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

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


Cowes Keelboat Solent Series

04 May 29 Sep, 2019

The Cowes Keelboat Solent Series comprises 12 weekends of round-the-cans races from April to...


Cowes Keelboat Championship

11 May 22 Sep, 2019

The Cowes Keelboat Championship runs over six weekends from May to September and uses committee...


Panerai British Classic Week

13 Jul 20 Jul, 2019

The Gentleman's Regatta

South West


Fowey Classics

23 Jul 26 Jul, 2019

A classic boat rally featuring a fleet of vintage and modern sailing boats. Racing in the bay,...


Penzance Around Scilly And Back (PASAB)

26 Jul 29 Jul, 2019

Penzance Around Scilly and Back (PASAB) is our annual race that has been running since the 1978...


Lyme Regis Regatta

03 Aug 04 Aug, 2019

Annual Regatta of the Lyme Regis Sailing Club


Haven Combined Series

04 May 28 Sep, 2019

Haven Combined Clubs Racing Series


HSC Downriver Series - July

28 Jul 28 Jul, 2019

Racing from Horning Sailing Club, Norfolk


Horning Regatta Week

05 Aug 09 Aug, 2019

Horning Regatta Week held on River Horning in Norwich

London & South East


Ramsgate Week

21 Jul 26 Jul, 2019

The Friendly Regatta


Kay Lucas Trophy

17 Aug 17 Aug, 2019

Kay Lucas Trophy - Thurrock Yacht Club Open Day Our stretch of the Thames provides challenging...


Armada Challenge

24 Aug 24 Aug, 2019

2019 Armada Challenge



West Highland Offshore Series

21 Jun 10 Aug, 2019

Scotland's only season-long, passage race sailing championship. A series of races across a number...


Tarbert Traditional Boat Festival

20 Jul 21 Jul, 2019

Annual traditional boat festival held at Tarbert


West Highland Yachting Week

26 Jul 02 Aug, 2019

On the Crest of a Wave for over 70 years


Abersoch Dinghy Week

20 Jul 26 Jul, 2019

South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club, Abersoch, Wales


SCYC Pandora Welsh Open

28 Jul 02 Aug, 2019

Welsh open for Pandora class at SCYC


Squib Welsh Open

04 Aug 09 Aug, 2019

Squib Welsh Open Week at South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club


West Coast Championship

24 Jul 27 Jul, 2019

Annual West Coast Championships of WIORA, hosted by Foynes Yacht Club in County Limerick.


Calves Week

06 Aug 11 Aug, 2019

Annual regatta of the Schull Harbour Sailing Club in County Cork. Competitive and exciting racing...


Howth Wave Regatta

29 May 01 Jun, 2020

Sailors from around the Irish Sea region are being invited to take part in the Howth Wave...




20 Jul 24 Jul, 2019

500 mile race from Scheveningen to St. Malo



25 Jul 28 Jul, 2019

Elke dag twee wedstrijden over de Kagerplassen en ’s avonds feest in de tent; de Kaagweek is de...



03 Aug 08 Aug, 2019

De Sneekweek heeft geen toelichting nodig: overdag een heerlijk lange baan over het Sneekermeer...



CR Sailing Series Blankenberge - Regatta 3

24 Aug 24 Aug, 2019

Zeilwedstrijden voor CR gemeten jachten, gehouden voor de oostkust van België. Start en aankomst...


CR Sailing Series Blankenberge - Regatta 4

07 Sep 07 Sep, 2019

CR Trophy


CR Sailing Series Blankenberge - Regatta 5

08 Sep 08 Sep, 2019

CR Trophy




30 Aug 01 Sep, 2019

Coming Soon...



Skagen Race

20 May 22 May, 2020

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



Copa del Rey

27 Jul 03 Aug, 2019

Copa del Rey MAPFRE


Palermo Monte Carlo

21 Aug 26 Aug, 2019

500 mile race from Palermo to Monte Carlo


Vela Clasica Menorca

27 Aug 31 Aug, 2019

Classic Regatta held at Minorca Yacht Club



RORC Transatlantic Race

23 Nov 01 Dec, 2019

3000 nautical mile race from the Canary Islands to Grenada in the Caribbean.


Atlantic Rally for Cruisers ARC

25 Nov 09 Dec, 2019

The ARC is a ‘must do’ for many sailors, and attracts over 200 boats and 1200 people every year...


Barbados Sailing Week

15 Jan 23 Jan, 2020

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

East Coast USA


Newport Bermuda Race

19 Jun 26 Jun, 2020

635 mile biennial race from Newport, RI to Bermuda.