing Series Round 4 Portsmouth, UK 9-10 June 2018
Round The Island Race  Isle of Wight 7 July 2018
Sunsail Racing Series Round 5 Portsmouth, UK 21-22 July 2018
Cowes Week Isle of Wight, UK 4-10 August 2018
Sunsail Cowes Week Finance Challenge Isle of Wight, UK 6-10 August 2018
Dartmouth Royal Regatta Dartmouth, UK 30 August - 2 September 2018
DELL EMC Silicon Cup Isle of Wight, UK 27-28 September 2018
Little Britain Challenge Cup Isle of Wight, UK 7-8 September 2018
Sunsail Racing Series Round 6 Portsmouth, UK 22-23 September 2018
The Wooden Spoon Regatta Portsmouth, UK TBC
Sunsail Racing Series Round 7 Portsmouth, UK 6-7 October 2018
Sunsail Racing Series Round 8 Portsmouth, UK 20-21 October 2018

Opening hours Sunsail UK Events Team

Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. all year round. Please contact a member of the Sunsail Events Team for joining instructions.

Opening hours Base and Reception

Mon - Thu 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Sunday 3:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. when an event is running.

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