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Solent Events this summer

Every year the Solent is home to many yacht racing events, this year is no different. 2019 see's the return of the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race and welcomes newcomer SailGP during Lendy Cowes Week.

Whether you want to take part in the race itself, or just take in all the action from the water as a spectator, you'll find the event for you below.

Bareboat and Skippered charters available.

Dog wearing a life jacket on a yacht

Round the Island Race - 29 June

Round the Island Race is a fantastic event that sees world-renowned sailors competing against families, Sailing schools and[...]

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Bring the whole family on your next charter – that includes the dog!

Are you planning your next holiday and asking yourself, “What should I do with my dog when I go away?” We say why not bring your dog with you?

At Hamble Point Yacht Charters, we understand that your dog is part of your family and you shouldn't have to leave them behind. That's why we welcome your pet on-board our yachts, at a small additional cost. Exploring new places and having adventures is what dog owners and dogs love, so you should all be able to do it together.

Here are a few tips and things to think about to prepare yourself and your dog for your next sailing adventure!

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Spring Tides

Spring Tides

As the seasons roll on and we embrace Spring, we thought we’d look at Spring Tides and their impact on yacht chartering and sailing.

The first thing to know about spring tides, is they have absolutely nothing to do with Spring!

What Are Spring Tides?

A spring tide or ‘springs’ is a higher than average tide, whilst ‘neaps’ refers to a lower than average tide.  A spring tide occurs roughly every fortnight.

What Causes Spring Tides?

Tides are caused by the gravitational pull generated by the Sun and Moon.

As the moon orbits Earth, twice a month, the Earth, Sun and Moon are all in alignment – and this combined gravitational pull is what causes the larger surges[...]

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