Events

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 hello@tendrr.co


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

Regatta

Hamble Winter Series

06 Oct 01 Dec, 2019

Competitive racing until the first week of December for IRC and One Design classes.

Regatta

NAB Tower Race

28 Mar 28 Mar, 2020

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

Regatta

RORC Easter Challenge

10 Apr 12 Apr, 2020

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

East

Regatta

707 Eastern Area Championships

07 Sep 08 Sep, 2019

Multiple races on a level playing field against all entrants.

Regatta

North Sea Race

22 May 22 May, 2020

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

Regatta

RORC East Coast Race

19 Jun 19 Jun, 2020

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

London & South East

Regatta

SailJuice Winter Series - Datchet Flyer

07 Dec 08 Dec, 2019

The Datchet Flyer sees two days of handicap and pursuit racing on Queen Mother Reservoir,...

Regatta

SailJuice Winter Series - Bloody Mary

11 Jan 11 Jan, 2020

The Bloody Mary Pursuit Race is the most famous dinghy handicap race held in the UK. Open to all...

Regatta

SailJuice Winter Series - King George Gallop

26 Jan 26 Jan, 2020

The Oxford Blue takes place at the Oxford Sailing Club on Saturday 16 February 2019 and the...

Scotland

Regatta

Scottish Island Peaks Race

15 May 17 May, 2020

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

Regatta

Scottish Series

22 May 25 May, 2020

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

Regatta

St. Kilda Challenge

11 Jun 13 Jun, 2020

Venture into the North Atlantic through some of the world's best sailing grounds. Add to the mix...

Wales

Regatta

Three Peaks Yacht Race

13 Jun 14 Jun, 2020

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

Ireland

Regatta

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...

Regatta

RORC Round Ireland

20 Jun 20 Jun, 2020

Offshore race around the coast of Ireland

Regatta

Volvo Cork Week

13 Jul 24 Jul, 2020

The Amateur's Regatta

Netherlands

Regatta

Damen Breskens Sailing Weekend

30 Aug 01 Sep, 2019

Damen Breskens Sailing Weekend is the successor of the Breskens Week that was in the past during...

Regatta

Frostbite Cup 2019/2020 - Act 3

24 Nov 24 Nov, 2019

J/80 Frostbite Cup

Regatta

Frostbite Cup 2019/2020 - Act 4

08 Dec 08 Dec, 2019

J/80 Frostbite Cup

Norway

Regatta

Hollænderseilasen

30 Aug 01 Sep, 2019

Start at 09.00 on Saturday - estimated Finnish on Saturday evening from 17.00 - to 22.00Aftersail...

Denmark

Regatta

Skagen Race

20 May 22 May, 2020

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

Mediterranean

Regatta

Copa del Rey

27 Jul 03 Aug, 2019

Copa del Rey MAPFRE

Regatta

Palermo Monte Carlo

21 Aug 26 Aug, 2019

500 mile race from Palermo to Monte Carlo

Regatta

Vela Clasica Menorca

27 Aug 31 Aug, 2019

Classic Regatta held at Minorca Yacht Club

Caribbean

Regatta

RORC Transatlantic Race

23 Nov 01 Dec, 2019

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

Regatta

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...

Regatta

Barbados Sailing Week

16 Jan 24 Jan, 2020

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

East Coast USA

Regatta

Newport Bermuda Race

19 Jun 26 Jun, 2020

635 mile biennial race from Newport, RI to Bermuda.