Due to adverse weather conditions forecasted for Friday in Cowes, The King’s Cup hosted by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will now take place on Friday 9th August.
King’s Cup Hosted By The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will host the inaugural regatta The King’s Cup in summer 2019 to raise awareness and funds for eight of Their Royal Highnesses’ patronages.

The event, which will take place on Friday 9th August on the Isle of Wight, will see The Duke and Duchess go head to head as skippers of individual sailing boats, in an eight boat regatta race. The winning team will be awarded The King’s Cup, a historic trophy first presented by King George V at Cowes’ Royal Yacht Squadron in 1920.

Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will become an annual event, bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whist also raising support and funds for the causes that The Duke and Duchess support.

KEY EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
  • Eight selected charities will benefit from the awareness and funds raised through this event
  • The event has been supported by Land Rover, the Presenting Partner of The King’s Cup
  • The racing will take place in the Solent and be run by the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, Isle of Wight
  • Racing will take place on ‘Fast40+ Class’ race boats –high performance boats with a sailing crew of 12 people​​
  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will skipper two of the individual sailboats
  • The winning team will be awarded the historic trophy The King's Cup, first presented by King George V in 1920
  • Public can view the racing from the SailGP Race Village along Cowes Green and towards Egypt Point
  • The King’s Cup directly precedes Lendy Cowes Week and Cowes SailGP events
Members of the public and sailing fans are invited to watch the racing from the Cowes SailGP Race Village, situated along Cowes seafront, where there will be a grandstand and open viewing access, as well as family friendly activities and exhibits.