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The Silicon Cup Regatta is a thrilling event that will see you and your team enjoy two days of yacht racing from Cowes, the home of UK sailing. The Silicon Cup takes place on Thursday 26th – Friday 27th September 2019 providing participants with the option of staying on in picturesque Cowes for a weekend break.

All non-sailing activities take place at Cowes Yacht Haven, a purpose built sailing event facility, which is in close proximity to the boats, Cowes town Centre and the high speed ferry service to Southampton. The Gala dinner on the Thursday evening provides a fantastic social side to the event and a great networking element. Every year has a new theme. The charity auction offers some great lots with items such as tickets to high profile sporting events and luxury holidays available to bid for.

About us

Learn about the history of the Silicon Cup Regatta.

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Previous entrants

Read about which firms have won. Could you be next?

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Committee members

Meet the team behind the Silicon Cup Regatta.

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Thursday 26th Sept

  • 09:30 Tea & coffee – Cowes Yacht Haven
  • 10:00 The Silicon Cup registration – for all team captains opens in Cowes Yacht Haven
  • 11:30 Registration closes
  • 13:00 Race 1 starts, followed by subsequent races 17:00 Boats return to Cowes Yacht Haven after racing
  • 17:00 Leisure time to get ready for evening party 19:00 Sponsored drinks reception
  • 19:30 Welcome & Gala Dinner – Theme TBC
  • 21:00 Charity Auction & fundraising activities
  • 00:00 Carriages

Friday 27th Sept

  • 07:30 Breakfast is served at Cowes Yacht Haven Events Centre (Advance bookings only)
  • 08:45 Join Yacht
  • 10:00 Day 2 racing starts, followed by subsequent races (afternoon tea in Yacht Haven)
  • 14:30 Boats return to Cowes Yacht Haven after racing 14:30 The Silicon Cup Prize Giving
  • 14:45 Afternoon Tea is served
  • 15:00 Bar remains open, and guests depart at leisure
  • 15:15 Red Jet departs every 15 minutes to Southampton


We offer two types of packages: skippered entry and private entry.

A skippered entry teams you up with an experienced skipper from our partners Sunsail. You don’t need to have sailed before, they will take care of everything. Just turn up and you’ll be safely enjoying the water really quickly.

Private entries are open to experienced skippers and crews who provide their own yachts.

If you would like more information on the entries, then please contact Zoe Harmer on: 02392 22 22 21. If you’re ready to enter, then download the forms on our Entry page. We also have various sponsorship packages available. Learn more by contacting: 02392 22 22 21.