About us

UKFSC is the National Sailing Championships for the Firefighters of the United Kingdom.

Our sailing event is held every Spring in The Solent and with the help of our sponsors, we raise money to help many charities.

The majority of us are Firefighters, but entry is also open to other Emergency Services, with entries from Police and Ambulance crews. We also extend a welcome invitation to Fire Services from other countries and our sponsors can participate.

Format of the Event

The event is usually four days in total, with three days of sailing and three social events. We start with an opening ceremony and Skippers’ briefings in Port Solent on the Monday evening. We then race on Tuesday and Wednesday and have a gala dinner on Wednesday evening with a charity raffle and guest after-dinner speaker. Our renowned ‘Passage Back’ race starts on the Thursday morning and gives the opportunity for boats that have come last in previous races, to start first. We usually get back to Port Solent around 4pm and say our goodbyes.


Over the lifetime of the event we are very proud to have raised over £100,000 for charity. Out of the charity money we raise at each event, we always donate 25% of it to the RNLI and 25% to The Firefighters Charity. The rest is divided equally between a charity nominated by the guest speaker, and a charity nominated by the overall winning team.


Sponsoring our event can open up a great opportunities for your organisation.

Our sponsors have given us great feedback, thoroughly enjoyed the social aspect of the event and gained invaluable access to members of the blue light brigade.

“We always thoroughly enjoy the event, racing, social activities and the challenge of participating.  Ultimately, sponsoring has given us an immense feeling of pride in supporting such worthy charities.”

W. H. Bence – Sponsors involved with the event since 2016

We have multiple sponsorship levels depending on how much you’d like to invest. If you’d like to become one of our sponsors, please email us at