Select an Event

To discuss your specific requirements for any of the events listed please contact us.

The Boat

The “First” 40.7 is one of the most popular and competitive boats for Solent events and regattas. Our own yacht “Beam” is one of the best examples on the South Coast. However, First Charters can also offer many other top quality yachts depending on your requirements, dates and availability.

Professional Crew

First Charters provide a fully qualified skipper and mate. They are not only responsible for the safe operation of the yacht but can also teach your group how to get the best from her.

“It was amusing to watch ‘Beam’ being consistently the fastest downwind - with a fractional spinnaker.” Overheard at the 40.7 Nationals.


Just brief First Charters on your preferences and we can arrange suitable “race packs” to keep your group well fed and watered while on board.


Nearly thirty years of Solent based charter operations means First Charters know our way around the shoreside accommodation options. Whatever style you prefer, we can take the guesswork out of making the right choice for your company.


The brand visibility now achievable with the latest graphic technology means your corporate identity can be promoted on the hull and sails of the yacht as well as on “battle flags” and crew clothing.

Shoreside Entertainment

Many of the events include shoreside entertainment as well as the racing itself. Once First Charters know the kind of occasion you're looking for, we can advise on the most suitable events and the appropriate arrangements to make the most of the opportunities.

Support Craft

Many clients find a RIB or two really helps make the most of the occasion. They can be useful in many ways: for photography, to get guests close to the action or as a tender to the race yacht. Working with Europe's largest fleet of RIBs, First Charters can arrange whatever you require.

Anything Else

With so many Events to choose from and so many different client requirements, First Charters are committed to personalised solutions. All you have to do is contact us and tell us what you want and you can leave the rest to us.