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


Sunsail Racing Series

16 Mar 01 Nov, 2019

Enjoy the best one design yacht racing the Solent has to offer, on board our identical fleet of Sunsail Match First 40s. From March to November, seven competitive weekends of...


Warsash Spring Series

17 Mar 28 Apr, 2019

The first racing series of 2019! The Warsash Spring Series and Championship is an annual sail race event held on the Solent during March and April, organised by the Warsash...


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.

South West


COGS Roscoff Race

03 May 03 May, 2019

Offshore night race hosted by Royal Cornwall Yacht Club


Pantaenius Triangle Race

04 May 06 May, 2019

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


Commodore's Challenge Cup

11 May 11 May, 2019

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

04 May 28 Sep, 2019

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 &...


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 outside Harwich and meanders around the Galloper wind farm before heading north...


Three Rivers Race

01 Jun 02 Jun, 2019

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


Flying 15 Southerns

06 Apr 07 Apr, 2019

Southern Championship for the Flying 15 Class.


Wayfarer Inland Championship

06 Apr 07 Apr, 2019

2019 Inland Championships for Wayfarer class.


Beachy Head Races

19 Apr 21 Apr, 2019

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,...



Kip Regatta

11 May 12 May, 2019

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

17 May 20 May, 2019

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...


Scottish Series

24 May 27 May, 2019

Scotland's premier yacht racing regatta happens every year on the second bank holiday of May in the stunning setting of Tarbert, Loch Fyne


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 highest peaks of Wales, England & Scotland. A classic adventure race for teams...


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.


Menai Strait Regattas

05 Aug 17 Aug, 2019

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

12 Jun 12 Jun, 2019

Offshore race around the south coast of Ireland.


Sovereign's Cup

26 Jun 29 Jun, 2019

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...


ICRA Nationals

07 Jul 09 Jul, 2019

Annual championships of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association, held in 2019 at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dublin Bay.

North East


Filey Regatta

29 Jun 30 Jun, 2019

Part of ISO Circuit,


Royal Yorkshire Regatta Week

03 Aug 10 Aug, 2019

The 162nd Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club, sailing out of Bridlington in East Yorkshire. Featuring races for Cruisers, Squibs, Contessa 26, and Yorkshire One Design across the week.

North West


Royal Mersey YC Regatta

08 Jun 08 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



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 yacht races. It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the 45th annual St....


BVI Spring Regatta

25 Mar 31 Mar, 2019

The BVI Spring Regatta is the one Caribbean Regatta that has something for everyone who attends. Whether you race, cruise, practice or just come to party, we have it all! Race...


Les Voiles de Saint Barth

14 Apr 20 Apr, 2019

The 10th edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Barth takes place on April 14- 20, 2019. The island of St Barthélemy will be ready to welcome the crews and guests from around the world...



Skagen Race

29 May 31 May, 2019

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

31 May 02 Jun, 2019

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

25 Jun 01 Jul, 2019

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...

Channel/North Sea


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 Vuurschepenrace, a race from Scheveningen in the Netherlands to Harwich in Essex and acts as a...


Vuurschepen Race

28 May 28 May, 2019

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.


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 Manche department and the Channel Islands : Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue,...



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 18th. The 2019 Capri Regatta includes: the Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy (MYCT), the...


Rolex Giraglia

07 Jun 15 Jun, 2019

A series of inshore and offshore races based from Giraglia in Corsica but also taking in the south coast of mainland France from Sanremo to Saint Tropez Sanremo - Saint Tropez:...


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 metres - a rally of special friends, covering 600 miles from Saint-Tropez to...