International Paint Poole Regatta

A thrilling showcase of sailing prowess and maritime camaraderie

What is it?

Poole’s Yacht Clubs have combined again to bring us the 2024 edition of this classic regatta with 150 to 200 boats expected out on the water, taking part in various races in or around Poole Bay. Poole Regatta attracts people from near and far in boats big and small, from local Flying 15s and XODS to Fast 40’s and IRC handicap classes. It is truly a great spectacle. So no matter what boat you sail you’ll find a friendly fleet to join in this prestigious regatta.

The Regatta has something for everyone from the most experienced sailor to a racing first timer. If you are passionate about racing or have a desire to start racing don’t miss out on this spectacular event. For those first timers, our ‘From the Helm’ series covers many subjects such as our recent ‘Get into Racing’ webinar with Rob Gibson of Poole Sailing.

The events title sponsor is International Paint.

What are the HavenKJ crew up to?

Haven KJ are proud to continue to be a silver sponsor of the Poole regatta.

Our crew will be at the event, out on the water onboard the renowned “Haven KJ Enigma” and “Y-Qnot” and ashore, supporting the event with other boating enthusiasts. Make sure you say ‘Hello’ when you see them!


When is it?

The International Poole Regatta 2024 will take place over the bank holiday weekend of 25th to 27th May 2024.




Where is the Poole Regatta Held?

Poole Regatta is held in the beautiful waters of Poole Harbour and Poole Bay.

Where can I stay?

There are plenty of places to stay in Poole from chain hotel groups to small B&B’s. If you are looking for a fine dining experience with your hotel you cannot go wrong with the Hotel du vin.

A limited number of places for campervans are available at Poole Yacht Club and Rockley Park also offers spaces for caravan hire.

Where can I buy tickets for the Poole Regatta

To enter the Poole Regatta you need to fill in the form and enter the right class for your boat.

For those wanting to enter the IRC or VPRS/Regatta you will need a correct rating certificate. You might even be able to get this done at the regatta.

Entry can be purchased online from the entry page of the regatta’s site

Is there parking at the Poole Regatta

There is plenty of car parking all over Poole in various car parks. If you need more information on parking the information on the Poole tourism page is a good start.

What kind of food does the Poole Regatta offer?

Poole Town offers many culinary choices for the spectators and competitors.