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.
Round the Island Race is a fantastic event that sees world-renowned sailors competing against families, Sailing schools and first-time racers. Around 1400 yachts take part, making it one of the largest races in the world!
Set in the beautiful Western Solent, right near The Needles, this three-day regatta is the ultimate mix of competitive inshore racing and champagne! Sponsored by Taittinger Champagne and hosted by the Royal Solent Yacht Club from Yarmouth, this is a weekend you won't want to miss.
The Rolex Fastnet Race is one of the most exciting and challenging offshore races in the worlds. This year, the 340 entry limit was full in us 4 minutes and 37 seconds! The race starts off Cowes a the Royal Yacht Squadron line, then the fleet head out of the Solent past The Needles and along the South Coast of England.
Since 1826 Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar and is one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events. It now stages up to 40 daily races for around 1,000 boats and is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world.
This spectacular race event will take centre stage in the Solent, partnering with the already world-famous Lendy Cowes Week, and promises to deliver amazing racing action to the competitors, fans and visitors. The rival nations will race head-to-head on the newly redefined F50 foiling catamarans at speeds of over 50 knots (60mph). You don't want to miss this one! Learn more about SailGP here
The LBCC is the largest industry regatte in Europe, bringing together hundreds of people from the property and construction industry to sail, socialise and fund-raise. Over the past 30 years, the Little Britain Challenge Cup has raised over £1.25 million!
During these events, marinas will get very busy, so we advise booking ahead of time (where possible) to avoid disappointment.
Isle of Wight music festival, 13-16 June 2019
Poole Harbour Boat Show, 7- 9 June 2019
Lymington Seafood Festival, 10-11 August 2019
Bournemouth Airshow, 29 August -1 September 2019
Southampton Boat Show, 13-22 September 2019
Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular, 26 October 2019
First time using Hamble Point Yacht Charter and will definitely be back. Location, range of boats and value for money all excellent. The team was very friendly and efficient, and the boat we chartered (Blue) was in good condition and well equipped.
Chartered 37 Hallberg Rassy for a weekend mid Jan. Booking process and communication prior to booking was friendly and informative. The yacht was immaculate and had everything we needed for the weekend. Simple check out process, lots of information provided in the personal review of the yacht. Returning the yacht was just as simple and the security deposit was refunded within 3 days. Highly recommended, we will be returning customers.
We comprised a group of 5 friends; Chartering Kasara, a well appointed Halberg Rassy 36, for a long weekend, taking part in the Round Table Area 45 Presidents Rally. The boat was clean and ready for our arrival, and we were away in good time, she sailed well and when we returned on the Sunday evening the hand back was quick and easy. We all agreed we had had a great time, and would charter again in the future
Hi, I've chartered bareboats from Hamble Point Yacht Charters on a number of occasions - mostly weekends, working my way through their fleet of yachts. Really friendly people, swift to respond. Boats are always in good condition, ready to sail. Their location makes it easy to get to the Solent swiftly. Highly recommended
Just a quick one to say thanks for all your help over last couple of years which has been leading up to me getting my Yachtmaster Offshore award. First rate service both on the sailing school and chartering side.
Looking forward to taking more boats out and going on other sailing ventures with you guys next year!
Finally, just to say that the examiner was outstanding as an Examiner. Really friendly chap and really wanted me to pass. Would also help in giving tuition about alternative ways of doing things after I had completed a manoeuvre.
August 2019. We had an excellent sailing trip around the Solent, staying at a different mooring each day, sometimes in marinas, sometimes on mooring buoys. Hamble Point Yacht Charters was a perfect choice for us. Their location at the mouth of the Hamble river is absolutely ideal, giving immediate access to the central part of the Solent. The company is super efficient and very friendly, and they provided an outstanding service. The boat was in good condition, clean and eveything working. We have chartered with them a couple of times now and we will be back!
Just returned from a 1 week bareboat charter of Aeolus. The service through researching the options in October, where I popped in whilst in the area to view available boats, through the booking process and the charter itself was great. This particular boat may not be the newest on the water but is maintained to a high standard and allowed us a wonderful week crossing the channel to Fecamp and Honfleur before returning for a couple of days in the Solent. Nothing was too much trouble for HPYC and as a regular charterer around the UK and Europe the efficiency and quality of service delivered is appreciated, especially confirmation of the return of the security deposit emailed to me before I got home.
We sailed overnight to Alderney onboard Abraxas, which is a First 40.7. Initially in strong winds we made excellent progress and for the last couple of hours motored in no wind. This boat is good for passage making if you have an experienced crew happy to handle the large main sail.
Friendly welcome. All staff helpful. Relaxed atmosphere. Instructors gave clear explanations of safety equipment and how to perform tasks expected of crew. Very tolerant of mistakes made. Encouraged us to be more independent as the week went by to help build our confidence. Berthed in a number of different marinas each presenting different issues to consider when berthing. The whole experience was most enjoyable and I feel able to crew for other skippers. Excellent value.
The boat and equipment was in good order. We learnt a huge amount in a friendly and fun environment. I wouldn't hesitate to use HPYC for training or charters in the future.
We had a great charter of the yacht Appaloosa from HPYC. The boat was very clean when we boarded her, and was ready for us to board at the agreed time. The staff were very helpful and helped us straight away with any queries.....and my security deposit return was confirmed very quickly. I will definitely consider chartering from HPYC again!
When asked what they thought of HPYC and the day we provided for them: "Excellent"! Everything, as always, was excellent!
5 day solent area charter. HPYC were welcoming, professional, flexible and cheerful. We feel you may book here with confidence then relax and trust that all will be as you would wish.