Welcome to Southwest Yachting

UK Charters

Tailored to meet your needs whether beginner or seasoned sailor. Cruise the Solent, calling at Hamble, Cowes, Lymington or Yarmouth. Cross the Channel to Normandy, Brittany or the Channel Islands. Westcountry Cruises our speciality. Skippered or Bareboat.

RYA Practical Courses

We run RYA Practical Courses all year round. To book your course or check availability email martin@southwestyachting.com or telephone 07831 644394.

Racing Programme

The Round the Island Race is set to be a great event with up to 2000 yachts competing to sail around the Isle of Wight. This is the largest racing fleet in the world, so why not join in what will be the spectacle of the year.

Promote Your Company


‘Corporate Partners’ gives you a great opportunity to promote your company, reward employees or entertain clients on board our beautiful Bavaria 38.

Our ‘Corporate Partner’ package offers great value. 6 days Corporate Hospitality or Team Building between April and September giving you the opportunity to entertain up to 42 guests/employees. One day can be taken during Cowes Week. ‘White Oryx IV’ will be berthed in Cowes Yacht Haven, giving you access to fabulous shore side entertainment after seeing the spectacle of Cowes Week racing.

Benefits include:

  • 12 months branding on the hull and sails of ‘White Oryx IV’
  • Corporate Flag with your company logo
  • 42 Crew shirts embroided with your company logo
  • Web link from the Southwest Yachting to your company website
  • 15% Corporate discount on RYA Practical Courses for company employees
  • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, soft drinks, beer and wine are all included

Corporate Events

Daily events tailored to suit your needs. A gentle sail around the Solent taking in lunch at one of the many marinas or for the more adventurous a spot of match racing.

Our Fleet

All our yachts are maintained to the highest standards and are all coded to the safety standards specified by either the Marine Coastal Agency (MCA). Southwest Yachting is proud of its fleet, which is amongst the finest in The Solent.

Team Building

There’s nothing better than crewing a yacht to develop team spirit and improve group dynamics. Southwest Yachting offers packages for senior board directors to junior admin staff. We are able to offer team building days to suit your specific objectives.

Start Yachting in 2021!


Start Yachting this spring and sign up for one of our "Start Yachting" weekends. Your weekend starts out of Lymington and includes two days sailing in the Solent and an overnight stay on the Isle of Wight. If you enjoy it, and learn the ropes, you will be awarded an RYA Start Yachting Certificate of competence.

This offer includes a 15% discount on RYA Competent Crew and RYA Day Skipper courses taken in 2021! (Only available to new clients).

For further information call Martin Musgrove on 07831 644394 or email martin@southwestyachting.com

COVID 19


Southwest Yachting postponed all our courses and charters as advised by the RYA/Government in March 2020 due to Covid 19.
Subject to RYA/Government guidelines in the New Year, we aim to start running courses and Charters again from March 2021.
All our courses and charters will initially be run with reduced numbers (3:1 ratio).
If you are a group booking from one household, the new ratio will not apply.
The new ratio is temporary, and can change up to a maximum of 5-1 subject to RYA/Government guidance.
We are now taking bookings for 2021.
Call Martin Musgrove on 07831 644394 or email martin@southwestyachting.com