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Portsmouth Yacht Charter

Sailing Conditions

General Conditions

The Solent, often described as a paradise for sailors, is the ideal location for an UK bareboat sailing holiday. The Solent (30 miles in length and 4 miles wide) lies off the South Coast of England between the mainland and the Isle of Wight, protected by both. 

The weather is generally temperate in summer (average temp: 18 C/64 F). Tidal range is approximately 4 metres. Due to the surrounding topography, the winds can be variable and challenging, one of the reasons for The Solent’s longstanding popularity with experienced sailors.

Winds on average range from 5 - 25 Knots (5 - 27 Mph) and prevail from the South West.