The most beautiful spot is in the west of Corsica. Sailing season is from April to early October.
In the south of Corsica is the Strait of Bonifacio, a strait that separates Corsica and Sardinia. Here the coast is very rugged and large white cliffs tower over the sea. By boat one can access many interesting coves between the cliffs. The Strait of Bonifacio is a dream destination for sailors, as because of the nozzle effect there is always a sailing wind. It is worth a trip to the Maddalene Archipelago, a stunning group of islands off the north coast of Sardinia. The islands of Lavezzi, Monaci, Bruzzi and Cerbicale have bizarre natural formations, countless bays and white sandy beaches.
It is easy to see why Corsica is referred to as the ‘Île de beauté’. Magnificent medieval towns overlook the ocean against the backdrop of green hills and mountain ranges. Macinaggio is a typically lovely Corsican port town from which to begin your journey. From Macinaggio we suggest sailing to Saint-Florent, a small historic coastal town... more
From a navigational point of view eastern Corsica is a relatively easy sail. Shoals and other hazards have sufficient buoyage. The flows are normal and the tides have a small range of 10 to 30 cm. However, the winds depending on the direction can change water levels considerably. In the summer months the: Tramontana, Mistral (mistral), Grecale, Levante, Scirocco, Libeccio (Libeccu) and Ponente winds occur. Challenging winds are the mistral, which blows from the northwest, and the Libeccio from the southwest. Since there are only a few protected harbors and bays on the west coast, it is possible to get into difficult situations. For each sailing trip you should consider the different wind directions and the varying wind strengths carefully. Corsica is a beautiful sailing area and is suitable for both professionals and beginners. As the sailing conditions are quite demanding on the west coast and in the Strait of Bonifacio, it is recommended that less experienced yacht charter crews sail in the southeastern area. Athletic sailors will enjoy a trip around the island.