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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 Tuesday 14th to Wednesday 15th September 2021 providing participants with the option of staying on in picturesque Portsmouth for a weekend break.

Update regarding Covid19 >

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

“Thank you so much for your support of this year’s online auction. It was a tremendous effort all round and kind of everyone who donated an item or experience, bid on any of the fantastic lots, donated money, or helped by raising awareness of the event through contacting friends or posting about the auction on social media.”

Shaun Frohlich
Chairman, Moore Barlow Silicon Cup Regatta


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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Tuesday 14th September

  • 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

Wednesday 15th September

  • 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 Simon Boulding 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.