Universal Sailing School – How to find our RYA Sailing School in Mercury Yacht Harbour
If you are planning to join us on one of our RYA sailing courses, we thought you would be interested in where we are actually based in the Solent, how to get here and what you will find when you arrive!
About Mercury Yacht Harbour in Hamble
You will find us at MDL Mercury Yacht Harbour which is situated in a sheltered rural location on the River Hamble. We are just a short twenty minute walk (1 mile) from Hamble village. The Marina was originally built by Sir Robin Knox Johnston and can offer berthing for up to 360 boats, it also enjoys deep water at all states of tide and easy access into the Solent (20 mins).
What facilities do we have?
Mercury Yacht Harbour in Hamble
There are many excellent facilities, including….
- Plentiful free parking
- The Waters Edge Bar and Restaurant
- Yacht Chandlery
- Superb showers and toilets
- Laundry room
- 24 hour security
- Free WiFi
The surrounding area and what’s nearby
For a little more detail on Hamble please read our guide HERE.
Access into the Solent
The marina itself is a very peaceful and scenic spot and with it’s easy access to Southampton Water, the Solent and the Isle of Wight. It is an ideal base from which to visit some of the other marinas in the Southampton area or further afield, such as Poole Harbour or Chichester Harbour to the east.
Visit our Cruising Guide for more detailed information on our sailing area.
How to reach us by road
The full postal address is:-
Mercury Yacht Harbour
From the M27 take junction 8 and follow the signs for Hamble on the B3397 (Hamble Lane). You will pass a large Tesco’s if any provisioning is required. After the entrance to Tesco’s continue straight over the next round roundabout through a set of traffic lights and you will arrive at another roundabout. Carry straight on at this roundabout but immediately afterwards turn left into Satchell Lane and follow this road round past Hamble School until you see the clear signs for Mercury Yacht Harbour on your left (Note there is also a caravan / camping site sharing the road entrance to the marina).
The alternative is to arrive at Southampton Parkway and get a taxi to the Marina it is about 8.5 miles and 15 mins in the taxi.
There are a number of taxi companies