Events

The UK sailing community is very active in organizing events to encourage people to get out on the water. Some of these are competitive sail racing events, whereas others are more social. Here you’ll find our the list of forthcoming sailing events across the UK – browse by region to find more details on each event, plus any crewing opportunities.


Larger sailing events often take the form of Regattas – see our separate page for a comprehensive list of UK Sailing Regattas or visit our full crewing opportunities page.

Solent & Isle of Wight

Regatta

Warming Pan Regatta

09 Mar 10 Mar, 2019

Dinghy regatta held at the Hamble River Sailing Club.

Regatta

Warsash Spring Series

17 Mar 28 Apr, 2019

The first racing series of 2019! The Warsash Spring Series and Championship is an annual sail...

Regatta

JOG NAB Tower Race

06 Apr 06 Apr, 2019

A race from Cowes around the Nab tower off the east coast of the Isle of Wight.

Sailing Event

420 Spring Championships

06 Apr 07 Apr, 2019

Spring Championships of the 420 Class

Regatta

RYA Youth Nationals

12 Apr 19 Apr, 2019

RYA Youth National Championships, held at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy

Sailing Event

J/70 Warsash Spring Series

13 Apr 28 Apr, 2019

Two weekends of J/70 Grand Slam Series as part of Warsash Spring Championships 13-14 April 27 -...

South West

Sailing Event

Enterprise Inland Championship

27 Apr 28 Apr, 2019

Inland championship for Enterprise dinghy class.

Regatta

Pantaenius Triangle Race

04 May 06 May, 2019

The annual Triangle race, starting in Plymouth, racing to Falmouth, then to Fowey and finally...

Regatta

Commodore's Challenge Cup

11 May 11 May, 2019

Following the successful inauguration by the RDYC of the Commodore’s Challenge the Royal Western...

Regatta

Pilot Cutter Review

23 May 26 May, 2019

The annual Pilot Cutter review, racing out of St. Mawes Yacht Club in Cornwall

Regatta

Brixham Heritage Regatta

24 May 27 May, 2019

A sail in company of traditional boats, including gaff or lugg rigged working boats, held at...

Sailing Event

Fireball Nationals

25 May 28 May, 2019

UK National Championships for the Fireball class, held at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club

Sailing Event

Ralph Herring

11 May 11 May, 2019

Mersea to Burnham-on-Crouch (55nm)

Sailing Event

Pattinson Cup

12 May 12 May, 2019

Burnham on Crouch - Mersea (55nm)

Regatta

North Sea Regatta

28 May 10 Jun, 2019

A Dutch regatta with links to the East Coast of the UK. The event starts with the...

Regatta

RORC North Sea Race

31 May 31 May, 2019

Hosted by the Royal Harwich Yacht Club in their fabulous new clubhouse, the North Sea Race starts...

Sailing Event

EAORA North Sea Race

31 May 31 May, 2019

Harwich to Scheveningen (180nm)

Sailing Event

Sharpie Nationals

07 Jun 09 Jun, 2019

UK National Championship for the Sharpie Class

London & South East

Sailing Event

Winter Series

23 Dec 17 Mar, 2019

Sunday morning racing until 17 March. The first start is not before 10:25am with 2 races back to...

Sailing Event

Winter Series - Flying 15

23 Dec 17 Mar, 2019

Flying 15 start for the Winter Series

Sailing Event

Winter Series - Handicap

23 Dec 17 Mar, 2019

Laser and Fast Handicap start for Winter Series

Sailing Event

Winter Series - Asymmetric

23 Dec 17 Mar, 2019

Asymmetric start for Winter Series

Sailing Event

Winter Series - Catamaran

23 Dec 17 Mar, 2019

Catamaran start for Winter Series

Sailing Event

Coastal Series

31 Mar 29 Sep, 2019

31 March: Sovereign Light 19 April: Beachy Head Feeder 15 June: Rampion Race 29 June: Round...

Scotland

Regatta

Savills Kip Regatta

11 May 12 May, 2019

The first major event in the Scottish sailing season, the annual regatta of the Royal Western...

Regatta

Scottish Island Peaks Race

17 May 20 May, 2019

This adventure race is for teams of sailors and fell runners (both youth and adult) and is held...

Regatta

Scottish Series

24 May 27 May, 2019

Scotland's premier yacht racing regatta happens every year on the second bank holiday of May in...

Regatta

Sail Caledonia

25 May 01 Jun, 2019

Sail Caledonia is essentially a series of sailing and rowing races including at least one race...

Regatta

West Highland Offshore Series

07 Jun 10 Aug, 2019

2019 Dates TBC Scotland's only season-long, passage race sailing championship. A series of races...

Sailing Event

Flying 15 Scottish Championship

15 Jun 16 Jun, 2019

Scottish Championship for the Flying 15 Class.

Regatta

Three Peaks Yacht Race

15 Jun 16 Jun, 2019

Sail up the wild West Coast and run to the summits of Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, the...

Sailing Event

Dragon Northern Championship

14 Jul 15 Jul, 2019

Northern Area championship of the Dragon Class, held at the South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club in...

Sailing Event

Dragon Edinburgh Cup

16 Jul 19 Jul, 2019

The 71st Edinburg Cup of the Dragon Class. Held in 2019 at the South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club.

