Water Sports in Southampton
For top world class sailing, windsurfing and kayaking, look no further than the Solent. The Southampton, Hampshire coastline has many attractive harbours, marinas and estuaries, providing ideal locations for water sports.
Dinghy Sailing and Powerboating are fantastic water sports which can be enjoyed by everyone no matter who you are. For some SWAC courses is the springboard to a lifetime of being on the water. We aim to get everyone on the water and give them the opportunity to try this amazing sport. If you would like to have a go at either Sailing or Powerboating we run 3 hour taster sessions most Saturdays from May to September. The Centre will supply all the specialist equipment and clothing to keep you warm and safe.
The River Hamble, with its annual regatta, is one of the country's leading yachting centres and many kinds of leisure craft and sailing facilities can be found there. Both yacht charter for the experienced sailor or sailing courses for beginners are available at numerous coastal centres in Hampshire.
Visiting boats are welcome in many marinas and a choice of locations is available, from quiet and unspoilt spots such as Emsworth or Keyhaven to attractive town harbours such as Lymington or those with easy access to bars and restaurants such as Port Solent.
Hayling Island's award-winning beaches are the popular home of windsurfing while the Calshot Activity Centre on the edge of the New Forest offers a variety of courses in sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and powerboating for people of all ages and abilities.
Hampshire is also a great place to go kayaking and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) with a variety of trails and routes to follow. Whether you like to be out in the open in places such as Southampton Water and Calshot Beach or if you prefer more comfortable exploring along Beaulieu River and Basingstoke Canal, there is plenty to discover.
Calshot Activities Centre is one of the largest residential outdoor centres on the South coast of England. Their highly experienced instructional staff, take pride in delivering high quality recreation and educational experiences for young people and adults from within Hampshire and across southern England.
Racing Snake Yacht Charters provide tailor made corporate entertainment and team building days, race events and private charters, offering a wide selection of luxury yachts and high powered rib's in the Solent and South coast.