Sailing Magnificent Mallorca

The Balearic Island of Mallorca is not one to be overlooked as a sailing destination. The ever-present sunshine and constant sea breeze mean that a sailing holiday around the island of Mallorca can be a brilliant way to spend a week. There’s plenty of glittering old fashioned towns, hidden like gems along the coastline and in one week you can sail the whole way round the island, stopping off at your leisure.

In the south west corner of the island you’ll find a treasure trove of towns, built out of golden stone, overlooking an expanse of olive groves. This combined with dramatic cliff tops looming over secluded coves, make this area perfect for anchoring.

What’s the weather like?

The Balearics enjoy a mild climate all year round, so ideal for an earlier or later season sail, with an average temperature of 21 degrees in May and October. In the summer months from June – September you can expect a comfortable 28 degrees.

In the western cruising ground the prevailing wind tends to be from the south west during the summer. If venturing east, towards Menorca, the prevailing winds are found from a north/north west direction. With winds reaching an average of force 3-4, it is great for those who want to kick back and relax.