Sailing area Tyrrhenian sea - Sailing between the islands of Sardinia, Corsica and Sicily

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Tyrrhenian Sea

Located in the Mediterranean, the Tyrrhenian Sea has a good sailing infrastructure and is ideal for novice crews.

  • Easy navigation
  • Many ports and marinas
  • Best season: March to November

The Tyrrhenian Sea is a sea area in the Mediterranean. It is located west of Italy, between the mainland and the islands of Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily. In the northwest it borders with the Ligurian Sea, in the south it crosses over into the open Mediterranean and on the east and it is connected through the Straits of Messina to the Ionian Sea. The sea has an area of 231,000 km ² and is roughly 3600 m deep. In the Tyrrhenian Sea there are a large number of islands. The Tuscan Archipelago lies off the Tuscan coast of Italy, and consists of the main islands of Elba, Giglio, Giannutri, Monte Cristo, Capraia and Gorgona. There are also the small islands of Formiche di Grosseto, Scoglio d'Affrica, Meloria, Cerboli and Palmaiola belonging to the Tyrrhenian islands. The Pontine Islands (Ponza Islands) are located on the southern coast of the Lazio region and are only a few miles away from Naples. The island group includes Ponza, Gavi, Zannone, Palmarola, Ventotene and Santo Stefano. Further south, in front of the Gulf of Naples, are the islands of Procida, Ischia, Capri and Vivara. Off the north coast of Sicily are the Aeolian Islands. The island group includes the inhabited islands of Vulcano, Lipari, Salina, Filicudi, Alicudi, Panarea and Stromboli and several smaller uninhabited islands and cliffs.

Some of the popular sailing areas on the Tuscan Archipelago are the islands of Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, the Aeolian Islands and the Italian west coast. The main ports for Yachtcharter Tyrrhenian Sea are: Viareggio, Pisa, Livorno, Rosignano, Castiglioncello, Piombino, Etrusca Marina, Grosseto, Punta Ala, Talamone, Porto Ercole, Cala Galera, Rio Marina (Elba), Portoferraio (Elba), Marciana Marina (Elba) and Porto Azzurro (Elba). Navigation in the sailing areas of the Tyrrhenian Sea is relatively simple and can be done mostly by sight. Probably the biggest navigational challenge will be anchoring in the crowded ports and marinas during the summer months. Since there is almost no wind at night you can also anchor in open bays.

Airports nearby Tyrrhenian Sea

  • Airport Olbia to Cannigione: 30,8 km, 35 minutes
  • Airport Olbia to Portisco: 19,2 km, 27 minutes
  • Airport Olbia to Santa Teresa Gallura: 62,9 km, 1 hour and 5 minutes
  • Airport Olbia to Olbia: 6,4 km, 12 minutes
  • Airport Cagliari to Marina Sant' Elmo: 10,7 km, 16 minutes
  • Airport Bastia-Poretta to Macinaggio: 56,5 km, 1 hour and 2 minutes
  • Airport Figari to Bonifacio: 21,5 km, 23 minutes
  • Airport Palermo-Punta Raisi to Palermo: 33,2 km, 33 minutes
  • Airport Palermo-Punta Raisi to Cefalù harbor: 102 km, 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Airport Palermo-Punta Raisi to Sant` Agata di Militello: 158 km, 1 hour and 53 minutes
  • Airport Neapel to Procida: 38,2 km, 1 hour and 13 minutes
  • Airport Neapel to Neapel: 10,2 km, 24 minutes
  • Airport Neapel to Capitaneria de Porto harbor: 34,4 km, 45 minutes
  • Airport Neapel to Pozzuoli harbor: 24,5 km, 35 minutes
  • Airport Lamezia Terme to Tropea: 54,2 km, 1 hour
  • Airport Lamezia Terme to Vibo Valentia Marina: 31,4 km, 34 minutes
  • Airport Rom-Fiumicino to Nettuno: 70,6 km, 1 hour and 6 minutes
  • Airport Salerno-Pontecagnano to Salerno: 16,6 km, 36 minutes
  • Airport Salerno-Pontecagnano to Agropoli: 38,7 km, 55 minutes
  • Airport Reggio Calabria to Portorosa harbor: 81 km, 1 hour and 43 minutes (including a fairy route)
  • Airport Reggio Calabria to Lipari: 105 km, 2 hours and 47 minutes (including a fairy route)
  • Airport Reggio Calabria to Marina Del Nettuno Milazzo: 61,9 km, 1 hour and 33 minutes
  • Airport Trapani to Capitaneria de Porto harbor: 18,9 km, 29 minutes
  • Airport Trapani to Marsala harbor: 18,6 km, 29 minutes
  • Airport Grosseto to Scarlino: 40,3 km, 46 minutes
  • Airport Grosseto to Marina di Salivoli: 77,7 km, 1 hour and 8 minutes
  • Airport Grosseto to Marina Di Punta Ala SPA: 44,8 km, 54 minutes
  • Airport Pisa to Castiglioncello: 43 km, 44 minutes
  • Airport Pisa to Viareggio: 31,4 km, 37 minutes
  • Airport Marina di Campo to Rio Marina: 27,9 km, 34 minutes
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Climate & Weather

The Tyrrhenian Sea has a subtropical Mediterranean climate. The summers are warm and dry with temperatures between 28 °C and 34 °C. Winters are mild and rainy. The average water temperature is about 23 °C in summer and 13 °C in winter. From March to November the weather is usually very stable and ideal for sailing. The prevailing winds are the Tramontana and Scirocco (Sirocco). Because of the weather situation in the north of Corsica in the summer, winds like the Libeccio from West/ South West are likely.