With thousands of sailing enthusiasts flocking to visit each year, Hamble is one of the most famous sailing locations in the United Kingdom. In 1870, Hamble held its first regatta, and to this day it remains a beloved annual tradition of the village. Here you can enjoy a nice leisurely yacht charter holiday, or you can get swept away in the premier racing scene.
Whichever way you choose to spend your solent sailing experience, be sure to enjoy the wide array of activities available, as well as the eclectic assortment of pubs, and restaurants. While on your Solent yacht charter you can visit a piece of maritime’s most important history and go see the warship vessels at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, or the Submarine Museum. Or visit Blackgang Chine, the world’s oldest theme park, for a little excitement. If nature is more your thing, take note of the diverse ecosystem that the Solent is home to. You may find starfish, seahorses, cuttlefish and crabs on your charter, and even seals and sharks once you get a little further out. Or visit the Needles rocks and Lighthouse in the Isle of Wight for a fantastic day trip with a chairlift and a museum for great views and a little learning.
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To begin your Solent Boat Charter, it is best to fly into the Southampton Airport (SOU) which is the nearest airport. During the season, you will find regular flights from many European cities. However, if you need to fly into a bigger airport, we recommend looking for flights into London Heathrow (LHR) or London Gatwick (LGW) and from there you can then take a train to Hamble via Paddington, Reading, and Southampton Central.
If you are getting into Hamble station, remember to book a taxi in advance.
Time from Southampton Airport to Base - 20 mins by car
If you would like Yacht4Less to arrange airport transfers for you, just ask your charter consultant for more information!
When visiting for a Hamble Yacht Charter, it is best to come in the summertime. This is when the United Kingdom has it’s best weather. You will find average temperatures at around 22°C, or 72°F. There will also be much more sunshine than usual - perfect for enjoying the fresh sea air out on the deck. Winds during your Solent yacht charter are usually delightful. You will enjoy a varied range, from speeds of around 3 knots to 40 knots.
If you are a hardy type, you could consider winter sailing between the months of November and March, where temperatures are around 5°C or 41°F. Expect light winds typical of the South Coast.
For your Solent Boat Charter you will find plenty of local water holes and quaint eateries, however for provisioning prior to your departure, we recommend Tescos Supermarket on Hamble Lane in Southampton. Here you can find everything you might need on your holiday! It is about a 10 minute drive from the marina. For any last minute items, there is also a Co-op supermarket in the village, about a 3 minutes’ walk away.
For anchorages during your Hamble Yacht Charter, there are an abundance of options. Yacht4Less recommends
⚓ Day 1. Port Hamble Marina (check in)
⚓ Day 2. Folly Inn (lunchstop) - Osbourne Bay
⚓ Day 3. Totland Bay
⚓ Day 4. Portsmouth Harbor (night anchorage Gosport Marina or Haslar Marina or Gunwharf Quays)
⚓ Day 5. Beaulieu
⚓ Day 6. Newtown River - Cowes
⚓ Day 7. Port Hamble Marina (check out)
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