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Cowes, 9 August 2019

A major sailing event hosted by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

in support of their charitable causes


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

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

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







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.

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