Sailing at Porto Cervo. The regattas not to be missed

From April to September the sailing world will be in full view in Northern Sardinia with exciting challenges at Porto Cervo featuring some of the top names in this sport.

An unbreakable bond between Sardinia and the sea, between Sardinia and the wind, between Sardinia and sailing. A bond that the Porto Cervo regattas celebrate every year with the highly anticipated competitions that are ferociously contested on the stretch of sea between the Costa Smeralda and the La Maddalena Archipelago.

In Gallura the sun starts to come out and from Cannigione to Palau the Delphina hotels eagerly await these races between leading nautical names and players when the sails sprinkle colour on the stretch of water in front of the Hotel Capo d’Orso Thalasso & Spa and as guests enjoy the show from the bar terrace or from the veranda of their sea view room.

Even from the Resort Cala di Falco in Cannigione, sailing enthusiasts and the simply curious can reach the centre of Porto Cervo in just 15 minutes and between the Porto Vecchio, or Old Port and the famous Piazzetta delle Chiacchiere, or Gossip Square, the atmosphere is increasingly lively.

The 2019 Porto Cervo regattas

The regatta and race calendar in Porto Cervo is crammed with challenges with some of the leading international teams ready to put on a show over the most beautiful race courses in the Mediterranean.

The season opens with the Naval Academy Regatta on April 23rd, while the Vela e Golf trophy (from 17/05 to 19/05) and the One Ocean Sailing Champions League (from 23/05 to 26/05) are the appointments not to be missed this May in Northern Sardinia.

Regattas at Porto Cervo 2019

June starts with the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta (03/06 – 08/06) now in its nineteenth edition, and continues with the Star World Championship (13/06 – 23/06) which returns to Porto Cervo after 30 years.

July has two regattas, the Coppa Europa Smeralda 888 which starts on 05/07 and goes until 07/07 and the Invitational Smeralda 888 (from 12/07 to 14/07).

The August events begin with the Yccs Members Championship on 3 and 4 August while the race moves to Sicily on 21 August for the start of the Palermo – Porto Cervo – Montecarlo.

The big challenges return in September with the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup from 01/09 to 07/09 while the first edition of the MBA’s Conference Regatta will be held from 19 to 22 September. The racing season in Porto Cervo will end with the Audi 52 Super Series Sailing Week from 09/23 to 09/28.

Not only sailing enthusiasts but also the simply curious on holiday in Northern Sardinia will be able to understand and participate in the mix of adrenaline and astonishment that strikes the observer as despite their size, these majestic boats seem almost to be flying.

Sailing in Sardegna

Sailing between the islands of the La Maddalena Archipelago and enjoying the North Sardinian sea is an experience that allows you to fully appreciate this stretch of sea with its infinite transparency.

And aboard the Pulcinella, Delphina’s vintage sailing ship, guests can experience a unique range of sensations: a full-day excursion with the large red sails blown by the wind, the crystalline sea and the pink and white granite rocks on the horizon with its jagged cliffs.

Sail and Windsurf in Palau, Sardinia

At the hotels and the surrounding areas you can also take sport sailing lessons. At Badesi, the long beach at the Resort Le Dune is perfect for a sailing course with catamarans or windsurfers while on the eastern side of Gallura guests at the Hotel Cala di Lepre and the Hotel Capo d’Orso in Palau can easily reach nearby Porto Pollo, considered the home of windsurfing.

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