Tendrr is building the most comprehensive list of regattas across the UK. Find out what’s on across the coast and get involved here.
How the Tendrr Sailing Regattas Page works:
We list regattas big and small at tendrr. We define a regatta as an "open event" - where members of all yacht clubs (and none) are welcome. If you’re looking for events only for specific yacht clubs, check out our Clubs page.
For Crew: If you’re interested in crewing at any of the Regattas listed here, click the follow button (or star icon).
For Skippers: If you're looking for crew you can create trips linked to the Regatta(s) you’re attending and any crew following that regatta will be notified of the new crewing opportunity.
For Regatta Organisers: If you run your own Regatta and want to list it here, please contact us at email@example.com
We include week long events, like Cowes Week or single races, like Round the Island Race. These are some of the biggest sporting events in the UK, featuring hundreds of boats and thousands of sailors. We also include the main race series’ from Royal Ocean Racing Club [RORC] and Junior Offshore Group [JOG] where you can see their complete season in one place.
We also list all the regattas put on by individual yacht clubs across the season. Some of these can be major events in themselves, while some are more low key with the emphasis on fun, participation, getting out on the water and socialising with fellow sailors. Whatever you’re interested in, you can find the events here to organise your season. If you're a beginner wanting to find out more about Sailing Regattas then carry on to read our Tendrr guide below.
The Tendrr Guide to Sailing Regattas
What is a sailing regatta?
A sailing regatta is an event with multiple sail boat races where multiple vessels compete for victory. UK Sailing regattas generally take place in the main summer sailing. Some regattas are more geared towards competitive sail racing, and are huge corporate enterprises with hundreds of boats and thousands of sailors taking part. Some examples of major UK regattas are Cowes Week (which is over 190 years old) and Jersey Regatta. Smaller regattas are often more low-key with the emphasis on fun, participation, getting out on the water and socialising with fellow sailors.
How long do sailing regattas last?
Major sailing regattas can last a week or more, while smaller regattas more typically last one day or a weekend.
How do sailing regattas work?
Regattas are generally based around a series of races. Boats compete within classes against similar boats to ensure fair competition. The serious racers will have their boats rated by the IRC, and most regattas will usually feature a number of IRC classes.
However for those less serious racers, regattas can still be fun! Non IRC rated boats will have their own classes to compete within, a some classic regattas feature Parades of Sail in which all boats sail out together in a festival on the water.
Which are the top sailing regattas in the UK?
Sailing regattas vary enormously, from huge and prestigious events like Cowes Week and the Jersey Regatta where thousands of sailors compete for prestige and to smaller regattas organised by local sailing clubs such as Mersea Week.
Where and where are sailing regattas near me?
Tendrr has compiled the most comprehensive online UK sailing regatta calendar. See the full calendar below, and use the “jump to” shortcuts to find sailing regattas near you. If you are a sailing regatta organiser and want to list your event on Tendrr just send us an Organiser Request and start promoting your event to thousands of sailors for free.
Sailing regatta crew positions
If you’re a relative newcomer then sailing regattas are a great way to get sail racing experience. If you’re interested in finding a crew position at a sailing regatta then just visit the page of whichever regatta you are interested in – all sailing opportunities will be shown on that page as soon as they are published by skippers. When you are logged in you can also choose to show yourself as “available” for sailing.
As well as regattas Tendrr also has a directory of hundreds of other sailing events.
Solent & Isle of Wight
COGS Roscoff Race
Offshore night race hosted by Royal Cornwall Yacht Club
Pantaenius Triangle Race
The annual Triangle race, starting in Plymouth, racing to Falmouth, then to Fowey and finally back to Plymouth.
Commodore's Challenge Cup
Following the successful inauguration by the RDYC of the Commodore’s Challenge the Royal Western Yacht Club of England is delighted to be able to offer a rematch. The...
Haven Combined Series
Points Series Races(8 races, best 5 to count)4th May Haven Ports YC – HPYC line Start & finish18th May Stour SC – Beacon Hill line Start & finish1st June Harwich &...
Three Rivers Race
Europe's Toughest Inland Sailing Race, featuring: 50 Miles The race course covers over 50 miles, starting and finishing at Horning Sailing Club and comprising 3 different...
London & South East
Wayfarer Inland Championship
2019 Inland Championships for Wayfarer class.
Beachy Head Races
A fun-filled weekend; this joint venture between Brighton Marina Yacht Club and Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club welcomes all to compete in this mixture of short passage races,...
The first major event in the Scottish sailing season, the annual regatta of the Royal Western Yacht Club. Entrants compete across a range of IRC, White Sail and One Design...
Scottish Island Peaks Race
This adventure race is for teams of sailors and fell runners (both youth and adult) and is held annually on and around the most beautiful parts of the west coast of...
Three Peaks Yacht Race
Sail up the wild West Coast and run to the summits of Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, the highest peaks of Wales, England & Scotland. A classic adventure race for teams...
Abersoch Dinghy Week
Mixed dinghy fleets compete at the Abersoch Dinghy Week, held in the last full week in July.
Menai Strait Regattas
The sailing takes place on the Menai Strait, a narrow stretch of water separating Anglesey from mainland North Wales. The majority of the boats racing are classic boats such as...
RORC Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
Offshore race around the south coast of Ireland.
The magic of Kinsale, racing for all classes, gourmet food, accommodation, fun and entertainment for all of the family. Known as the cruising hub of Ireland and on the Cool...
Annual championships of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association, held in 2019 at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dublin Bay.
During the Ascension Day holiday, over 200 Norwegian, Swedish and Danish yachting enthusiasts will set course for Skagen when participating in the annual Skagen Race, which...
Marstrand Big Boat Race
Marstrand Big Boat Race is a regatta by sailors for sailors. The concept is simple… Two days of intense racing – for both pros and amateurs. Great social events – breakfasts,...
Pantaenius Shetland Race
Pantaenius Shetland Race is a yacht race starting in Bergen in Norway. This is the most challenging and spectacular event of the North Sea and North Atlantic. The race provide a...
Feeder race for the North Sea Regatta - departing Scheveningen on 28 May for Harwich prior to the RORC North Sea race back again on 31 May in time for the North Sea Regatta.