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


JOG Cowes Dielette

24 May 24 May, 2019

130 nautical mile race to the French town of Dielette.


Cowes Deauville Race

24 May 26 May, 2019

57th Annual race to Deauville


Whitsun Regatta

25 May 27 May, 2019

Hayling Island Sailing Club's three day regatta witnesses first class racing across a range of...

South West


Weymouth Yacht Regatta

25 May 26 May, 2019

An Olympic Regatta, held at the sailing venue for London 2012. Incorporating the IRC Southern...


COGS/FSC Gull Rock Manacles Race

26 May 26 May, 2019

QUW & IRC Classes Prizegiving at FSC after racing.


Azores and Back Race

01 Jun 15 Jun, 2019

The AZAB, also known as Azores and Back race is a 2,400 mile ocean regatta which starts in...


Haven Combined Series

04 May 28 Sep, 2019

Haven Combined Clubs Racing Series


Three Rivers Race

01 Jun 02 Jun, 2019

Europe's Toughest Inland Sailing Race


HSC Downriver Series June

09 Jun 09 Jun, 2019

Racing from Horning Sailing Club, Norfolk

London & South East


Sussex Combined Clubs Regatta

08 Jun 09 Jun, 2019

The Regatta was formally known as The Sussex Regatta and in 2016 it became the Sussex IRC...


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...



Scottish Series

24 May 27 May, 2019

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


Mudhook Regatta

08 Jun 09 Jun, 2019

Annual regatta of the Mudhook Yacht Club


Luddon RC35 Scottish Championship

22 Jun 23 Jun, 2019

Luddon RC 35 Scottish Championships


SCYC Early Summer Regatta

06 Jul 07 Jul, 2019

SCYC Early Summer Regatta


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


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...


ICRA Nationals

07 Jul 09 Jul, 2019

Annual championships of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association, held in 2019 at the Royal St....

North East


Filey Regatta

29 Jun 30 Jun, 2019

Part of ISO Circuit,

North West


RORC Isle of Man Midnight Race

05 Jul 05 Jul, 2019

Race from Liverpool to Douglas on the Isle of Man


Southport 24 Hour Race

14 Sep 15 Sep, 2019

The UK's No.1 dinghy endurance race.



Skagen Race

29 May 31 May, 2019

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


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...


Pantaenius Shetland Race

25 Jun 01 Jul, 2019

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



40 mijl van Bru

25 May 25 May, 2019

40 mile double handed race from Brunisee in Netherlands


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...


Vuurschepen Race

28 May 28 May, 2019

Feeder race for the North Sea Regatta - departing Scheveningen on 28 May for Harwich prior to the...



151 Miglia

30 May 01 Jun, 2019

After 9 editions, the 151 Miglia – Trofeo Cetilar is a regatta that has truly become a classic.


Lora Piana

02 Jun 08 Jun, 2019

Lora Piana Superyacht Regatta


Les Voiles d'Antibes

05 Jun 09 Jun, 2019

Les Voiles d'Antibes Classic Yacht Regatta

North France


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...



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...


Grenada Sailing Week

26 Jan 31 Jan, 2020

In 2012 a group of sailing enthusiasts and marine industry representatives initiated Grenada...


RORC Caribbean 600

17 Feb 21 Feb, 2020

The RORC Caribbean 600 is a thrilling 600nm odyssey taking competitors around some of the most...

East Coast USA


Newport Bermuda Race

19 Jun 26 Jun, 2020

635 mile biennial race from Newport, RI to Bermuda.