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Dates for your diary: your inside guide to the best luxury sporting events this summer

9 July 2024 • Written by Belle Rice and Holly Margerrison

Packed with sporting action across the globe, summer 2024 is set to be spectacular. BOAT gives you the luxury superyacht goer's guide to the events not to be missed – from the 2024 Olympics and Wimbledon tennis to a host of sailing regattas. Step inside the clubhouse here...

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Wimbledon: 1-14 July

Indulge in strawberries, cream and Pimm’s (and the world’s best tennis) for two weeks of competition on grass. The hottest tickets in town are for Centre Court suites, with hospitality provided by Michel Roux, Marcus Wareing and Tom Sellers.

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The Duke of Richmond opens the hillclimb at the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Goodwood Festival of Speed: 11-14 July

The Festival of Speed returns to the UK’s south coast this summer as “the world’s largest automotive garden party”, with Formula One giants McLaren, Ferrari and Mercedes all in attendance, alongside electric luminary Polestar, whose sleek eco-friendly vehicles will be on show.

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Vineyard Cup, Martha’s Vineyard: 11-14 July

If you’re anchoring off Martha’s Vineyard this summer and looking for a little healthy competition, the Vineyard Cup is for you. A part of the Classic Yacht Challenge Series, it’s a fun race for a varied fleet that starts from Edgartown and ends with a good old party. All proceeds from the regatta go to the Sail Martha’s Vineyard non-profit that supports marine education and preservation.

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 Olympic Games Paris 2024: 26 July - 11 August

The world’s biggest sporting event heads to France this summer with an exceptional line-up of games around historic and iconic locations – think Château de Versailles for equestrian competitions, a stadium right beneath the Eiffel Tower for beach volleyball, and fencing and taekwondo taking place at the Grand Palais.

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Cowes Week: 27 July  - 2 August

As it nears its 200th anniversary in 2026, the Isle of Wight regatta just gets bigger and better. With 40 daily races for more than 500 boats, it’s the largest of its kind and has a brilliant blend of competitive and social events. Keep your eyes peeled for VIP invitations to dinners and cocktails at the Royal Yacht Squadron, Royal Thames Yacht Club and, of course, the Musto Closing Party.

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US Open: 26 Aug - 8 September

Get in on the action at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, where reigning champions Coco Gauff and Novak Djokovic will be defending their titles. Top tickets include those at the 1968 Room, which offers chef-curated lunches and dinners alongside courtside seats to catch the players in action, up close and personal.

The second preliminary regatta of the 37th America's Cup will be held on the waters of the Red Sea in Jeddah
The America's Cup: 22 August – 20 October

Considered the crème de la crème of yacht racing, the 37th edition of the America's Cup will take place in Barcelona in 2024. The regatta is every four years, where some of the world's most talented sailors compete for the oldest trophy in international sport in yachts – and the Preliminary Regatta kicks off the Cup on 22 August.

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