British Summer festivals 2018

UK regattas attract yachts and festival-goers from all over the world. Unrivalled racing action combines with that unique atmosphere only found at a British Summer sporting occasion.

Competitor or spectator, Outside Edge places you at the heart of the action.

Visit our sailing events pages for more details.


Cloudy Bay

Round the Island Race

The Solent: 7th July 2018

A one day spectacular and yacht race like no other. 1,700 yachts and around 16,000 sailors race around the Isle of Wight.



Panerai Classic Yacht Week

The Solent: 14th – 21st July 2018

Where some of the UK’s most beautiful yachts and their owners convene for a week of hard racing and serious socialising. Organised by the world famous Royal Yacht Squadron sailing club.




Cowes Week

Cowes. Isle of Wight: 4th -11th August 2018

Attracting the latest racing yachts from around the world, Cowes Week is the F1 of the sailing calendar and one of Britain’s top summer festivals.


Dartmouth Royal Regatta Sailing Week

30th- 1st August 2018

Founded in 1822, 300 yachts race over 3 days in Start Bay and on the beautiful River Dart. There’s loads of shore-side festival fun too; the Regatta Ball, Red Arrows’ air displays and spectacular fireworks over the town.



The Little Britain Challenge Cup

Cowes. Isle of Wight: 14th – 15th September 2018

The largest industry sailing regatta in Europe and open to any company from the construction industry. This charity event most is one of the competitive regattas in the sailing calendar.