Sailing area : Sardinia

Sailing area: Sardinia

Standing proudly in the middle of the Mediterranean, Sardinia is considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in this part of the world. Fine sand beaches and discreet coves that offer incomparable charm. The island brings together all the ingredients that promise a true paradise for sailors. This idyllic archipelago offers a wild coastline and incredible natural parks alongside modern marinas and small typical Italian fishing ports that are charming and poetic. Renting a boat in Sardinia immerses you immediately into the heart of a preserved Mediterranean environment that is the secret to the region's magic. Protected from mass tourism, Sardinia offers quiet and privileged spots far from the everyday world. Thanks to its rich history - colonised several times by the Romans, the Byzantines and the Spanish - it is rich and unique.
Dominated by the Mistral and Ponant winds, which can be felt as far as Santa Maria Navaresse to the south, it is the Sirocco wind that will fill your sails. Sardinia enjoys a pure Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers owing to the winds that blow from the Sahara. The rest of the year, the temperatures are more moderate. The sun shines from May to October with 60 days of rain throughout the year. The best months for sailing in Sardinia are May to October, but note that mooring rates are more expensive in July and August. We recommend that you acquire a detailed map before setting out so that you can find the best coves and get the most out of sailing along the archipelago's coastline.

Rent your boat in Sardinia and set out on a "Giro di Sardegna" departing from the Emerald Coast in the north of the island. This well-equipped area is the meeting place for the jet set. Private clubs, luxury hotels and villas as far as the eye can see. The magnificent marinas of Cannigione, Porto Cervo and Portisco will delight you. The beauty of the landscapes and the sumptuous setting attract a prestigious clientele. Visit Palau, a magnificent seaside town, then continue to El Capo d'Orso. Off the coast of the archipelago, La Maddalena, with a stunning chain of islands, where you will be able to sail from cove to cove in a magnificent turquoise blue lagoon.

Continue to the Gulf of Orosei, a sailing paradise where peace and quiet reign. You will find several coves there that are easier to access by boat. Facing the Tyrrhenian Sea, this gulf is exceptionally beautiful. When you visit it, you will be able to take advantage of a secret leisure space that combines good sailing and idyllic beaches. Continue your journey southwards along the Sardinian coast to the Bay of Angels, Cagliari, the island's capital. The colours of the capital that stands on a hill will enchant you. Before sailing northwards, stop off in the magnificent Genoan town of Carloforte with its beautiful marina. The only municipality on the San Pietro Island, the setting is breathtaking and the town is extremely authentic.

About 80 miles directly north, on the north-western coast, is Alghero, the town with a Catalonian atmosphere which offers the most beautiful medieval centre in Sardinia. With its ramparts, the town has been built in warm russet shades. Further north on the mountainous island of Asinara, you will be able to enjoy a bicycle ride in the shade of the pine trees, admire the sunsets from the northern tip and then enjoy the beach at Cala Sabina.

During your journey in Sardinia, do not miss the crossing from the Emerald Coast to the Maddalena Islands or even the Gulf of Orosei to the south. You will explore the enchanting coves and discover the mountains.
Wait no more to rent your boat. We rent several ranges of boats, from catamarans to luxury yachts. You will be able to rent your boat with or without a skipper or set out on a cruise with a crew providing half-board or full-board. Please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to help you

Worth knowing/Advice

Nearly non-existent tides Many ports Snorkelling in the Maddalenas Archaeological sites inland, like the Tomb of the Giants and the Tomb of Li Muti

The ports in this sailing area

Alghero, Cagliari, Cannigione, Carloforte Marina, Olbia, Palau, Poltu Quatu-Arzachena, Portisco, Porto cervo, Porto Rotondo, Santa Teresa di gallura ...

When to travel?

A light breeze in the spring and autumn, stronger winds during the summer.


10-20 knots


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