The Best of the Baltic: 3 of our top sailing picks
By our travel expert JACK
“The Baltic has a lot to offer sailors looking to experience something new and exciting. Here is our run down of places to go sailing in this unique region.”
The Baltic Sea is a large, 413, 000 km², inland sea in the Northeastern corner of Europe. It is typically broken down into the following regions: The Central Baltic Sea The Gulf of Finland, Kattegat, the Gulf of Bothnia and Skagerrak. The many countries that fringe the Baltic sea, each offer their own unique culture and interesting sailing grounds.
Due to being one of the lesser-visited areas of Europe by international visitors, these cruising grounds offer pristine natural beauty and many settlements untouched by foreign tourism. They thus present an opportunity for sailors with a mind for an adventure the perfect opportunity to get off the beaten track and discover what many others haven’t.
The sailing season in the Baltic begins in June and runs until the end of August. The season is not wholly determined by the weather, but rather that many of the facilities are not in operation during these months. With pleasant sunshine and twilight encompassing 20 hours of the day, July is a superb month to sail in the Baltic. But it’s not all about cruising, due the small tidal range, and strong, predictable winds, the Baltics also make for the perfect racing grounds.
Racing in the Baltic
The Finnish Archipelago
Rügen and along the Southern Baltic coast
All-in-all, the Baltic has a lot to offer sailors looking to experience something new and exciting; while enjoying the pleasures of sailing without the usual tourist crowd.
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