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

Warsash Spring Series

15 Mar 26 Apr, 2020

The first racing series of 2020!

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

JOG Cowes - Cherbourg

10 Apr 12 Apr, 2020

Race from Cowes on the Friday, return from Cherbourg on the Sunday.

South West

Regatta

Falmouth Classics

12 Jun 14 Jun, 2020

A Parade of Sail.

Regatta

Eddystone Charity Sailing Pursuit

20 June

The South West’s largest sailing fundraising event with almost £700,000 raised for charity to...

Regatta

Plymouth Regatta

10 Jul 12 Jul, 2020

The Yachtsman's Regatta.

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

Suffolk Yacht Harbour Classic Regatta

12 Jun 14 Jun, 2020

The East Coast Yachtsman's Favourite Haven.

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 - Tiger Trophy

01 Feb 02 Feb, 2020

The Everards Rutland Challenge for the Tiger Trophy was started in 1994 to encourage young...

Regatta

SailJuice Winter Series - Oxford Blue

15 Feb 15 Feb, 2020

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

Regatta

Ramsgate Week

26 Jul 31 Jul, 2020

The Friendly Regatta

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...

Regatta

Menai Strait Regattas

03 Aug 15 Aug, 2020

The sailing takes place on the Menai Strait, a narrow stretch of water separating Anglesey from...

Regatta

Abersoch Keelboat Week

24 Aug 28 Aug, 2020

Great racing, relaxed midday starts and the best bar in the sailing world makes Abersoch Keelboat...

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

Frostbite Cup 2019/2020 - Act 6

02 Feb 02 Feb, 2020

J/80 Frostbite Cup

Regatta

Icicle Trophy - Act 8

09 Feb 09 Feb, 2020

Welcome to the IJspegelTrophy

Regatta

The Grevelingen Cup 6

08 Mar 08 Mar, 2020

The largest winter series of the BeNeLux!

Norway

Regatta

Skagen Race

20 May 22 May, 2020

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

Regatta

Pantaenius Shetland Race

24 Jun 29 Jun, 2020

Pantaenius Shetland Race is a yacht race starting in Bergen in Norway. This is the most...

Regatta

Hollænderseilasen

24 Jun 29 Jun, 2020

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

Mediterranean

Regatta

Copa del Rey

22 Jul 02 Aug, 2019

Copa del Rey MAPFRE

Regatta

Les Voiles d'Antibes

03 Jun 07 Jun, 2020

Les Voiles d'Antibes Classic Yacht Regatta

Regatta

AEGEAN 600

14 Jun 20 Jun, 2020

An offshore race made by sailors for sailors.

Caribbean

Regatta

Grenada Sailing Week

26 Jan 31 Jan, 2020

Grenada Sailing Week has gained the reputation of a friendly and intimate regatta with a focus on...

Regatta

Caribbean Multihull Challenge

14 Feb 16 Feb, 2020

The Caribbean Multihull Challenge St. Maarten will embrace the spirit of multihull sailors:...

Regatta

Antigua 360

21 Feb 21 Feb, 2020

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

East Coast USA

Regatta

Newport Bermuda Race

19 Jun 26 Jun, 2020

635 mile biennial race from Newport, RI to Bermuda.