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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 15th to Friday 16th September 2022 providing participants with the option of staying on in picturesque Portsmouth for a weekend break.

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 15th 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

Friday 16th September

  • 07:30 Breakfast is served at Pontoon View, Cowes Yacht Haven (must be pre-booked)
  • 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.

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

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.


Skippered Package Costs

40ft boat – 10 Guests = £5795 + VAT
Sunsail 41.0 – 8 Guests = £5495 + VAT

What’s included:

  • Charter of a 40ft or Sunsail 41.0 Yacht for up to 10/8 guests, inc fuel
  • Sunsail Skipper and 1st Mate.All weather clothing for each crew member
  • Packed lunch and soft drinks on board both days
  • Welcome drink and Gala Dinner tickets for your team *pro crew eat at another location.
  • Berthing at Cowes Yacht Haven
  • On-board accommodation for 6 people if sharing cabins or 3 for single occupancy.
  • Prize-giving with afternoon tea
  • Up to 1.5M Bow branding
  • Trophies for podium places
  • All pre-event and on-site management

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.