Portsmouth, England

The United Kingdom

Sailing Holidays in the UK

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 bareboat yacht charters or skippered charter holidays in Portsmouth and you'll enjoy windswept waters perfect for adventurous, experienced sailors. 

Portsmouth bareboat charter holidays

Charter a  Sunsail First 40 monohull and tackle the choppy waters of the Solent. On a bareboat charter holiday you can enjoy executing tricky tacks and gybes in the steady winds of the Solent or point your bow to the horizon and sail on to adventure. With France, the Isle of Wight and England’s sleepy south coast all in reach from our base in Port Solent, a bareboat charter holiday is your opportunity to create a bespoke sailing getaway in one of the world’s most celebrated nautical regions.

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.