Caribbean 600, 2024

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Welcome to Ventus Sailing

Based on the beautiful Hamble River, with immediate access to the Solent, we offer a wide range of sailing opportunities. Whether it’s challenging yourself while racing, learning something new on an RYA course or exploring the Solent and beyond on one of our many mile building trips, we will ensure you have a great time while doing so. Our goal is to allow everyone to sail and to continuously learn in the process. We offer an extensive race calendar, RYA courses to suit complete beginners all the way up to becoming a Yachtmaster, as well as tailor-made mile building trips, special days out, skippered charters and corporate and team-building events.

What we offer

Bob on the helm while racing

We offer a wide range of races, from inshore races and regattas in and around the Solent and across the English Channel to Atlantic crossings, the Rolex Fastnet and Caribbean seasons. 

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Sailing school

We are an RYA recognised Sea School offering both practical and shore-based courses, as well as additional courses including boat handling and race training. 

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Mile building

These weekend or week-long trips, in and around the Solent are perfect for groups or individuals looking to gain experience or build miles towards their RYA certifications.

Bob smiling at helm
Team building

Whether you’ve sailed before or never set foot on a yacht, we will make sure your group has an amazing and safe experience. 

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Hospitality days

Our tailor-made days are the perfect way to impress and entertain clients or staff. We build the day around you and your requirements to ensure you have the best day possible out on the water.

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Skippered charters

Our skippered charters are a great way for you to sit back and relax and let us take care of you. Whether you’re looking for a day charter or a weeks holiday, we’ve got you covered. 

Meet Sidney II

Sidney II is a spacious & beautiful Grand Soleil 50, built for speed and impressive comfort. Her combination of high spec electronics and timeless elegance below deck makes her perfect for both competitive offshore racing and cruising. 

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Meet your skippers

Bob and Tanya have many years of experience and tens of thousands of miles under their belts. They have completed multiple Rolex Fastnet races, Channel crossings, Atlantic crossings and spend every moment possible cruising, teaching and inshore racing in and around the Solent; you are in safe hands with these two!

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Upcoming RYA courses

Yachtmaster Offshore prep week
Yachtmaster Offshore prep week
Next course:
April 25, 2022


Our happy customers

“Bob is super knowledgeable, with endless patience and a clear and calm way of teaching which is especially great for beginners. Tanya is fantastic, she gives you the confidence to build on your skills and you learn something new every time. Their enthusiasm and love of sailing are infectious! I can’t wait to get back out on the water with them.”

- Kelly

I joined the crew of Sidney II for the 2021 Fastnet Race, the boat was very well prepared and in great shape, the boat was sensibly crewed with a mix of guests and experienced sailors. Tanay and Bob are calm and knowledgeable sailors. Would not hesitate to recommend.

- Adam B

Join us for the RORC Caribbean 600 in 2024!

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