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The Henley Royal Regatta

Wednesday 29th June – Sunday 3rd July Over the years there have been many notable sporting stars and royalty who have acted as prizegivers at the Regatta. 1949 saw Mrs Winston Churchill awarding the winners, whereas more recently in 2001,2004 and 2014, Sir Steve Redgrave, The Prince Albert of Monaco and Sir Ben Ainslie have all […]

Wimbledon

Monday 27th June – Sunday 10th July The winner of the Gentlemen’s singles is awarded a silver gilt cup inscribed with: ‘All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Championship of the World.’ The most coveted title of all tennis tournaments, The Wimbledon Champion. To win at the oldest tennis tournament in the world is the worldwide […]

Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup

Tuesday 21st June – Sunday 17th July Once a year, a polo championship is played on the Himalaya mountaintops at an altitude of 4,000 meters, among the area’s native peoples. For more than 30 years, the annual polo championship has been an integral part of the Ladakh Festival in early September. The prestige of such […]

British Polo Day – Great Britain

Saturday 18th June ‘A polo handicap is a passport to the world.’ Sir Winston Churchill. Celebrating the best of British heritage and sport, British Polo day champions a legacy of luxury and tradition by polo events spanning the globe. Beginning in Abu Dhabi in March, and culminating in India in December, these captivating equestrian events include China, […]

Goodwill Festival of Speed

Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th June The 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed theme will be ‘Full Throttle – The Endless Pursuit of Power’. Often likened to Ascot in terms of prestige and extinguished guests, The Festival of Speed combines garden parties and motoring, celebrities and sports stars and musicians and royalty, culminating in an event that celebrates […]

Le Mans (24 Heures de Mans)

Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th June The global sporting tradition of spraying champagne after celebrating a win originated in 1967 when American Dan Gurney sprayed champagne after winning the Le Mans race with Ford. An endurance race held annually since 1923, The 24 Hours of Le Mans is widely considered one of the most decisive automobile […]

Royal Ascot

Tuesday 14th – Saturday 18th June Royal Ascot has long been viewed as emblematic of British culture. The event showcases the pinnacle of British sporting talent as well as fashion and style, securing its place as one of the world’s most esteemed sporting events. Broadcast around the world, the meeting is attended by The Queen […]

AEGON Championship: The Queen’s Club

Monday 13th – Sunday 19th June Andy Murray won his first professional match and first title in Britain at Queen’s. Steeped in history, The Queen’s Club Championship is amongst the oldest tennis tournaments in the world. This prestigious annual tournament, for male tennis players, takes place on grass courts at The Queen’s Club in West […]

Formula 1® Grand Prix de Monaco

Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th May The Monaco Grand Prix has run since 1929 and is held each year on the Circuit de Monaco. Widely considered one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world, the Formula One motor race is the pinnacle of glamour and sporting prowess. The very first race that took […]

The Scottish Boat Race

Saturday 21st May It is the second oldest University Boat Race in the United Kingdom after the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race and the third oldest in the world. Another fierce university rivalry, The Scottish Boat Race sees Edinburgh take on Glasgow in the 139th race since its origins in 1877. Only two World Wars […]

Mille Miglia

Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd May There is a saying that ‘fuel rather than blood flows through the veins of the people who come from Brecia’, and if you look back at the history of the Mille Miglia that certainly seems true. Between the years 1927 and 1957 the Mille Miglia took place twenty four […]

The French Open

Monday 16th May – Sunday 5th June The French Open, which is often referred to as Roland Garros, is named after the French Aviator Roland Garros. The tournament is held over two weeks at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris. It is the premier clay court tennis championship event in the world, and the second […]

The Grand National

Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th April The Grand National is perhaps one of the most well-known sporting events in the UK. A staggering quarter of the UK adult population are estimated to be betting on the Grand National this year, a testament to its ongoing popularity. Held annually at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, the race […]

Hong Kong Sevens

Friday 8th – Sunday 10th April From humble beginnings, the Hong Kong Sevens has become one of the premier events of its kind, as well as the most popular annual sporting event in Asia. In 1976 the Sevens had a total of 12 teams who competed in front of an audience of 3,000 people. Today […]

The Masters

Monday 4th – Sunday 10th April The Masters Tournament, or the US Master as it is often called, is a tournament steeped in tradition and history, and holds a special place in many golf fans hearts. As one of the four major championships in professional golf, the US Masters is an internationally acclaimed tournament which […]

The BVI Spring Regatta

Monday 28th March – Sunday 3rd April The BVI Spring Regatta is as much about the racing as it is the atmosphere and enjoyment. This Caribbean Regatta sees around 80 boats take to the water from all over the world. The US, Great Britain, Australia, the Netherlands and Puerto Rico are all set to take on […]

Dubai World Cup

Saturday 26th March The Dubai World Cup is the world’s richest horse race, and has carried a purse of ten million dollar since 2010. The race was dreamt up by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 1996. The Sheikh, who serves as Vice President and Prime minister of the UAE, also owns Darley Stud & […]

The Boat Race

The 162nd Boat Race takes place on Sunday 27th March Hugh Laurie, the actor most famous for his lead role in TV series ‘House’, rowed in the Cambridge Blue Boat in 1980. Ran Laurie, his father, was in the team between 1934 and 1936 and went on to win Gold at the 1948 London Olympics. […]

Lake Tahoe – StaaG ski resort handbook

Lake Tahoe – North America Resort height: 1,990m – 3,080m Lake Tahoe is famous for the amount of variety that it offers its visitors. Every type of skiing and snow sport fathomable are enjoyed in at least one of the resorts. With every level of skier catered for as well as every budget and taste, […]

Zermatt – StaaG ski resort handbook

Zermatt – Switzerland Resort height: 1,620m – 3,900m Total piste length: 183km Even as a car-free city, Zermatt caters for the needs of skiers in every way imaginable; its awards for eco-friendliness are the result of motorists having to park nearby and travel by train into the city centre. With almost 200km of pistes, as well as […]