9 - 16 September 2017 : Sardinia - Saturday 9th September to Saturday 16th September 2017
PLEASE NOTE: This is event is now fully booked. By booking on you will be added to the waitlist. Please notify the office when making a booking and we will monitor the waitlist and confirm if any places become available.
Please do not pay any monies or book flights until your place is confirmed.
Saturday 9th September to Saturday 16th September 2017
Join us for a sailing holiday on the Italian island of Sardinia – visiting Costa Smerelda, "the Emerald Coast", famous for its white sandy beaches, beautiful crystal clear turquoise waters, stunning granite formations and jet set lifestyle.
Throughout history, it's been the landing point for many conquerors (Phoenicians, Romans, Carthaginians, Spaniards) who have contributed to the formation of Sardinia's culture and traditions.
Sardinia is a World Heritage Site, composed of 8000 nuraghi, dolmens, menhirs, megalithic circles, hundreds of tombs carved into the rock, Phoenician and Roman ruins.
DRAFT ITINERARY - Subject to change according to conditions, and skipper/crew preferences
Saturday - DAY 1 : Embark at Portisco on the jet set Costa Smeralda ("Emerald Coast").
We start our yacht charter in Sardinia from Marina di Portisco on the chic Costa Smeralda, "the Emerald Coast", an area buzzing with designer shopping, piazzas and stunning views.
Sunday - DAY 2 : Cannigione (15nm) - A sheltered harbour with good seafood restaurants.
The first day will be a relaxing cruise to get used to the boat. We leave Portisco in the morning and sail north to Cannigione – which is is located in a natural deep fjord at the end of the Gulf of Arzachena. There are various beautiful beaches and anchorages in the bay. We will moor in the harbour and explore the village.
Monday - DAY 3 : Visit a couple of small bays in Santa Stefano and on the mainland, then sail to La Maddalena harbour on the main island of the Archipelago.
La Maddalena is a National Park - a marine park scattered with islands and sandy beaches, including the famous pink beach "Spiaggia Rosa" on Budelli. The seven main islands offer peaceful anchorages.
La Maddalena is a traditional fishing harbour, picturesque and bustling with harbour-side restaurants.
(Plan B - sometimes in peak season the small harbour is very crowded, so we may overnight in Palau on the mainland instead).
Tuesday - DAY 4 : Lavezzi (15nm) is a marine park with fabulous snorkelling and diving.
Lavezzi Island is 6 n.m. away from Santa Teresa di Gallura. The best bay here is Cala Lazarina in the South-West side of the island. There are no inhabitants but cows and donkeys. On the back of the beach there is the cemetery where the crew of the French frigate Semillante is buried which sunk on these rocks on 1885. Lavezzi is one of the most beautiful islands of the area.
Wednesday - DAY 5 : Bonifacio (21nm) is on the south coast of the French Island of Corsica. The dramatic entrance through the narrow opening in the cliffs opens into a beautiful bay with anchorages and moorings on the town quay.
Bonifaciois a star attraction in Corsica, with the Old Town precariously teetering on the edge of the imposing limestone cliffs. With a labyrinth of narrow streets and medieval buildings fully encircled by the citadel walls, the Old Town is definitely worth the climb up from the harbour. The view from the cliff top across the Maddalena Islands is stunning.
Thursday - DAY 6 : Porto Massimo (16nm)
A small harbour on the north eastern coast of La Maddalena.
Friday - DAY 7 : Return to Portisco (18nm).
On our last night, we can get a taxi to nearby glitzy Porto Cervo - the millionaire's playground on the Costa Smeralda. Burn your credit card in the designer shops hidden among the alleyways, sip a cocktail overlooking the mega-yachts and watch the Gucci-clad glitterati glide by!
Saturday 9 September to Saturday 16 September 2017
£500 per person
£75 deposit to be paid when booking.
£200 by 28/02/2017
Payment in full by 30/06/2017
Flights and Transfers
Starting at Portisco in northern Sardinia:
Boat pick-up at 18:00 9 Sept 2017
Leave boat at 08:00 on 16 Sept 2017
Fly to Olbia Airport, in northern Sardinia, Italy
BA flights are currently approx. £150 - £180. Depart: 9 Sept: 15.10 Heathrow, arrive at 18.40, return 16 Sept at 19.40
Easyjet flights are currently approx. £120+. Depart: 9 Sept at 13.10 Gatwick, arrive at 16.35, return 16 Sept at 17.10pm
A short transfer to Portisco – approx. 10 Euro's pp for a minibus.
Prices do not include flights, airport transfers, mooring fees, food and drinks etc.
Please do not book flights until your place is confirmed.
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Last updated 3:59pm on 15 March 2017