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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Helly Hansen NOOD Regattas

National Offshore One-Design, or NOOD, is a multi-city sailboat racing circuit held in the United States. The overall Helly Hansen NOOD Championship hosted by Sunsail taking place in the beautiful British Virgin Islands.

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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 eventWhere?Date
St. Maarten Heineken RegattaSt. MartinFebruary 28-March 3, 2019
BVI Spring RegattaBVIMarch 25 - March 31, 2019
Antigua Sailing WeekAntiguaApril 27-May 3, 2019
Tahiti Pearl RegattaTahitiComing Soon
Hamilton Island Race WeekAustraliaComing Soon
Phuket King's Cup RegattaThailandDecember 2018

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 eventsWhere?Dates
Sunsail Racing Series Round 8Portsmouth, UK11 November 2017
Sunsail Racing Series Round 1Port Solent, UK10-11 March 2018
Sunsail Racing Series Round 2Portsmouth, UK24-25 March 2018
Sunsail Racing Series Round 3Portsmouth, UK7-8 April 2018
Marine Industry RegattaPortsmouth, UKTBC
Southampton Sailing WeekSouthampton, UKTBC
Drinks Trade RegattaPortsmouth, UK11-13 May 2018
CupSpringboard HospitalityPortsmouth, UK11-12 June 2018
Automotive Challenge CupPortsmouth, UK14 June 2018
Sunsail Racing Series Round 4Portsmouth, UK9-10 June 2018
Round The Island Race Isle of Wight7 July 2018
Sunsail Racing Series Round 5Portsmouth, UK21-22 July 2018
Cowes WeekIsle of Wight, UK4-10 August 2018
Sunsail Cowes Week Finance ChallengeIsle of Wight, UK6-10 August 2018
Dartmouth Royal RegattaDartmouth, UK30 August - 2 September 2018
DELL EMC Silicon CupIsle of Wight, UK27-28 September 2018
Little Britain Challenge CupIsle of Wight, UK7-8 September 2018
Sunsail Racing Series Round 6Portsmouth, UK22-23 September 2018
The Wooden Spoon RegattaPortsmouth, UKTBC
Sunsail Racing Series Round 7Portsmouth, UK6-7 October 2018
Sunsail Racing Series Round 8Portsmouth, UK20-21 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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