Classic Yacht Regattas 2020

It may be hard this year to get out and enjoy the racing, camaraderie and shore-side entertainment that make up these wonderful classic events we love to attend. It’s hard to see how 2 metre social distancing would be possible on board without having half the crew up the rig! I will try and keep the lists up-to-date as new information comes in. Due to the pandemic many events are now cancelled and a few postponed, and those we know about are shown below.

Good luck! Maybe its time to just sail around to that bay you’ve been meaning to anchor in, take a swim and have a jolly with family and close friends.

Stay safe.

Australia/New Zealand

2nd – 5th November
CYAA Cup Regatta, Melbourne

17th – 18th November
RYCV Lipton Cup Regatta, Melbourne 

Antigua Classics, 2019 Ph: Ed Whiting

26th December
75th Sydney – Hobart Race

24th – 26th January
Auckland – Mahurangi – Auckland

26th January
Australia Day Regatta – Sydney

27th January
Anniversary Regatta, Auckland

6th – 8th March
Classic Yacht Regatta, Auckland

28th March
Round Rangitoto Race, Auckland

7th – 8th March
Sydney Harbour Regatta

19th April
Vintage and Veterans Regatta, Auckland

25th April
ANZAC Day Regatta, Auckland


2nd January
Cape to Rio


Sumurun, St Tropez, 2019 Ph: James Robinson Taylor


23rd November
RORC TransAtlantic – Lanzarote-Grenada

26th – 31st January
Grenada Sailing Week

21st February
Antigua 360 Race

24th – 28th February
RORC Caribbean 600 Race

11th– 15th March
Superyacht Challenge, Antigua

19th – 22nd March
St Barths Bucket Regatta  CANCELLED

30th March – 5th April
BVI Spring Regatta.       POSTPONED

19th – 25th April
Les Voiles De St Barth         CANCELLED

15th – 21stApril
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta.  CANCELLED

25th April
Round Antigua Race

24th – 26th April
West Indies Regatta, Saint Barth

25th April – 1st May
Antigua Sailing Week.       CANCELLED

6th May
Antigua – Bermuda Race.     CANCELLED


Belle, New York Yacht Club, 2019

America / Canada

21st – 22nd February
Islands Race, San Diego

12th – 14th June
NYYC Annual Regatta, Newport, R.I.     POSTPONED

19th June
Newport – Bermuda Race.      CANCELLED

23rd – 28th June
Block Island Race Week, Block Island, R.I.   CANCELLED

11th July
Vineyard Cup, Vineyard Haven, MA    CANCELLED

16th – 18th July
NYYC Race Week, Newport, R.I.   POSTPONED to September

19th July
NYYC Queen’s Cup, Newport, R.I.   POSTPONED to September

24th– 25th July
Camden Classics Cup, Camden, ME.   CANCELLED

30th July
Castine Classic Yacht Race, Castine, ME

31st July
Camden to Brooklin Feeder Race

1st August
Eggemoggin Reach Regatta, Brooklin, MA

7th– 9th August
Buzzards Bay Regatta, New Bedford, MA.   CANCELLED

7th– 9th August
Edgartown Classics Regatta, MA.   CANCELLED

8th– 9th August
Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta, Marblehead, MA.   CANCELLED

8th– 16th August
Nantucket Race Week, Nantucket, MA

16th August
Opera House Cup Regatta, Nantucket, MA

28th– 30th August
Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta, Bristol, R.I.

5th– 6th September
Newport Classic Yacht Regatta, Newport, R.I.

6th September
Conanicut Around the Island Race, Jamestown, R.I.

11th– 12th September
Indian Harbor Yacht Club Classic Yacht Regatta, Greenwich, CT

20th September
Heritage Cup, Sea Cliff, NY

23rd – 26th September
NYYC Race Week, Newport, R.I.

27th September
NYYC Queen’s Cup, Newport, R.I.


Chubasco, Transpac, 2019 Ph: Walter Cooper/Ultimate Sailing

UK and Ireland

15th – 17th May
Cowes Spring Classics, Shepards Marina, Cowes  POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER

30th May
Round The Island Race, Isle Of Wight   POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER

4th – 11th June
The Fife Regatta, Fairlie, The Clyde.  CANCELLED

13th – 18th July
Cork 300 – Cork Week, Ireland CANCELLED

18th – 24th July
Glandore Classic Regatta, Cork, Ireland CANCELLED

18th – 25th July
British Classic Week, Cowes CANCELLED

25th – 31st July
Cowes Classic Week.     CANCELLED

7th – 16th August
Falmouth Week CANCELLED

8th – 15th August
Cowes Week.   CANCELLED

4th – 6th September
Cowes Spring Classics, Shepards Marina, Cowes.   NEW DATE

19th September
Maldon Regatta

26th September
Round The Island Race, Isle Of Wight.   NEW DATE

BCYC, Ph: Chris Brown


6th – 10th May
PalmaVela, Palma de Mallorca.   POSTPONED TO OCTOBER


10th – 14th June
Classic Yacht Civitavecchia

16th – 21st June
Argentario Sailing Week.     CANCELLED

17th – 20th June
The Superyacht Cup, Palma.  CANCELLED

25th – 28th June
Spetses Classic Regatta, Greece

8th – 11th July
Puig Vela Clássica, Barcelona.     CANCELLED

15th – 18th July
Semana Clásica Puerto Sherry

20th – 25th July
Corsica Classics

12th – 15th August
Vela Clásica Mallorca – Club de Mar.     CANCELLED

25th – 29th August
Vela Clásica Menorca CANCELLED

10th – 13th September
Vele d’Epoca di Imperia.   CANCELLED

16th – 20th September
Les Voiles D’Antibes.      NEW DATE

21st – 26th September
Régates Royales, Cannes

27th September
Coupe d’Automne du Yacht Club de France, Cannes-St Tropez

28th September – 3rd October
Les Voiles de Saint Tropez – ‘Les Traditions’

4th – 10th October
Les Voiles Super Boats (including schooners and Big Boats)

15th – 18th October
Vele Storiche Viareggio, Tuscany

22nd – 25th October
PalmaVela, Palma de Mallorca.   NEW DATE

Puritan, Capri, 2019 Ph: Blue Passion

Elsewhere in Europe

16th – 22nd August
8 Metre World Championships, Enkhuizen, Netherlands.     POSTPONED TO 2021

16th – 23rd August
12 Metre World Championships, Helsinki.     POSTPONED TO 2021

11th – 18th September
6-Metre European Championships, Sanxenxo, Spain.  POSTPONED

Columbia, Antigua Classics, 2019 Ph: Ted Martin


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