Arrive in Olbia - Sardinia. Relax in your Portisco hotel for the evening or enjoy the waterside cafés and restaurants.
Embarkation. Enjoy an excursion into the Sardinian hinterland, where you will experience a group Welcome Lunch of truly local cuisine at an ‘eco’ farm and restaurant. This afternoon board your yacht in the Portisco marina. Relax on board or dine ashore.
Shake Down Cruise to Tavolara. Time to get a feel for your yacht and familiarise yourself with the systems. Cruise to the spectacular island of Tavolara, billed as Italy’s “Ayres’s Rock”. There are a variety of local restaurants ashore or enjoy a night on board in the bay.
Race 1 to Maddalena 15 nm. Cruise in the morning to Porto Cervo, home of the exclusive Yacht Club Costa Smerelda. Swim and lunch on board before the afternoon race to Maddalena. Post race dinner in the town.
Leisure Day. Maddalena is a busy town with good shopping, local markets and a variety of restaurants. You may prefer to cruise to the northern islands in the Maddalena National Park and pick up a mooring at Budelli, Razzoli or Santa Maria. Relax and swim.
Race 2 to Longosardo 10 nm. After re-grouping from the previous leisure day we race to Longosardo. Moor in the marina upon arrival before a post race dinner ashore.
Leisure Day. Longosardo is the port of Santa Teresa de Gallura, which sits on the high ground overlooking the Straits towards Bonifacio. Swim at the local beach, walk the coast, explore the town’s boutiques and eat at one of the many local restaurants.
Race 3 to Bonifacio 10 nm. Welcome to Corsica! Race in the morning to the magnificent Bonifacio, an almost totally enclosed harbour. Post race dinner ashore.
Leisure Day. Spend the day exploring the old city and savour a new cuisine with lunch at a restaurant offering Corsican specialties.
Leisure Day. Stay an extra night in Bonifacio or cruise the south coast of Corsica to the island of Lavezzi where there are some splendid remote anchorages.
Race 4 to Porto Vecchio 15 nm. Porto Vecchio harbour is protected by pine and oak fringed hills. Tonight enjoy music and the post race dinner on shore overlooking the marina.
Leisure Day. We suggest you hire a car for a drive into the mountains to Zonza for lunch. The scenery is truly spectacular.
Race 5 to Porto Massimo 15 nm. Today we race back through the natural beauty of Maddalena National Park to Porto Massimo. Following the race you will be welcomed back to Italy with a special dinner at the La Scogliera restaurant.
Leisure Day. Explore the eastern side of Caprera and in particular Cala Coticcio, also known as Little Tahiti, because of the electric blue water in the two small bays.
Race 6 Cala Coticcio to Portisco 15 nm. Here we will enjoy our final night presentation dinner.
Disembarkation. Disembark and complete check-out formalities. Continue your travels or extend your stay in Sardinia.