We are enormously grateful to our sponsors for their support in helping us make the RYS Bicentenary International Regatta an unforgettable week.


Rolex enjoys an unrivalled reputation for quality and expertise the world over. Its Oyster watches are symbols of excellence, performance and prestige. Pioneer in the development of the wristwatch as early as 1905, the brand is at the origin of several landmark innovations in watchmaking, including the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism.

Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, exploration, sports and the environment through sponsoring, philanthropic and patronage programmes. Since the late 1950s, the brand has harnessed the passion for yachting and its popularity by establishing deep-rooted ties with influential yacht clubs across the globe. The long-standing partnership with the Royal Yacht Squadron symbolizes the enduring bond between Rolex and the maritime world.


UBS is delighted to be supporting the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Bicentenary. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Royal Yacht Squadron on the important role they have played in the sport of sailing over the last 200 years, which has earned them respect as one of the most iconic sporting clubs in the world.

The entry for the July Bicentenary Regatta is equally impressive for both its breadth and its quality and is testament to the high regard in which they are held across the world. All of us at UBS wish everyone taking part in this historic event an exciting and enjoyable time both on and off the water.


Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, is headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). There are three main underwriting divisions in the Group - Hiscox Retail (which includes Hiscox UK and Europe, Hiscox Guernsey, Hiscox USA and subsidiary brand, DirectAsia), Hiscox London Market and Hiscox Re,

Through its retail businesses in the UK, Europe and the US Hiscox offers a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers, as well as homeowners. Hiscox underwrites internationally traded, bigger ticket business and reinsurance through Hiscox London Market and Hiscox Re.

North Sails

North Sails is the Official Event Regatta Support Partner for the 2015 Bicentenary International Regatta. North Sails’ North U Regatta Services team will be onsite all week working with sailors to improve their boat setup, rig tune and sail trim. Led by expert sailing performance analysts Andreas Josenhans, Chuck Allen and Frank Gerber, the North Sails team will offer on-the-water performance analysis followed by daily photo and video debriefs each evening.

Additionally, the North Sails team will be offering practice and coaching prior to the regatta. Overnight sail repair will be available at the Cowes loft; and North Sails has partnered with Sailing Weather Service to provide free detailed daily weather forecasts for all competitors.

North Sails will host the Official Crew Party on Friday July 31st at the Cowes Yacht Haven.

Moët & Chandon

Synonymous with the most venerable of traditions and the most modern of innovations, Moët & Chandon has been inventing new ways of celebrating with champagne for nearly 270 years. The House’s pioneering gestures are legendary: the christening of vessels, the sabering of bottles, victory sprays by winning racers and the champagne pyramids that grace celebrations around the world.

Faithful to its founding philosophy of “sharing the magic of champagne with the world”, Moët & Chandon offers a range of wines for every occasion, starting with the iconic Moët Impérial and Rosé Impérial to the Grand Vintage and Grand Vintage Collection, the cellar master’s own interpretation of the year’s harvest

Slam Clothing

Slam is the official supplier for the Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary clothing range which is available for sale. Visit Slam Clothing.