Racing Series Launched for 2024 and Prometheus Sailing are delighted to announce a new partnership, which will see the long established Sunsail Racing Series renamed as the Racing Series.

The Racing Series offers sailors access to a multi-weekend race series in the Solent, culminating in a grand final in the autumn. The series is staged on a perfectly matched fleet of one design yachts, the Sunsail 41 fleet of 41ft Jeanneau performance cruisers. Crews of up to 10 can enter just one of the series or campaign the entire 5 rounds.

The series sees up to 12 teams racing each weekend, with race management provided by a highly experienced race committee on a mobile committee boat. The top two crews from each weekend qualify to enter the series final in November 2024. The series weekends start and finish in Port Solent Marina, taking to the sheltered waters of the Solent and often seeing crews head to Cowes for a Saturday night stop over for crews.

The winners of the Racing Series Final will be awarded the Racing Series trophy, along with award winning Mermaid Gin from the local Isle of Wight Distillery.

The 2023 Race Series Final saw the top three places dominated by international teams in 1st and third place, with the J.P. Morgan Sailing Club taking 2nd place.

2023 Racing Series Final Results

1st Place               Petr Denissenko (Skipper) and Dmitry Shemetilo (1st Mate)

2nd Place              J.P. Morgan Sailing Club

3rd Place              Grant Gillon (Skipper) and Mihai Gheorghita (1st Mate)

Dates for the Racing Series 2024 are: Racing Series 1:        16-17 March 2024 Racing Series 2:        13-14 April 2024 Racing Series 3:        4-5 May 2024 Racing Series 4:        13-14 July 2024 Racing Series 5:        12-13 October 2024 Racing Series Finals:  November 2024

Full details on the Racing Series can be found on the Prometheus Sailing website here:

Commenting on the new partnership for the Racing Series, Prometheus Sailing Managing Director, Simon Boulding said: “The Racing Series has a rich heritage of bringing exciting and accessible racing to the public. The race series is staged on a perfectly matched fleet of one design yachts, offering sailing clubs, groups of friends and family and even teams of corporate sailors access to a perfectly matched big boat fleet – an almost unique proposition in the world of sailing.”

Mark Jardine, Managing Director of added: “The Racing Series is all about making competitive sailing convenient and attainable. With each team on identical yachts, no calculations are needed to see who has won, making it easy to understand for novice sailors. We’re delighted to partner with Simon and the team at Prometheus Sailing and will be following the racing with great interest, building towards the Finals in November which is sure to be a spectacular conclusion.”

Existing or new competitors in the 2024 Racing Series should contact Terry Hunt at Prometheus Sailing for further information.

Terry Hunt


Telephone: 02394 350505