Regatta Yacht Charter
An unparalleled sense of community and competition
A regatta yacht charter is the ultimate way to enjoy a sailing yacht, racing against other like-minded enthusiasts in some of the world’s most inspiring destinations. Whether you are a seasoned racer or just looking for a luxury yacht charter vacation with a difference, the yachting calendar is full of exciting regattas around the world, with something to suit everyone.
Superyacht sailing regattas have increasingly gained in popularity over the years, featuring more and more frequently as an option for luxury yacht charter vacations. The sense of community and exuberant atmosphere combined with the thrill of wind under sail is an experience that is second to none. Yachts chartered for regattas are typically high performance sailing yachts but your charter broker can advise on the best yacht for your needs and any formalities such as racing charter insurance and experienced racing crew.
From their casual beginnings in Nantucket in 1986, Bucket Regattas have attracted a growing number of participants and spectators looking to enjoy the sense of camaraderie and spirited competition. The St Barth’s Bucket is hosted by the Caribbean island of St Barthélemy which transforms into a hub of superyacht activity for three days of racing, welcoming record numbers to its fleet each year. Its sister regatta, the Newport Bucket, takes place annually in Newport, Rhode Island and is known for its fun atmosphere, perfect for a luxury yacht charter vacation that incorporates a true enthusiasm for sailing.
Other regattas held around the world include the Superyacht Cup for yachts of 26m (85ft) and above, in Palma de Mallorca . The Millennium Cup, held off of Auckland, New Zealand features a variety of harbour and passage races and also welcomes motor yachts to compete around a set course. The prestigious Voiles de St Tropez Regatta is the last event held in the summer in Saint Tropez and features hundreds of magnificent sailing yachts, gathered for a week of racing and festivities. If your passion is for classic yachts then classic and vintage regattas are perfect such as the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, offering spectacular displays of beautifully crafted vessels gliding gracefully on the waves, or the Panerai Classic Challenge that runs throughout the summer in some of the most beautiful coastal areas in the Mediterranean, from Antibes to Sardinia, and finishes off in Cannes end September.
The range of regattas held around the globe means that there truly is something for everyone so browse our forthcoming regatta events to find the perfect one for you.