The Balearic Islands are still among the most popular sailing areas in Europe. They are easy to get to, with still reasonable airfaires, and they offer a good infrastructure with more than 40 well-equipped marinas. The variety of the Balearic landscapes is legendary. Hidden and dreamy bays cut into rocks, turquoise blue waters, elongated beaches, rugged and sparsely populated mountainous regions, especially in the north of Mallorca.
“Classic” is the circuit around the main island of Mallorca, a distance of 160 nautical miles. You should plan roughly 10 days for it and sail counterclockwise, due to the winds from the north . Also recommended: the night trip to the 50 nautical miles distant island of Ibiza, with its beautiful city marina, and to proceed to the island of Formentera. If, on the way back to Mallorca, you want to visit the nature reserve of Cabrera island, be aware that you need to apply for permission in advance.
During high season, the most popular marinas are usually well booked. It is recommended to book a berth or a buoy in advance or enter the marina early in the afternoon
The climate on the Balearic Islands is moderate – subtropical, with the hottest months in July and August. During summer, thermal winds from different directions are dominant. On the northern side of Mallorca and on Menorca, the Mistral can fall in with strong winds. From spring to summer the prevailing winds in the east of the Balearic come in with easterly directions. Best and most pleasant sailing time for a sailing trip is during spring and autumn. Overall, the Balearic Islands are an ideal spot for beginner sailors
Typically, sailors start in or near Palma. Other centers are located in Porto Colom, Alcuda and Pollensa.
Palma de Mallorca with excellent flight connections
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