Sailing Event

Scorpion Nationals

27 Jul 03 Aug, 2019

UK Nationals for the Scorpion Class

Regatta

Abersoch Dinghy Week

27 Jul 27 Jul, 2019

Mixed dinghy fleets compete at the Abersoch Dinghy Week, held in the last full week in July.

Regatta

Menai Strait Regattas

05 Aug 17 Aug, 2019

The sailing takes place on the Menai Strait, a narrow stretch of water separating Anglesey from...

Sailing Event

420 Munster Championship

22 Feb 23 Feb, 2019

Munster Championship for 420 class.

Sailing Event

RS200 Eurocup

24 May 27 May, 2019

We are delighted to announce that Strangford Lough Yacht Club in Northern Ireland will be hosting...

Regatta

RORC Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race

12 Jun 12 Jun, 2019

Offshore race around the south coast of Ireland.

Sailing Event

1720 Europeans

21 Jun 23 Jun, 2019

Location and dates TBC. 2019 European Championship of the 1720 class

Regatta

Sovereign's Cup

26 Jun 29 Jun, 2019

The magic of Kinsale, racing for all classes, gourmet food, accommodation, fun and entertainment...

Regatta

ICRA Nationals

07 Jul 09 Jul, 2019

Annual championships of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association, held in 2019 at the Royal St....

North East

Regatta

Filey SC Regatta

29 Jun 30 Jun, 2019

Annual regatta of the Filey Sailing Club

Regatta

Royal Yorkshire Regatta Week

03 Aug 10 Aug, 2019

The 162nd Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club, sailing out of Bridlington in East Yorkshire. Featuring...

North West

Regatta

Royal Mersey YC Regatta

08 Jun 08 Jun, 2019

The annual regatta of the Royal Mersey Yacht Club. Racing across 8 classes:

Regatta

RORC Isle of Man Midnight Race

05 Jul 05 Jul, 2019

Race from Liverpool to Douglas on the Isle of Man

Midlands

Sailing Event

29er Sprint Finals

09 Mar 10 Mar, 2019

2018-19 Sprint Finals for the 29er class.

Sailing Event

420 Inland Championships

16 Mar 17 Mar, 2019

Inland championships for the 420 Class

Sailing Event

RS Sprint Championships

27 Apr 28 Apr, 2019

The annual RS Sprint Championship 27-28 April is an exciting weekend where your racing skills...

Sailing Event

Flying 15 Inland Championship

01 Jun 02 Jun, 2019

Inland Championship of the Flying 15 Class

Sailing Event

RS Inland Championship

05 Oct 06 Oct, 2019

Two days of racing, run by an excellent race team, with a Saturday evening meal and then the...

Sailing Event

RS End of Season Regatta

02 Nov 03 Nov, 2019

Great fun end of season gathering of the RS fleets Likely format to be one big pursuit race on...

Caribbean

Sailing Event

Commodore's Race

16 Dec 16 Dec, 2018

The Commodore's Race is the final event in the RBVIYC calendar and is traditionally followed by...

Regatta

Antigua 360

15 Feb 15 Feb, 2019

The Antigua 360 is a race around Antigua, held the Friday before the RORC Caribbean 600.

Regatta

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

01 Mar 03 Mar, 2019

39 years strong and it just keeps getting better. Four days of world-class racing with some of...

Regatta

St. Croix International Regatta

08 Mar 10 Mar, 2019

The SCYC International Regatta has a very long history of being a premier Caribbean sailing...

Regatta

St. Barths Bucket Regatta

21 Mar 24 Mar, 2019

Every year the world’s most spectacular superyachts gather in Gustavia’s harbor for the...

Regatta

St. Thomas International Regatta

21 Mar 24 Mar, 2019

St. Thomas Yacht Club is proud to be associated with the values of one of the world’s greatest...

Scandinavia

Regatta

Skagen Race

29 May 31 May, 2019

During the Ascension Day holiday, over 200 Norwegian, Swedish and Danish yachting enthusiasts...

Regatta

Marstrand Big Boat Race

31 May 02 Jun, 2019

Marstrand Big Boat Race is a regatta by sailors for sailors. The concept is simple… Two days of...

Regatta

Pantaenius Shetland Race

25 Jun 01 Jul, 2019

Pantaenius Shetland Race is a yacht race starting in Bergen in Norway. This is the most...

Regatta

Hollænderseilasen

30 Aug 01 Sep, 2019

Coming Soon...

Channel/North Sea

Regatta

Vuurschepen Race

28 May 28 May, 2019

Feeder race for the North Sea Regatta - departing Scheveningen on 28 May for Harwich prior to the...

Sailing Event

J/70 European Championships

22 Jun 29 Jun, 2019

European championship at Malcesine, Italy

Regatta

Tour des Ports de la Manche

08 Jul 13 Jul, 2019

The Tour des Ports de la Manche is a regatta held every year in July which links the ports of the...

Mediterranean

Regatta

Rolex Capri Sailing Week

10 May 18 May, 2019

The Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2019 will take place between Napoli and Capri from May 10th to May...

Regatta

Rolex Giraglia

07 Jun 15 Jun, 2019

A series of inshore and offshore races based from Giraglia in Corsica but also taking in the...

Regatta

Trophee Bailli de Suffren

22 Jun 01 Jul, 2019

In 2002 three friends conceived a grand 21st century sailing tradition for classic yachts over 11...

Regatta

Rolex Middle Sea Race

19 Oct 26 Oct, 2019

The 40th Edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race Race will start on the 19th October 2019.The Royal...