The Arrow Trophy Yacht Racing Association sponsors a sailing competition between Independent Schools, raced as an annual weekend regatta, in one-design yachts crewed by former pupils.
Membership is by invitation and priority for entries is given to long-standing participants. Some yachts may be available, by ballot, for new or recent participants by application to the Secretary.
The event takes place on the challenging waters of the Solent, aboard Sunsail’s charter fleet. The yachts are collected from Port Solent (Portsmouth) on Friday, and sailed, or motored, over to Cowes Yacht Haven.
The Organising Authority is the Royal London Yacht Club and the race format is short fleet racing on Saturday, finishing up in Cowes late afternoon, followed by the Arrow Trophy Dinner at Cowes Yacht Haven.
The top four teams from the fleet races then go into a series of match races on Sunday to determine the overall winner, for the Arrow Trophy, whilst the remaining competitors fleet race to determine the winner of the Charterhouse Bowl. In total, there are five trophies to be won.