Sunsail Yacht Racing
At Sunsail, we want everyone to enjoy their sailing as much as we do, and 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 organises 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, once-in-a-lifetime event.
In the Caribbean, the 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 a fun, competitive, and exhilarating experience, then choose Sunsail for the ultimate thrill out on the water.
Taking place since 1980, the legendary St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is four days of world-class racing in idyllic conditions, where you can enjoy trade winds coming from the Northeast, an average temperature of 25°C. The regatta’s race committees provide custom-tailored racing for the thousands of sailors from more than 35 countries that come to race. Courses will take participants along coastal races, as well as around the island, presenting the beautiful beaches, rock formations and other scenery. On shore participants and visitors will be able to enjoy the culture, cuisine, and music from both the Dutch and French side. To stay true to tradition, the event ends with an award ceremony, followed by extraordinary festivities on Kim Sha’s Beach.
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!
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 100 – 200 yachts, 1500 participants and 5000 spectators on average annually. Antigua Sailing Week is a Caribbean Sailing Association event and comprises five days of competitive racing beginning on the Sunday. Racing takes place for approximately 3-4 hours per day and is run out of English and Falmouth harbours on the south coast of Antigua, while the awards ceremony takes place at Nelsons Dockyard.
Renowned as the greatest regatta in Asia, Phuket Kings Cup started in 1987 to celebrate the late King Bhumibol’s and is often held annually during the month of December for a week. This international event attracts yachts people from all over the world to the waters of Kata Beach, off the islands west coast. Enjoy a week full of exhilarating racing, spectacular sailing, parties and a buzzing atmosphere.
Grenada Sailing Week has been attracting keen sailors from all over the world since 2013. Taking place in the islands southern coast, based out of the new Port Louis Marina, this mix of popular and new courses will provide challenging sailing for all. Not forgetting to mention the exciting party atmosphere post-racing.
If you’re in need of an excuse for a Tahiti sailing escape, you’ve found it! The four-day Tahiti Pearl Regatta attracts an average of 30 yachts, both local and international, racing in and out of the numerous islands and lagoons dotted around this stunning and varied sailing area. The racing in the day is complemented by evening entertainment on the islands, with Polynesian food, music, and dancing adding to the overall experience. The Tahiti Pearl Regatta is concluded with a prize giving ceremony, followed by a spectacular ritual fire dance.
The Solent offers world-famous sailing grounds where you can learn to sail, race, spectate or create memorable team-building activities on the water. Charter the Sunsail 41.0 for just a day or a full week!
Where to see Sunsail next – Boat shows
|Southampton Boat Show
|13 – 22 September 2024
UK sailing events calendar
|Sunsail racing events
|Lutine Lineslip Regatta
|The Sunsail Racing Series Chapter 1
|Round the Island Race
|Isle of Wight, UK
|Southampton Sailing Week
|The Sunsail Racing Series Chapter 2
|Isle of Wight, UK
|The Sunsail Racing Series Chapter 3
|Little Britain Challenge Cup
|Isle of Wight, UK
|The Moore Barlow Silicon Cup Regatta
|The Sunsail Racing Series Chapter 4
|Drinks Trade Regatta
|The Sunsail Racing Series Chapter 5
|The Sunsail Racing Series Final
|CRASH Charity Sailing Cup
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Monday – Friday 9am to 5.30pm all year round. Please contact a member of the Prometheus events team for Joining Instructions.
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- Saturday: 8am to 10pm
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