sailing events in july

Sailing Events in July

Sailing Events in July around the globe.

So in the Northern Hemisphere with Summer (!) upon us, there are some great sailing events to catch up with and participate in if you are lucky enough.  Starting with Sailing Events in July in the US.

 

Sailing Events in July in the US

Chicago to Mackinac Boat Race, Chicago Yacht Club, Chicago, Illinois.  Running from July 13-16 2013, The Mac, as it is known locally, is a sailing race of  333 miles from Chicago Yacht Club to Mackinac Island on Lake Michigan.  3,000 sailors will be competing in the longest annual freshwater sailing race in the world.  Although The Mac is primarily an amateur race, it does attract some of the finest sailing talents in the sport.

Larchmont Race Week, Larchmont Yacht Club, Larchmont, New York.  Running from July 13 – 21 2013, Larchmont Race Week has junior and senior sections during the week.

The Youngstown Level Regatta, Youngstown Yacht Club, Youngstown, Ohio.  Running from July 27 until July 28, two days of racing for both seniors and juniors, taking place around Long Island Sound.

 

Sailing Events in July in the UK

West Highland Yachting Week, Oban, West Coast Scotland.  Running from 27 July – 2 August 2013.  With 1,000 plus competitors from around the globe, it has become the biggest sailing event on the West Coast and takes place in Craobh, Oban and Tobermory.  As well as competitive racing there is a varied programme of shore-side activities too.

All Wales Boat Show, Conwy and Deganwy Quay Marinas, Conwy, North Wales.  Starting on Wednesday 24th July and finishing on Sunday 28th July 2013, the All Wales Boat Show is under new management and promises “a highly professional, all-encompassing watersports extravaganza, with activities and entertainment programme that will appeal to all”. The show has several locations along the Conwy River, which are accessible by water taxi or buses.

 

Sailing Events in July Rest of the World

Aegean Rally,  The Hellenic Offshore Racing Club, Faliro Bay, Greece.   Starting on July 19 and finishing on July 29, the race is a regatta, which consists of a series of 3 or 4 individual offshore races.  Starting and finishing at Faliro Bay the yachts sail approximately 300 nautical miles around the beautiful islands of the Aegean.

The Lake Ontario 300 Challenge, Port Credit Yacht Club, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.  Lake Ontario 300 starts on July 12 2013.  It is an offshore race on Lake Ontario, providing a challenging circumnavigation of the lake.

 

For more sailing events this year see our Sailing Dates article.

 

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Sailing Events

Some of the big sailing events coming up in May and June 2013:

Sailing Events US

The first on the sailing events list is Figawi Race Weekend, Hyannis, Massachusetts 25-27 May.  One of the premier sailing races on the East coast.  Also running this weekend but over on the West coast at Whiskeytown Lake is the Whiskeytown Regatta, Whiskeytown Sailing Club, Redding, California.

June sees four main sailing events.  First up is the Lighthouse Charity Regatta, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, from June 14-16, 2013 (Centerboards) and June 21 – 23, 2013 (Keelboats).   The charity recipients this year are The Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Center and The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs.  Next is Block Island Race Week, Storm Trysail Club, Block Island, Rhode Island from 23-28 June and last but not least the Long Beach Race Week, Long Beach Yacht Club & Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Long Beach, California.

Sailing Events UK

Two big events taking place during the same weekend 31 May to 2 June and on the same island is the Old Gaffers Festival, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.  Be taken back to a  bygone era and see hundreds of old gaffs.  Starting from Cowes at the top of the island is the infamous Round the Island Race where yachts compete to see who will make around the island first.

Sailing Events Europe

Three main events in Europe in June are Færderseilasen, Royal Norwegian Yacht Club, Oslo, Norway starting on 7 June.  Then it’s down to the Netherlands for the biggest catamaran race in the world Round Texel Race, Texel, on 15 June.  Not to be missed and billed as the biggest sailing event in the world is Kiel Week, Kiel, Germany running from 22 – 30 June

Sailing Rest of World

Two boat shows down under, the Melbourne Boat Show, Melbourne, Australia running from 14-17 June and then the  Adelaide Boat Show, Adelaide, Australia 20-23 June.

