Sail in stunning Sardinia in 2018
Enjoying sailing the stunning Costa Smeralda from Portisco and explore Porto Cervo, La Maddalena and even head over to beautiful Bonfacio on Corsica. Not sure where to sail? Check out Sam's week in Sardinia here.
The easiest airport to get to Portisco is Olbia Airport in North East Sardinia. This is handily serviced by EasyJet from London Luton and Gatwick, amongst other operators. With flights starting at just £250 per person return, a September break to Sardinia could be a very affordable option, coming in at around £500 for the week for accommodation and flights. New to sailing? A skipper for the week is just €1050 for the week split between your crew.
Where to sail in Sardinia
Setting sail from Portisco you can reach the La Maddalena archipelago in just a few hours. Explore the stunning National Park on Caprera and go for a swim on (suitably nick-named) Tahiti Beach. Exploring further afield, we recommend heading to the islands of Budelli, Spargi and Sant Maria, for some of the most incredible swim stops we have ever seen.
If you’re a history buff the short 12 mile sail from these island over to Bonfacio is well worth it. The castle nestled in the cliffs of the harbour entrance is a unique sight to behold. A sail south to Santa Teresa, with the prevailing North West wind behind you, followed by a sail back along the coast to Portisco offers a brilliant end to your island hopping adventure.
What’s the sailing like?
Sardinia is perfect for the keener sailor who isn’t afraid to get the sails out in a decent breeze! With Force 4’s and 5’s common there is some great sailing to be had. Sam who has recently come back says they were averaging 7-8 knots under sail most days in their Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 509.
The marinas in Sardinia can be pricey, but with gorgeous scenery and fantastic facilities, you certainly get what you pay for! There are also options to anchor off over night in many areas to reduce costs if this is a concern.
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