8th until Saturday 12th May.
Cumberland Cup
8-12 May 2018


Competitor Programme

Race Documents


To apply for a place on the team please click here with a brief summary of your Team Racing experience.

  • This is a Gold standard event for experienced Team Racers. 
  • The club will cover the entry fee and social tickets for team members.
  • Racing runs from Wednesday 9th May to Saturday 12 May - team members must be available to race for the duration of the event.
The biennial Cumberland Cup, first held in 2008, is the only major international yacht racing event held in the UK capital, it involves two-boat team racing in the Club’s fleet of J/80s at Queen Mary reservoir. The impressive social programme includes a welcome reception, an evening at the Houses of Parliament and a Gala Dinner and Prize Giving.
The impressive trophy itself dates from 1912 and is a replica of an earlier cup of the same name dating from 1781 in the Club's possession, one of a series of such cups donated by the Duke of Cumberland, the Club's Royal Patron (the first-ever Cumberland Cup race was held in 1775, the year the club was first formed). The replica was commissioned in 1912 by members as a gift for the German Kaiser who had admired the original. It surfaced on the market in London at the beginning of the present century and was acquired for the Club by an anonymous syndicate of members.