Schedule of events


The Draft programme for the 15th Global  MBA Trophy regatta, 2019 in Portsmouth and Cowes, England

NOTE: The Offshore Race and Inshore racing days may be switched due to weather conditions.

Tuesday 23rd April  

Practice day for individual crews, by arrangement with the regatta organisers

Wednesday 24th April  

Practice day for individual crews, by arrangement with the regatta organisers

Thursday 25th April

14:00 -  Boat registration and pick up opens at Port Solent.  Check point is the Sunsail office at the Lock building.  Either a refundable deposit of GBP3,000 or a non- refundable damage waiver fee of GBP240 plus a refundable deposit of GBP800 will need to be paid.

Note: Crew lists, sailing CVs and participation fee need to be sent to the Organising Committee prior to boat pick up.

Afternoon - practice sailing on the Solent

Early Evening - Moor up at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

18:30 - Briefing and introduction to the race committee, details on the day’s event: skippers' briefing at HMS Warrior , Portsmouth.

19:00 - Opening Ceremony at HMS Warrior, Portsmouth

Friday 26th April

08:00 - Start of Offshore race! Around the Isle of Wight (Early to catch the tidal current)

Early evening - Moor up at Gunwharf Quays

19:00 - Dinner at the top of the Spinnaker Tower , Gunwharf Quays

Saturday 27th April

09:00 - Skippers briefing on the dockside at Gunwharf Quays

11:00 -  Start of first race!  3 races maximum, depending on weather conditions.

Early evening - Moor up at Cowes Yacht Haven

19:30 - Start of the Award Ceremony at the Royal Ocean Racing Club, Cowes  

  Sunday 28nd April

Free Sailing, Return to Port Solent, Boats check out

  Other information:

Shower and restroom facilities at Gunwharf Quays Marina, Cowes Yacht Haven

Accomodation is provided on board the yachts. Hotels/ bed and breakfasts are available onshore.

Spectator boats can be made available upon request at a fee for non-sailing friends and guests. 

  • Friday: Anti- clockwise route around the Isle of Wight.
  • Saturday: Flexible race course depending on weather conditions. 3 races maximum
  • Notice of Race to be made available to participants via the event's website
  • Racing Committee
  • Provision for Protest and Redress Committee
  • Provision for boats for Committee
  • Signals and VHF communications throughout the race