Sardinia, Italy

Sailing vacations

2
Sailing experience level
ICC RYA
Day Skipper

Sail the exclusive Costa Smeralda

Sardinia’s strong summer winds and narrow tidal range make it a favorite destination for sailors. You’ll find numerous cup competitions and regattas here, as racing sailors are attracted to the island’s famous Costa Smeralda by the strong mistrals that stir the surface of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Located in the middle of Sardinia’s exclusive 'Emerald Coast', Cannigione is a small resort town offering easy access to many fabulous beaches and the popular Maddalena Archipelago. 

The luxury resorts, golf courses and clean, white beaches of the Costa Smeralda attract the jet-set crowd, and you can spot many famous faces in Cannigione and beyond. If you tire of rubbing shoulders with millionaires and celebrities, then Cannigione is the perfect jumping off point from which to explore Sardinia, the Maddalena Archipelago and Corsica beyond. Sardinia’s craggy coastline provides dozens of natural inlets, secluded beaches and private anchorages where you can forget your troubles, drop anchor for the day and swim the warm, inviting waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Sardinia is globally renowned for its food, and there are many excellent restaurants dotted along the coast, including several with prestigious Michelin stars. As you’d expect, Sardinian cuisine is rich in seafood such as langoustines, rock lobster and tuna, as well as wild boar, suckling pig, cheeses and the region’s distinct saffron-infused pasta. 

Suggested bareboat itineraries

Costa Smeralda bareboat vacations

Charter a yacht from Cannigione and ride a mistral into the Gulf of Arzachena, north to the Maddalena Archipelago and Corsica beyond, east along the luxurious Costa Smeralda or west to the quiet inlets and fishing towns of Sardinia. A bareboat charter vacations is a chance for you to set your own agenda and sail wherever the wind takes you.

Sardinia one-week bareboat

  • Glamorous coast
  • Sardinian cuisine
  • Golf and yacht clubs
  • La Maddalena beaches
  • Boutique and designer shopping
  • Snorkel Tavolara Marine Protected Area
Itinerary details

Experience required

Sailing experience level
2
At least 10 days or 200 miles as skipper on an equivalent size yacht

Our intermediate sailing destinations, Level 2 sailing areas offer a greater challenge for sailors more comfortable on the open water. Enjoy strong winds and longer spells of open water sailing, suitable for more experienced skippers.

Qualifications required

ICC
International Certificate of Competence
RYA
Day Skipper

To sail in this destination you'll need at least an ICC or an RYA Day Skipper qualification or above.

Skippered Holiday

Try a skippered holiday

  • Relax and let your skipper take charge
  • Be as hands on or laid back as you like
  • Learn from an expert skipper
  • Gain local knowledge and recommendations
  • Peace of mind and safety on the water
  • Discretion and privacy when you need it
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Sailing conditions

Max temp
(°F)
Min temp
(°F)
Avg precipitation
(mm)
Avg wind speed
(knots)
Dominant wind direction
Porto Pollo (Sardinia)
January57414711NE
February14417311WNW
March6376346WNW
April66485610NW
May75553710WNW
June82611810WNW
July886669WNW
August88682811WNW
September81614110NW
October7555588NE
November6448567SE
December5943987SSE

Address

Via A.Vespucci 28

Cannigione (Sassari)

Sardinia, Italy

Base opening hours

Base is open April - mid November

Mon-Thu: in case of charter

Fri-Sat: 9:00am - 8:00pm or until the last arrival

Sunday: 9:00am - 12:00pm in case of charter

Nearest airport
Olbia

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