Spain - thousands of kilometers of coastline

Spain is located in the southwest of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. The island is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Mediterranean Sea to the east; to the north, it is connected with the rest of Europe. The capital Madrid with its medieval city center is located in the center of the Iberian Peninsula. Sailing holidays along coasts with thousands of kilometers. 

Four climate zones

There are four climate zones in Spain. In the mountains, winters are long, cold and snowy and summers are short and cool. On the north coast at the Atlantic Ocean, the climate is moderate, very balanced and humid. Winters and summers are mild, rarely with temperatures below freezing point or above 30 degrees. In the highlands of central Spain, there are temperature differences of 20 degrees between summer and winter, but also between day and night. On the Mediterranean coast and the Balearic Islands, the climate is Mediterranean. In winter, temperatures rarely fall below 10 degrees. Summers are long and hot, with temperatures rising up to 40 degrees. Spain has between 2,600 and 2,800 hours of sunshine a year. Especially on the Mediterranean coast therefore it is ideal to book your sailing holiday there.

The wind - very constant, ideal for sailing

With constant wind conditions, Spain is a real sailing paradise. The Mediterranean, the Balearic Islands including Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza, as well as the Costa Brava are popular and preferred areas for sailing holidays of all kinds. With the Canary Islands, Spain also has an attractive year-round sailing area for the experienced and sporty sailors.

Spain's sailing areas with their rocky coasts, mesmerizing bays and historic towns are charming and fascinating destinations. Excellent marinas and constant wind conditions provide sailors an unforgettable sailing holiday. Cities such as Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona and Valencia are approached by many airlines, which contributes to the attractiveness of the sailing areas and yacht charters. 

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Booking a yacht on the Costa Brava - The wild coast

Sailing on the Costa Brava is an approximately 220 km long coastal strip on the northeastern Mediterranean coast of Spain - the great dream of all sailors. The coast with its rugged rocky massifs - hence the name "wild coast" - offers a breathtaking sight when sailing. In addition to the massifs and hidden bays that slope steeply towards the sea, there are also flat, fine sandy beaches. The view of the skyline along the coast of Barcelona, the world metropolis, is really impressive. The city is only about 32 sea miles away and always worth a visit. The variety of the sailing area ranges from tourist and crowded destinations like Lloret de Mar to bays and peninsulas like Cadaqués, which can only be reached by sea. The old town of Tossa de Mar, the nightlife and culture of Barcelona, the rivers in the Aigüestortes National Park and the delicious food in the harbors of the small fishing villages are definitely to be recommended. Scenic diversity and a pleasant climate make the area especially interesting for sailing holidays with children. Yacht charter for the whole family? Just book with us!

Climate: The climate of the Costa Brava is very balanced and about 7 °C warmer than on the Spanish Atlantic; in the summer months temperatures can reach over 35 °C. In winter, temperatures fall down to 6 to 10 °C prevail, so therefore warm clothing is necessary for a sailing holiday.

Wind: The predominantly straight coastline, hardly any shoals and the few offshore islands make the sailing area easy to sail, even for beginners. You only have to pay attention to the underwater and overwater rocks near the coast. In autumn and spring, the Tramontana wind can make the Cap de Creus difficult to pass. In summer the water temperature is about 24 °C - ideal for a beach holiday.

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Yacht charter around the Balearic Islands

The holiday islands like Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera as well as Cabrera are among the most popular sailing areas in the Mediterranean; The Balearic Islands group further includes 146 small and uninhabited islands. The variety of landscapes and modern marinas attract sailors magnetically. Beginners benefit from moderate winds and easy navigation conditions on their first sailing holidays.

The large islands impress with their sights. Palma de Mallorca, for example, attracts visitors with the cathedral La Seu; luxury yachts anchor in the modern harbor. Enchanting sandy beaches along the coasts and unspoiled nature in the interior make shore excursions to the islands Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera a special experience during every sailing holiday.

Climate: The Balearic Islands have a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild, rainy winters. In summer the Azores High determine the weather. The average maximum temperatures in July and August are around 28° C. The end of autumn is the time with the most precipitation, from December to February the maximum temperatures are between 14 and 15 °C.

Wind: During summer months the prevailing winds Sirocco and Levante can reach the strength of breezes. In spring, Poniente and Mitjorn, a wind from the south, predominate. Warm and local winds are forming in the bays of Palma, Pollença and Alcúdia, they develop their greatest strength between 2 and 3 p.m. Sailing is most enjoyable in the windiest months like in March, September and October. At the beginning of autumn, the prevailing winds are the Libeccio and Ponente, and the mistral is often followed by storms. The winds on Ibiza and Formentera are a bit weaker than on the other Balearic Islands.  

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Yacht charter in the Canary Islands - The islands of eternal spring

The Canary Islands are a group of islands with waters between the islands, a so-called archipelago. It includes the seven main islands Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro as also six small side islands. High mountains, sunken valleys, green forests, volcanic deserts and steep cliffs make sailing around the Canaries an unforgettable experience.

The subtropical climate also ensures the best sailing conditions all year round. Those who want to escape the cold temperatures in winter will find fantastic sailing weather on the Canary Islands. The constant wind at the edge of the trade wind belt offers the sporty, ambitious sailor an attractive sailing area. Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and La Palma are suitable as starting points; the marinas of the archipelago are an ideal starting point for charter crews. Yachts can be chartered here from one day up to several weeks.

At sea, you can watch whales, dolphins and turtles and on land you can walk through beautiful landscapes and try adventure sports. The underwater world is attractive for divers. On the 3718 meter high Pico del Teide, Tenerife's highest mountain, you can walk through several climate zones. The Loro Parque is home to a variety of aquatic animals and parrots, the nature protected dune landscape of Maspalomas in Gran Canaria invites to long walks and in the southwest of Lanzarote, surreal lunar landscapes lead the vacationers into another world.

Climate: The Canary Islands have a subtropical climate all year round with over 300 days of sunshine. Also in the winter months the temperatures rarely fall below 18 ° C. Due to the big differences in altitude there are different vertical climate zones from humid and cool to dry and hot.

Wind: The Canary Islands with their trade winds are a strong wind area - perfect for experienced skippers.