Sail Around The Isle of Wight

Weekend Sail Around the Isle of Wight

Starting in Hamble and subject to tides and weather we normally go east around the island, via Bembridge, St Katherines Point and finally the Needles.

Choosing to stop off at Yarmouth or Lymington on the Saturday night for a great evening ashore.

Leaving Sunday for an enjoyable sail back to Hamble.

  • Join yacht 1800 Friday
  • Saturday circumnavigate the Isle of Wight
  • Stay over night in Yarmouth or Lymington before enjoying a relaxed day sailing around the Solent on Sunday.
  • Depart 1700 Sunday

Going back to 1851 the inaugural race for the America’s Cup was a race around the Isle of Wight.

In more recent times the Annual “J.P Morgan Asset Management – Round the Island Race” follows this same course with over 1600 yachts taking part each year.

At approximately 65 miles it is always a challenging and interesting sail and certainly a great way to build up your sea miles or experience sailing in open and unconfined waters.

Whether you are just looking for an unforgettable sailing experience or perhaps wishing to practice your coastal navigation this is certainly a rewarding experience.

What To Expect FAQs
  • Join the yacht 1900 Friday
  • Safety briefings and familiarisation
  • Set off early Saturday morning
  • Saturday night overnight Yarmouth
  • Sunday sail around the Solent
  • Lunch at Anchor Sunday
  • Depart Mercury 1600 hrs
  • 2 Days / App dist 80nm

Your own sleeping area……

We understand that for some, the idea of sharing the confines of a small cabin with someone they have never met before can be off putting. Therefore we offer own cabin rates or shared cabin rates if you are coming down with a friend or happy to share.

Please Note: The saloon is classed as a sleeping area.  Exact sleeping arrangements are worked out with the instructor at the start of your weekend depending on the mix of crew.


Whilst we will make every effort to stick to the itinerary unfortunately the British weather sometimes conspires against us !!! However even if it is unsuitable to cross the channel we always have a great weekend on the water.

Our Individual Weekend Packages Include:

  • Yacht & Skipper
  • Full safety equipment
  • Food & Drink whilst sailing
  • Berthing
  • Fuel
£375 to £535 – Own Cabin / Sleeping Area
Contact Us – Share Cabin
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Universal Yachting Ltd: Mercury Yacht Harbour, Satchell Lane,
Hamble, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 4HQ

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