in April and May
From this natural green cove you can sail north to the Maddelena Archipelago, a natural park with stunning beaches, pretty bays and turquoise waters. Alternatively sail from Cannigione, a sheltered harbor with excellent fish restaurants; visit the marine park at Lavezzi for some amazing snorkeling and diving; wander around Porto Cervo with it’s famous shopping and boutiques; relax on the famous pink beach at Budelli; and overnight in the pretty harbour of Bonifacio on the south coast of Corsica. On the west coast you can start your holiday from Alghero, or located in the southwest of Sardinia is Carloforte, the only populated area on San Pietro Island, which forms part of the Sulcitano Archipelago. These small islands offer natural anchorages and turquoise waters. Venture along the southern coast to Villasimius or sail up the west coast to Stintino and discover secluded coves, white sand beaches and dramatic rock formations.
The northern coast of Sardinia experiences winds from the north-north-west averaging Force 4. The north-northwest Mistral winds blow stronger in August and mostly along the west coast. A south-southeast wind prevails on the east coast and on the south coast the wind comes from the southeast (force 3).
There are no direct flights from the US to Sardinia but you can pick up connections to Olbia from most major European airports.
SUGGESTED 1 WEEK SAILING ITINERARY FROM PORTISCO
Total distance: 80 nautical miles approximately
Day 1: Join your yacht at Portisco
Day 2: Portisco-Cala di Volpe-Cannigione(14 nm)
Day 3: Cannigione-Palau(4 nm)
Day 4: Palau-Budelli-Santa Maria-Razzoli-Bonifacio(22 nm)
Day 5: Bonifacio-Lavezzi-Santa Teresa(12 nm)
Day 6: Santa Teresa-Porto Pollo-Palau(12 nm)
Day 7: Palau-Portisco(15 nm)
Day 8: Disembarkation