Sailing Holidays

Sailing in Tenerife

Tenerife has Spain's tallest peak, lovely beaches and seaside restaurants. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital, is a friendly port with shady plazas and excellent shops.

La Gomera remains blissfully untouched by tourism - maybe due to the lack of white sandy beaches - but it does have hideaway coves and a historic port at San Sebastian, the starting point for Columbus on his first voyage. La Palma, the most exotic of the islands formed from a volcanic crater with a coastline of majestically steep cliffs and black volcanic sands. El Hierro may be the smallest of the Canaries, but it’s strikingly dramatic and the sea is so clear, it's a paradise for snorkellers and divers.

A sailing holiday in the Canaries does need reasonable prior experience to RYA Coastal Skipper standard. This is the open Atlantic, not the semi-enclosed Mediterranean nor the predictable Caribbean. Distances between the islands are considerable, the winds can be strong and are funnelled between the islands to give a sort of wind tunnel effect in the "Acceleration Zone" that is well documented but still needs experience to handle. 

Strong north-westerly trade winds all year Force 5-8. The wind varies throughout the year but, though largely predictable, is always interesting. The weather is warm and sunny most of the time. Experience Level 3.

 

 

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"Just returned from a fantastic two weeks in Croatia. The service and organisation both here and in Croatia was superb, and the sailing was perfect, apart from the two days of Bora, which we spent quite happily storm bound in lovely Korcula. Our boat Dora III was a joy to live aboard and to sail, and Croatia itself was spectacular. We loved everywhere we stayed, and in every place we were able to go stern to with lazy lines. Croatia comes highly recommended."
Trogir 2014 - S.L.

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