Launched at the end of 2018, SailGP is a revolutionary new global sports championship, combining cutting edge technology with awe-inspiring athleticism.


SailGP will bring nail-biting action to Cowes, on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August, for what will be the penultimate event in the global championship’s inaugural season.

Racing just metres from the shore off Egypt Point, Cowes SailGP will be a heart-stopping spectacle for fans visiting during the first weekend of the world-famous Cowes Week regatta.

The Great Britain SailGP Team – skippered by Olympian Dylan Fletcher and comprising of some of the country’s top sporting talent – are planning to put on a show for the home crowd as they take on rival teams from Australia, China, France, Japan and United States. All six teams will race in identical 50-foot foiling catamarans at speeds capable of breaking sailings elusive 50 knot speed barrier.

With an array of ticketing options both on shore and on the water as well as a free-to-access Race Village between Cowes Green and Egypt Point, fans can place themselves in the heart of the action.

Spectators can get prime shore-side views of the racecourse with reserved seats all day in the SailGP Grandstand or upgrade to a privileged ringside position with Cruise Premier, an all-inclusive premium on-water hospitality option.

Another way to see the action is through one of the official Cowes SailGP charter companies, Marine Events or Solent Events, for a bespoke private charter package. Boat owners can sign up to the SailGP Boater Programme to access designated spectator zones on the racecourse perimeter to enjoy racing from the comfort of their own boat.

Book now to secure your seat at this unmissable event and show your support for the home team. Back the Brits!

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SailGP has partnered exclusively with Red Funnel to deliver the official premium on-water fan experience at the European debut of SailGP in Cowes. All Official Spectator Boats will have exclusive access to a dedicated on-water prime viewing area, closer than any other spectators on the race area perimeter.


  • Place onboard the official Spectator Boat ‘Red Jet’

  • Privileged viewing position on the racecourse perimeter in the heart of the action

  • Watch the spectacular race action from the top floor sun deck or the comfort of an indoor seat

  • Complimentary buffet featuring a locally-sourced menu

  • Free premium hosted bar with a wide selection of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks

  • Enjoy a free drink from one of the bars in the SailGP Race Village

  • Live race coverage on screens throughout the vessel

  • Onboard event commentator and chalk talk with sailing ambassador

  • Departure from Southampton and Cowes with up to three hours on the water and an opportunity to visit the Cowes SailGP Race Village

    from 9.15 Board any Red Jet passenger ferry (departs every 30 min) from Southampton T2 to West Cowes (Red Jet Timetable)
    until 13.30 Time to explore Cowes and to visit the SailGP Race Village
    13.45 Boarding Red Jet, West Cowes
    13.50 Departure West Cowes
    16.50 Return to West Cowes
    17.10 Return to Southampton

  • 20% discount* on the brand new Great Britain SailGP Team fan collection from the Gill web shop

*Promo code will be made available in confirmation mail after checkout

For more information check out the official SailGP Red Jet Charter page.

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