Portsmouth, England

The United Kingdom

Sailing Holidays in the UK

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Sailing experience level

Proud nautical heritage

The UK is a region with a long, proud maritime history, with England’s south coast home to dozens of port towns with rich nautical heritage. The Solent provides an exciting challenge for even the most seasoned of sailors.

Sailing from our Portsmouth base at Port Solent allows easy access to the Isle of Wight, where you’ll find fine beaches, the famous Needles rock formation, the Cowes Week regatta and a pace of life that recalls the golden age of British seaside towns. Busy towns, quiet villages, popular race meets and the ever-changing nature of the sea mean that a sailing holiday on England’s South Coast always has something new to offer.

Our bases in the UK

Portsmouth, UK

  • Steady winds & excellent sailing conditions
  • Isle of Wight and France's northern coast
  • Learn about Portsmouth's extensive naval history
  • Picturesque towns and villages
  • New and exclusive Sunsail 41.0 yachts
Experience level 3 RYA Sailing school
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Our charter types

Choose from our bareboat, flotilla, or skippered yacht charters or learn to sail with our UK sailing schools. In Portsmouth, you can enjoy windswept waters perfect for adventurous, experienced sailors. 

Portsmouth bareboat charter holidays

Charter one of our exclusive Sunsail 41.0s and enjoy the fine sailing conditions of the Solent. On a bareboat charter holiday you can enjoy executing tricky tacks and gybes or point your bow to the horizon and sail on to adventure. Stay close to shore and let the region’s strong winds put your yacht through its paces or sail out on your own agenda, calling at the picturesque towns and villages of England’s south coast or heading further afield to the Isle of Wight and even France. On a bareboat charter holiday, you’re in charge.

Portsmouth flotilla yacht charter

If you are looking for a more sociable aspect for your next adventure on the Solent, then a flotilla holiday could be just for you. Flotilla holidays offer a more informal, relaxed and unique experience for families, couples and groups, and can also be adapted to your sailing experience by having a skipper on board. Relish your free time by having your sailing itinerary planned ahead of your trip, along with the added support of our lead crew to help you truly unwind.

Portsmouth sailing school

Visit our Portsmouth sailing school and learn to sail in the company of expert, Royal Yachting Association (RYA) accredited instructors, earning the qualifications you need to sail on your own along the way. From complete beginners to more advanced sailors, we offer a range of courses out on the Solent to suit all experience levels and abilities.

Portsmouth skippered yacht charter

Charter a skippered yacht from our base in Port Solent and set sail for the English Channel. A skippered charter holiday is your opportunity to improve your sailing skills and get to know England’s south coast thanks to expert recommendations from your local skipper. Let your skipper take the helm and kick back on deck or go hands on and build your confidence in this renowned sailing area. On a skippered charter holiday, it’s entirely up to you.