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 & South


Warming Pan Regatta

09 Mar 10 Mar, 2019

Dinghy regatta held at the Hamble River Sailing Club.


Warsash Spring Series

17 Mar 28 Apr, 2019

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


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


RYA Youth Nationals

12 Apr 19 Apr, 2019

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


RORC Easter Challenge

19 Apr 21 Apr, 2019

The RORC Easter Challenge, due to take place on the Solent over the first three days of the...

Sailing Event

Enterprise Inland Championship

27 Apr 28 Apr, 2019

Inland championship for Enterprise dinghy class.


Pantaenius Triangle Race

04 May 06 May, 2019

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


Commodore's Challenge Cup

11 May 11 May, 2019

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


Pilot Cutter Review

23 May 26 May, 2019

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


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


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...


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

Sharpie Nationals

07 Jun 09 Jun, 2019

UK National Championship for the Sharpie Class


Suffolk Yacht Harbour Classic Regatta

08 Jun 09 Jun, 2019

The East Coast Yachtsman's Favourite Haven.


RORC East Coast Race

28 Jun 28 Jun, 2019

The start and finish of this long-established race change biennially and this year the start will...


Medway Keelboat Regatta

04 Jul 07 Jul, 2019

One of the South East’s Premier Regattas with racing under IRC and NHC from expert to novice,...



Savills Kip Regatta

11 May 12 May, 2019

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


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...


Scottish Series

24 May 27 May, 2019

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


Sail Caledonia

25 May 01 Jun, 2019

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


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.


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...


Penarth Regatta

05 Jul 07 Jul, 2019

Annual regatta of the Penarth Yacht Club. Races across IRC, NHC and One Design Classes. 2 races...

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


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.

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...


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


Sovereign's Cup

26 Jun 29 Jun, 2019

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


ICRA Nationals

07 Jul 09 Jul, 2019

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

North East


Filey SC Regatta

29 Jun 30 Jun, 2019

Annual regatta of the Filey Sailing Club


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


Windermere Winter Series

04 Nov 24 Mar, 2019

The Windermere Winter Series features regular racing every other weekend from November to March....


Royal Mersey YC Regatta

01 Jun 01 Jun, 2019

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


RORC Isle of Man Midnight Race

05 Jul 05 Jul, 2019

Race from Liverpool to Douglas on the Isle of Man

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

Bottle Race (Boxing Day)

26 Dec 26 Dec, 2018

Boxing Day Race

Sailing Event

29er Winter Championship

02 Feb 03 Feb, 2019

Winter Championships of the 29er class, held at the Draycote Water Sailing Club.

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

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...


Barbados Sailing Week

16 Jan 24 Jan, 2019

The Caribbean race season’s opening regatta is now to be known as Barbados Sailing Week, which...


Grenada Sailing Week

27 Jan 01 Feb, 2019

In 2012 a group of sailing enthusiasts and marine industry representatives initiated Grenada...


Caribbean Multihull Challenge

08 Feb 10 Feb, 2019

A new sailing event is going to take place in the brilliant waters of an island known for great...


Antigua 360

15 Feb 15 Feb, 2019

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


RORC Caribbean 600

18 Feb 22 Feb, 2019

The RORC Caribbean 600 is an exciting 600-mile offshore race that takes competitors around some...