Sailing in the Tropical Area of Brazil

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Brazil - Vacation Destination for Sailing Holiday

Brazil – Wide variety of cultures, evergreen National parks, refreshing Caipirinhas, paradise bays and sailing areas for beginning and advanced sailors. Through these tropical climates and constant trade winds, this region offers the chance for a yacht-charter throughout the entire year.

  • Good infrastructure
  • Optimum Wind Conditions
  • Advanced Navigation 
  • Wide Varierty of Wildlife
  • Variety of Weather Conditions

Brazil is both large in area as well as in population. It is the fifth biggest country in the World and with 200 million inhabitants; Brazil is the most populated country in South America. Brazil is adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean and shares its borders with every South American country besides Chile and Ecuador. The country’s name derives from the Portuguese word “Brasa’’ which means “glow,” referring to Brazil’s wood trees and their color. During the Colonial period, this wood was widely found in the wilderness along the Atlantic coast, providing an important commercial product for the region, because it was used for dyeing fabrics. Brazil has an area of 8.5 million kilometers, the currency is called the “Real” and the official language is Portuguese. Due to the high rate of immigration, there are also a number of minority languages spoken in Brazil. Many Brazilians speak English, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. The southeast coastal regions of Brazil are the most densely populated areas, where the São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro metropolitan-regions are dominated by the coffee plantation landscape. With its 62 national parks, Brazil is the most species-rich country in the world. However, due to the deforestation of the Brazilian Rainforest, these animals and plant species are increasingly at risk.


Hoist the sails to explore the fantastic bays and beaches

The trade wind along the eastern Brazilian coast blows constant throughout the entire year, which is why Brazil is witnessing a growing popularity in sailing and water sports. Because the east-coast region benefits from the hot, year round, tropical climate, life takes place on the sandy, Brazilian beaches. The azure blue water and an average temperature of 27° Celsius (81° Fahrenheit) invite you to swim, snorkel, and dive. The abundance of Jet Ski rentals, surf schools and professional yacht charters in Brazil is rich. From sleek charter-catamarans to luxurious sailing yachts, your wishes and imaginations have no limits in Brazil. The palm-lined beach promenade, full of bars and joyful people, can be observed best from a charter boat. Traveling by boat in Brazil is easier because of the simple navigation systems aboard that beginners can master in a short time. Travel by yacht in Brazil to numerous small, deserted islands that offer a welcomed change to the tourist agenda of the inner cities. Aside from the heat of the days, the winds in the sailing areas of Brazil are relatively calm in which swells occur rarely. The water temperature fluctuates between 17° Celsius (63° Fahrenheit) in the winter to a pleasant 28° Celsius (82° Fahrenheit) in the summer. The Brazilian coast during the summertime can be circumnavigated back to the south; during this the wind in the winter allows the charter to explore the north.

Between São Paulo and Rio Janeiro lie dreamy harbor-towns!

The perfect starting point for a longer charter cruise is the modern Marina Verolme. By car, it is situated only thirty minutes from Rio de Janeiro and approximately two hours away from the Rio de Janeiro airport. With either a catamaran or sailboat, going alone or sailing with an experienced captain and crew, travel the flexibly carved Brazilian east coast. A favorite stop among many sailors is the town of Paratay. Paratay has 37,000 residents and is located on the beautiful Costa Verde. This small town shares a romantic old colonial atmosphere, which became a national monument. Furthermore, daily traffic is blocked in the city, which is why a relaxing walk along the music festivals and art exhibitions is highly recommended.

On the other hand, the multicultural São Paulo waits with its 11 million residents. São Paulo provides much excitement and nightlife, which is why it is often compared to New York City. The best view of the São Paulo skyline is certainly atop the 168 meter-tall building “Edificio Italia,” which also contains an excellent Italian restaurant with panoramic views of the city. From one city to the next, it is most efficient to travel on a booked yacht charter in Brazil. Why Rio de Janeiro is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world makes the ambivalence clear. For example, the high-rise buildings with mirrored facades stand next to restored colonial buildings. While in between, there is always room for a beautiful park and a monastery on occasion.   Boredom does not appear here, especially when the annual Rios City Carnival is occurring and the city is transformed into a single, vast, colorful party.


Marinas in the Brazil sailing area 

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  • Marina Verolme
  • Marina Pirates
  • Marina 188 Paraty

Sailing Routes Brazil

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  • Sailing the surroundings of Brazil

Airports nearby Brazil

Marina Verolme´s closest airport:

Rio de Janeiro airport-Santos Dumont: 147km, 2 hours and 6 minutes

Rio de Janeiro airport-Antônio Carlos Jobim: 139 km, 1 hour and 57 minutes

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Climate & Weather in Brazil

In the summer, the climate in the charter area of the Brazilian east coast is characterized by mild winds and high temperatures. The average temperatures in the months between April and October lie around 25° Celsius (77° Fahrenheit); however, temperatures are often above 30° Celsius (86° Fahrenheit) between November and March. The best time for sailing in Brazil is focused on the months of April and May, as well as September through the beginning of November. During this time, the water temperatures climb to a tropical 28° Celsius (82° Fahrenheit). Sailing reports bear evidence of the constant sea-breeze, where the winds blow at 4 to 5 Beaufort, causing swells to occur infrequently. However, rain showers are happening in the meantime in Brazil and weather changes are possible all the time. For instance, heavy rain is expected from time to time during the summer.