The Balearic Islands are ideal for all sailors due to the fantastic sailing conditions:
The Balearic Island area is fairly easy for sailors to navigate and the sailing area of the islands hold no major challenges. There are no strong currents, the tidal range is just 10 cm and the influence of tides is minimal. Changes in water level occur with certain wind directions and the water levels rise by one meter on the east coast of Majorca due to the Scirocco and Levante winds. In the waters around the Balearic Islands, the winds are mostly moderate and blow at around 3-4 Bft. In Mallorca and Menorca the wind comes predominantly from the north. In Mahon, the wind blows from the north 245 days a year. In Ibiza, Formentera and the other islands, the wind comes more from the south-east and wind speeds are generally lower. In general, the risk of strong winds occurring is highest between October and April. In spring and autumn, the Scirocco from the south or the Mistral are tempered by the Gulf of Lion and bring heavy seas. This sailing area is suitable for sailors with some previous experience.
The fantastic weather and moderate winds provide perfect sailing conditions in the Balearic Islands. There is a warm subtropical climate and summers are long, hot and dry. In Mallorca there are 300 sunny days a year and temperatures can rise to 40 °C. The winters are mild with average daily temperatures of around 15 °C. Frost almost never occurs.