British Summer festivals 2016

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.


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The Solent: 4th July 2016

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



Panera Classic Yacht Regatta

The Solent: 16th – 23rd July 2016

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.


America’s Cup World Series

Portsmouth: 21st – 24th July 2016

The America’s Cup World Series is returning to Portsmouth. The world’s best sailors will compete on wing-sailed 45ft catamarans. The competition begins this Summer, culminating in the finals in 2017 in Bermuda.



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Cowes Week

Cowes. Isle of Wight: 6th -13th August 2016

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

25th – 28th August 2016

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: 9th – 10th September 2016

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.