Sardinia: perfect place for sailing

Best sailing areas in Sardinia. Sailing routes, weather and wind details, facts about region and important details to sail in Sardinia.

Sailing trip in Sardinia

Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean. It is washed by the Tyrrhenian and Sardinian seas, creating a comfortable area for yachting. It is separated from the French island of Corsica by the Bonifacio Strait.

Sailing season
May - September
Travel season
May - October
Marinas in this location
12
Boats in this location
263

Main facts about region

Telephone code:
+39
Language:
Italian
Timezone:
UTC+1, in summer UTC+2 (CEST)
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Population:
1,651,793

Why do yachtsmen prefer Sardinia

 Sardinia is one of the largest Italian islands in the Mediterranean and is located 202 km from the Italian mainland. Cozy bays, clean beaches with golden sand, and splendid Mediterranean nature invite you to set sail and set off to conquer the Mediterranean.

 

Sardinia's coastline includes many small islands, rocky shores, and white sand beaches. This is the reason for the popularity of this island among yachtsmen, surfers, and other water sports enthusiasts.

 

Silent bays, clean beaches with golden sand and rich Mediterranean nature call to raise the sail and go to conquer the Mediterranean. To get here, you can use the services of the airport Olbia Costa Smeralda, or sail by ferry from Italy.

Holidays in Sardinia

On May 1−4 annually, the Feast of Saint Efisio takes place in Cagliari. This is the largest action in the whole Mediterranean with folk festivals in ethnic costumes, decorated fairs and carnivals.

 

Sardinia is the heart of sailing in the Mediterranean waters of the Tyrrhenian and Sardinian seas.

Sardinia - Yacht Charter Sailica
Sardinia - Yacht Charter Sailica
Sardinia - Yacht Charter Sailica
Sardinia - Yacht Charter Sailica

Sailing routes in Sardinia

The northwest coast of the Costa Smeralda is the ideal point to sail to the Bonifacio Strait or the archipelago of the seven islands of La Maddalena. It has many ports equipped with modern equipment and a big choice of routes.

 

The north coast and the Tyrrhenian Sea are pretty cool all year round. It is better not to sail here for beginners because of the strong winds and wave confusion.

 

Both a management certificate and an insurance policy are required for boat charter in Sardinia. If there are none, the charter is possible with the captain or even whole crew. Also, don't forget that the marinas of Sardinia are one of the most expensive in Europe. Berth cost here can be up to 5 euros/day per meter length.

 

You can choose the routes for traveling on a yacht in Sardinia yourself. Here is one of the popular sailing routes on the island:

  • Portisco - Caprera La Maddalena - Spargi - Budelli - Cala Santa Maria and Porto Massimo - Portisco.

Available yachts in the region

1185 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
40 ft
Length
2004
Built in
1190 €
per week
8
Guests
4
Cabins
59 ft
Length
2017
Built in
1196 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
33 ft
Length
2005
Built in
1287 €
per week
5
Guests
2
Cabins
32 ft
Length
2008
Built in
1300 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
31 ft
Length
2008
Built in
1340 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
36 ft
Length
2009
Built in
1350 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2019
Built in
Olbia
62 yachts
Alghero
2 yachts
Carloforte
12 yachts
La Maddalena
0 yachts
Portisco
148 yachts

Yachting season and weather in Sardinia

Sardinia has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. It is pleasantly warm here in spring and autumn. There is also a lot of suns and little rain. The best time to travel to Sardinia for yachting is from April or May to September or October.

 

This region has ideal weather, but there are also strong winds. On the north and west coast of Sardinia, the winds are relatively constant. The Mistral blows from the west and the hot Sirocco from the south and southeast and creates excellent sports swimming conditions. A draft effect occurs between Corsica and Sardinia in the Strait of Bonifacio and the wind speed increases by 3 to 6 knots. On the east coast, southerly and southeasterly winds prevail.

Water temperature in sailing season +20...+24 °
Air temperature in sailing season +25...+27 °
Wind speed in sailing season 15 - 20 knots

Weather forecast for sailing in Sardinia

Forecast and storm warnings can hear on the radio around the clock, and it sounds in Italian and English on channels 68 and 21.

 

For information about weather conditions, use the following services:

  • accuweather.com — accurate weather data, satellite imagery, cloud cover;

  • weather and Sardinia water temperature — a site with accurate synoptic data;

  • windfinder — a service for tracking tradewinds Sardinia, viewing water and air temperatures.