Cumberland Regatta

Date: See Calendar here
Venue: Cowes
Format: Two days of navigational exercises in the Solent

Our annual Cumberland Regatta is now recognised as the high-point of the Club's social and sailing year.

Cruisers race on the Saturday for the Queen Victoria Cup in the morning and the Royal Thames Offshore Challenge Cup in the afternoon, with a stop for lunch in between. The Younger Members also race at the same time in the Club’s fleet of J/70s.

Berths are available on Saturday evening in the Haven at The Royal Yacht Squadron, by kind permission of the Flag Officers.  Sunday sees our Pursuit Race for the 1776 Cumberland Cup, the oldest yacht racing trophy in the world.

Provisional Schedule

Yachts arrive during the afternoon in Cowes.
1830    Drinks and Paella  at The Sugar Store, Shepards Wharf Marina
Dress:  Casual
1100    Start  of two NavEx for the the Queen Victoria Cup and the RTYC Offshore Challenge Cup
1300    Lunch between races in the vicinity of Osborne Bay,
1900    The Annual Dinner of the Cumberland Sailing Society (founded 1775) on the Platform at RYS
Dress:  Reefers or Lounge Suits
Limited berths available in the RYS Haven, subject to availability

1100     Start of the Pursuit NavEx for the Cumberland Cup 1776
1600:    The Cumberland Fleet departs