RACE YACHT CHARTERS: REGATTAS & RACES WORLDWIDE
Whether you are an experienced racer or race team, or if you have never raced before and would just like to see what yacht racing is all about, then chartering a yacht to compete in one of the worlds most prestigious regattas is an unbelievable experience. As with cruising, the Caribbean from December – April and the Med from May – October are the main spots for the major yacht regattas.
Our vast experience in yacht racing means whatever your requirements, we can help you every step of the way to ensure you have the perfect package to get everything you could hope for from a regatta, be it fighting for victory or simply to be involved. There are numerous regattas and races around the globe that are all possibilities for a race yacht charter. Most regattas are based in a location where in the evenings you may return to enjoy the areas entertainment. This means that you can bring loved ones who aren’t so keen on the racing. Offshore races are also an option, where you can spend days at sea pushing as hard or as soft as you like. Use the menu tabs above to read a few of the options available, but there are countless more that might suit you better. To utilize our experience in race charter for yachts from every end of the spectrum, please contact us to discuss your options.Please contact us!
RORC 600 Antigua mid February
A relatively young offshore race of 600 miles starting and finishing in Antigua. Unlike many offshore races, the 600 benefits from the trade winds, giving it the most predictable conditions of all the offshore races, making a great option for an offshore race charter.
Heineken Regatta St Maarten early March
A 3 day regatta located in the busy Caribbean Island of St Maarten. The event has grown over the years and now attracts yachts of all shapes and sizes. The sailing and the nightlife associated with the regatta occur in various locations around the island allowing you to experience all the island has to offer.
The BVI Spring Regatta late March
The flat water and reliable winds of the British Virgin Islands make the BVI a perfect location for the regatta as well as cruising. Prior to the start of the 3 day regatta is the 4 day sailing festival giving you the opportunity to see the islands and have a lot of fun in the process. Ideal for the families before the highly competitive regatta begins.
Antigua Classics Week mid April
Where the worlds most beautiful yachts meet the worlds most idyllic conditions. If your preference is for older techniques instead of modern technology, then classics week is a must.
Antigua Race Week late April / early May
Antigua race week has been high on the wish list of many yachtsmens since it began in 1967. Now in it’s 45th year it draws in people from all over the globe from complete novices to seasoned professionals. The reliable weather and great atmosphere guarantee a time to remember.
Maxi Worlds Early September
The Maxi Worlds is the pinnacle of large yacht and super yacht racing and is a representation of what sailing has evolved into. Every year playing hosts to the worlds most cutting edge yachts, this regatta never disappoints. Located in Sardinia, the courses incorporate cruising round the breathtaking Madelana Islands, offering some of the most spectacular sailing in the Meditteranean. With the location being near the Straights of Bonnifacio, it also gives the most reliable conditions in the Western Med.
Swan Cup Mid September
Every even year the Swans come to Sardinia and follow close behind the Maxi Worlds. With a very similar program to the Maxis, the only difference is you must have Swan, which as any sailor will tell you is no bad thing! With boats from 36ft to 112ft competing there is something for everyone.
The Voile De Saint Tropez late Sep / Early Oct
The highlight of the Med racing season for classic and modern yachts alike. Based in the heart of the breathtaking town of Saint Tropez on the French Riviera. Yachts from 20ft to 150ft compete for honors. A great atmosphere ashore makes it a spectacular event on and off the water.
Middle Sea Race late October
Another 600 mile offshore race, the middle sea race starts and finishes in the unique island of Malta. The middle sea race offers some of the most challenging and varied conditions that can be experienced in one race, and it has been described as the most beautiful racecourse in the world. Rounding Stromboli at night can only be described as humbling.