An exciting year for 2020 events. As the 2020 sailing calendar gathers momentum, now is the time to book your charter for the event you don’t want to miss. All the established races, regattas and other important events will be taking place this year. On board G-Force you’ll be at the centre of the action, enjoying all the heart-stopping drama and breathtaking sights of these waterborne spectaculars.
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Vice Admiral’s Cup 15th – 17th May 2020 Cowes, Isle of Wight

The Solent based, inshore regatta (primarily for One Design Classes) brings together six classes for three days of intense, close racing across two courses. From the ultra-modern FAST40+ and HP30 classes to hugely refitted and modified IOR Quarter Tonners, competition is notoriously fierce.

Americas Cup 2021 Series Race 4th – 7th June 2020 Portsmouth

The Solent waters will form the race course for the competing America’s Cup teams that will start training on the 31st of May until the 3rd of June, prior to the racing starting on the 4th. The race course will have a windward leeward configuration – with an upwind start to ensure a conventional match race pre-start – and will be positioned close to the shores off Southsea Common. The Royal Navy and Portsmouth International Port will house the five international America’s Cup teams using the extensive maritime facilities in Portsmouth.

Old Gaffer’s Festival 2020 Date To Be Announced Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

A colourful event with around 100 traditional gaff-rigged vessels filling Yarmouth Harbour on the Isle of Wight. A great day out. Returning to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, after an absence.

Round the Island Race 29th June 2020 Cowes, Isle of Wight

The race takes competitors 60nm around the Isle of Wight and draws entrants from all over the world. It is one of the most important fixtures on the yachting calendar. The annual Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight, an island situated off the south coast of England. The race regularly attracts over 1,600 boats and around 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world and the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK after the London Marathon and the Great North and South Runs.

Panerai Classic Yacht Week 13th – 20th July 2020 Cowes, Isle of Wight and The Waters of the Solent

Five race series plus a race round the Island, with magnificent classic yachts from the UK and Europe competing.

Cowes Week 10th – 17th August 2020 Cowes, Isle of Wight

Established in 1826, Cowes Week is the world’s longest running regatta and the UK’s most prestigious sailing event. Organised by the Royal Yacht Squadron, it is as much a fixture on the summer social calendar as the sailing calendar. Cowes Week, actually eight days, attracts entrants from across the world, with around 1,000 racing boats taking part.

SailGP 14th – 15th August 2020 Cowes, Isle of Wight

Record-breaking SailGP returns to Cowes, Isle of Wight, on August 14th and 15th for the first European event of Season 2. See www.sailgp.com. Book with G-Force Charters and watch this exciting event close up.

Fastnet Race Date for 2021 To Be Announced

 The Fastnet Race is a famous biennial offshore yacht race organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club of the United Kingdom. Generally considered one of the classic offshore races, ‘Fastnet’ is a difficult contest testing both inshore and offshore skills, boat and crew preparation and speed potential. From its inception, the Fastnet Race has proven highly influential in the growth of offshore racing, and remains closely linked to advances in yacht design, sailing technique and safety equipment.

Little Britain Cup 11th – 12th September 2020 Cowes, Isle of Wight

The Little Britain Challenge Cup was established in 1988 and is a sailing regatta for the construction industry. It regularly includes more than 3000 competitors, making it the biggest regatta in the UK after Cowes Week.

Southampton International Boat Show 11th – 20th September 2020 Southampton, Hampshire

The on water, outdoor celebration of all things boating, a fun-filled day out for boaters, trade and the whole family.
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