For details of other events happening around the world this year take a look at our Sailing Dates Blog

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Sailing Dates

One thing we cannot accuse the sailing world of being is inactive!  Here is a chronological list of some of  the important sailing dates, sailing regattas and boat show taking place around the world:

Sailing Dates USA

January

Quantum Key West Race Week, Key West, Florida

Seattle Boat Show, Seattle, Washington

New York Boat Show, New York, New York

February

Mardis Gras Race Week, New Orleans, Louisiana

Washington’s Birthday Regatta, Coconut Grove, Florida

Miami International Boat Show, Miami, Florida

New England Boat Show, Boston, Massachusetts

March

The Trans-Monroe Regatta, The Lake Monroe Sailing Association, Sanford, Florida

Port of L.A. Harbor Cup, Los Angeles Yacht Club, San Pedro, California

The Islands Race, Newport Harbor Yacht Club & San Diego Yacht Club, Newport Beach, California

San Diego Sperry Top-Sider NOOD, San Diego Yacht Club, Mission Bay Yacht Club, Coronado Yacht Club, San Diego, California

Newport Beach to Cabo San Lucas International Yacht Race, Newport Harbor Yacht Club, Newport Beach, California

San Francisco Cup, St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, California

April

Charleston Race Week, Charlston Ocean Racing Association, Charleston, Virginia

Newport Boat Show, Newport Beach, California

May

Figawi Race Weekend, Hyannis, Massachusetts

Whisleytown Regatta, Whiskeytown Sailing Club, Redding, California

June

Block Island Race Week, Storm Trysail Club, Block Island, Rhode Island

Lighthouse Charity Regatta, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Long Beach Race Week,  Long Beach Yacht Club & Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Long Beach, California

July

Chicago to Mackinac Boat Race, Chicargo Yacht Club, Chicargo, Illinois

Larchmont Race Week, Larchmont Yacht Club, Larchmont, New York

The Youngstown Level Regatta, Youngstown Yacht Club, Youngstown, Ohio

August

Newport Bucket Regatta, Newport, Rhode Island

September

Whale of a Sail, Carlyle Sailing Association, Carlyle Lake, Carlyle, Illinois

October

Coloumbus Day Regatta, Biscayne Bay Miami, Florida

United States Sailboat Show, Annapolis, Maryland,

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Sailing Dates UK

January

London Boat Show, Docklands, London

March

RYA Dinghy Show, Alexandra Palace, London

May

Old Gaffers Festival, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

Cumberland Cup, Royal Thames Yacht Club, London

June

Round the Island Race, Cowes, Isle of Wight

July

West Highland Yachting Week, Oban, W Coast Scotland

All Wales Boat Show, Conwy and Deganwy Quay Marinas, Conwy, North Wales

August

Cowes Week, Cowes, Isle of Wight

Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta, River Dart, Dartmouth, Devon

Fowey Royal Regatta, Fowey, Cornwall

Fastnet Race, Cowes, Isle of Wight

Clipper Round the World Race, Southampton, Hampshire

September

Southampton Boat Show, Mayflower Park, Southampton, Hampshire

Sailing Dates Europe

June

Færderseilasen, Royal Norwegian Yacht Club, Oslo, Norway

Kiel Week, Kiel, Germany

Round Texel Race, Texel, Netherlands

July

Aegean Rally,  The Hellenic Offshore Racing Club, Faliro Bay, Greece

Cork Week, Royal Cork Yacht Club, Cork, Ireland

Hangon Regatta, Hanko, Finland,

August

Lysekil Women’s Match, Lysekil, Sweden,

Tjörn Runt, Tjörn, Sweden

September

Kamer 2 Sailing Marathon, Kaag, Netherlands

October

Voiles de Saint-Tropez, Saint-Tropez, France

November

Vendee Globe, Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendee, France

ARC Race, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Sailing Dates Australia/New Zealand

January

Australia Day Regatta, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia

Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, Auckland, New Zealand

February

Melbourne Summer Boat Show, Melbourne, Australia

March

Port Esperance Regatta, Port Esperance Sailing Club, Dover, Tasmania

June

Adelaide Boat Show, Adelaide, Australia

Melbourne Boat Show, Melbourne, Australia

August

Sydney International Boat Show, Sydney, Australia

Darwin Boat and Outdoor Show, Darwin, Australia

September

Brisbane Boat Show, Brisbane, Australia

October

Balmain Regatta, Balmain Sailing Club, Balmain, New South Wales, Australia

December

Sail Melbourne, Sandringham Yacht Club, Melbourne, Australia

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia

Sailing Dates Canada

July

The Lake Ontario 300 Challenge, Port Credit Yacht Club, Mississauga, Ontario

August

Sail Canada Women’s Keelboat Championships, Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron and Bedford Basin Yacht Club, Halifax Nova Scotia

September

Canada Cup, The Great Lakes

Sailing Dates Caribbean

February

Heineken Regatta, St Maarten, Lesser Antilles

Jolly Harbour Valentine’s Regatta and Rum Festival, Antigua, Leeward Islands

March

St Maarten – St Marten Classic Yacht Regatta, St Maarten, Lesser Antilles

St Thomas International Rolex Regatta, St Thomas, US Virgin islands

April

Antigua Classics Yacht Regatta, Antigua, Leeward Islands

Antigua Sailing Week, Antigua, Leeward Islands

Les Voiles de St Barth, Leeward Islands

August

Carriacou Regatta, Carriacou, Grenadines

 

Sailing Dates Miscellaneous

America’s Cup – various venues

Extreme 40’s – various venues

Louis Vuitton Trophy – various venues

 

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