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Destinations we are Excited to Sail in 2023

If you are wondering where you should go exploring next, we encourage you to turn your sails to one of these fantastic destinations – you might find your new favourite place.

It’s always a good idea to try sailing somewhere new, so here we have our top four places to sail in 2023, each offering something different with the promise of a memorable experience that will allow you to create lasting memories.

Portugal

Lying along the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, Portugal’s image is one of profound culture and architecture, influenced by various civilisations across the Mediterranean and the European continent. Full-bodied culture is the driving force behind the Portuguese experience. Sail the west coast or along the Algarve region for the Portuguese coastal experience.

WHEN ARE THE BEST SAILING CONDITIONS IN PORTUGAL?

The sailing season is usually from May to October but has year-round sunshine.

An average temperature of 21 °C for the year is helped by mild winter temperatures that dip to 14 °C, with the coldest month being January. Enjoy hot summers and cool, rainy winters.

The windier part of the year lasts from October to August, with average wind speeds of more than 10.9 miles per hour, and the windiest month is December. The wind is most often from the north from January to December and most often from the east from December to the beginning of January.

Cuba-Yacht-Charter
Cuba-Yacht-Charter

Cuba

Situated in the Greater Antilles archipelago of North America, Cuba is a magical blend of the old and new world and is rich in culture and history. Experience island life as you sail the southern coast of Cuba, island hopping and exploring the diverse culture and abundant animal species on land and underwater.

WHEN ARE THE BEST SAILING CONDITIONS IN CUBA?

The Cuban climate is tropical, seasonally humid, with maritime influence and semi-continental features, with the mean annual temperature varying from 26°C in the plains to 24°C, getting as high as 32°C.

The windier part of the year lasts from October to April, with average wind speeds of more than 10.0 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Cienfuegos is November, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.6 miles per hour. The calmer time of year lasts from April to October, with the quietest month of the year being September, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.6 miles per hour.

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Norway-Yacht-Charter

Norway

One of the Scandinavian countries, Norway is equipped with lush mountains, ancient glaciers and deep coastal fjords that take your breath away. With more than 50,000 islands, Norway is an adventure waiting to happen! Boasting Viking history and lore, Norway’s seas are magnificent and abundant in sea life.

Consider sailing southern Norway around Stavanger.

WHEN ARE THE BEST SAILING CONDITIONS IN NORWAY?

The sailing season is from June to September.

Most of Norway has a maritime climate with mild winters and cool summers. Temperatures range from the highest of 27 °C in the summer months and average around 2 °C during the winter.

The windier part of the year lasts from October to April, with average wind speeds of more than 12.2 miles per hour during the windiest time of year in January. During May, the wind is most often from the east and west between May and August. From August to May, it is mainly from the south.

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France-Yacht-Charter

France

A charter in France is bound to tick all your boxes with its variety and charm. The French coastline and Riviera offer a sailing adventure to indulge in the good life, soak up the sun, and laze on sandy white beaches with sparkling blue waters. In addition, Corsica offers a unique biodiversity for nature lovers to explore. 

WHEN ARE THE BEST SAILING CONDITIONS IN FRANCE?

The sailing season is from May to October.

France generally enjoys cool winters and mild summers except along the Mediterranean, where mild winters and hot summers are the norm. As a result, the French coastline experiences acceptable summer temperatures, although there can sometimes be hot periods, with highs of about 35 °C. Fortunately, sea breezes blow along the coast, cooling it down.

The wind is most often from the west from February to April and June to September. It comes from the north from April to June and from the south from September to February.

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