Silicon Cup

Sept 27-28th 2018

The Silicon Cup - The IT Industry Sailing Regatta 

The Silicon Cup gathers Manufacturers, Channel Partners, Software Developers, Cloud Solutions and more for a two-day charity sailing event. It is strategic networking designed to entertain, reward, connect, and give back.


Held in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, the The Silicon Event is the sailing regatta for the IT industry, welcoming hundreds of industry professionals to the Solent for the excitement of yacht racing combined with networking and team building. The event is a fantastic way to get in front of potential new clients and partners, entertain key business contacts and strengthen working relations.
The Regatta welcomes new teams and previous competitors. Sailing experience is not necessary, as training from our professional crew will be given throughout the event.


Being on the water, racing yachts along side your colleagues, clients and suppliers is a great adventure, one not to be missed. However, the DELL EMC Silicon Cup has a secondary focus of which we are extremely proud, and that is to raise awareness and money for the events charities of choice. Dreams Come True, Jubilee Sailing Trust and the NSPCC details of which are below. 

Each year 10,000 children in the UK are diagnosed with life threatening and long-term illnesses. With your help we can put smiles on the faces of many more sick children.

The Jubilee Sailing Trust is a registered charity whose mission is to promote the integration of people of all physical abilities via the challenge and adventure of sailing tall ships on the open sea.

Your entry includes

The Silicon Cup Regatta Entry

  • Sunsail Match First 40 yacht
  • Max 10 guests per yacht (sleeps 6 guests, in 2 shared cabins and 2 x single saloon berths)
  • Professional Skipper and 1st Mate
  • Racing packed lunch both days
  • Gala dinner tickets for your team and pro-crew for Thursday Evening (additional tickets available for guests)
  • Prize giving on Friday followed by Afternoon tea
  • Your company logo on your yacht (1.5m size, upgraded sizes & prices available on request)
  • Berthing in Cowes Yacht Haven


Thursday 27th September

09:30 Tea & Coffee Cowes Yacht Haven
10:00 The Silicon Cup Registration for all teams opens in Cowes
11.00 Official Event Welcome
11:30 Registration closes

13:00 Race 1 Starts, followed by subsequent races

17:00 Boats return to Cowes Yacht Haven after racing
17:00 Leisure time to get ready for evening party

19:00 Sponsored Drinks Reception

19:30 Welcome & Gala Dinner 
21:00 Charity Auction and fundraising activities

00:00 Carriages

Friday 28th September

07:30 Breakfast is served at Cowes Yacht Haven Events Centre (Advance bookings only)
08:45 Join Yacht
10:00 Day 2 Racing starts, followed by subsequent races

14:30 Boats return to Cowes Yacht Haven after racing

14.30 The Silicon Cup Prize Giving

14:45 Afternoon Tea is served
15:00 Bar remains open, and guests depart at leisure

15:15 Red Jet departs every 15 minutes towards Southampton


Find out more

To book your place at this regatta simply fill in the forms listed below and get in touch with us:

For more information please follow the link below or contact Zoe Harmer 

Email:  [email protected]

Tel: 02392 222 221

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Stunning Sailing Destinations 
Flotilla routes
Types of yachts
44 yrs
Creating holidays
4 hr
Service commitment
Consumer protection