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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 Port Solent, Portsmouth, the home of UK sailing. The Silicon Cup takes place on Thursday 27th – Friday 28th May 2021 providing participants with the option of staying on in picturesque Portsmouth for a weekend break.

Update regarding Covid19 >

All non-sailing activities take place at Royal Ocean Racing Club in Cowes. This is just a short 10 minute stroll down the historic High Street from Cowes Yacht Haven where the boats will be based for the evening. 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.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s sailing event will be replaced by an online silent auction held from 5th October to 11th October.

There will be many fantastic lots to bid for including luxury holidays, boat trips, gourmet food and drink options, signed celebrity items, and smaller gifts – something for all tastes and budgets. There will also be the option to make a donation to our nominated charities: Dreams Come True, Andrew Simpson Foundation and Greig City Academy sailing programme.


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 27th May

  • 09:30 Tea & coffee – The Port House Cafe, Portsmouth
  • 09:30 The Silicon Cup registration – for all team captains opens in The Port House
  • 10:30 Registration closes
  • 12:30 Race 1 starts, followed by subsequent races
  • 17:00 Boats moor at 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 
  • 21:00 Charity Auction & fundraising activities
  • 00:00 Carriages

Friday 28th May

  • 07:30 Breakfast is served at Cowes Yacht Haven
  • 08:45 Join Yacht
  • 10:00 Day 2 racing starts, followed by subsequent races (afternoon tea in Yacht Haven)
  • 14:30 Boats return to Port Solent Marina after racing
  • 14:30 The Silicon Cup Prize Giving at The Port House
  • 14:45 Afternoon Tea is served
  • 15:00 Bar remains open, and guests depart at leisure


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.