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Sardinia

Sardinia

A good day out on the water with the sound of rippling sails induces feelings of freedom and adventure in a wide open space. Although Sardinia’s coastline is an extraordinary sailing destination with hundreds of secluded coves, picture-book beaches and dramatic rock formations, it remains surprisingly anonymous. Sardinia’s particular pull for sailors is its coastline’s diversity; the dunes of the Costa Verde, from the Costa Smeralda to the cliffs of Cala Gonone, from Cala Luna to Cagliari, from Cagliari to San Giovanni di Sinis and from Capu Mannu to Castelsardo, no stretch is the same as the next.

The fact that the wind conditions around Porto Pollo in northern Sardinia are the most constant means that most sailors are to be found on the Costa Smeralda. There are two winds here which ensure the perfect conditions for dynamic sailing; the Sahara wind Chirocco and the Maestrale, which blows down from the North. The Maestrale mostly blows along the west coast, a very powerful W to NW wind; while a S to SE wind prevails on the east coast.  If you take on any sailing foray in Sardinia’s waters you should either be a very competent sailor yourself or take an experienced skipper with you. It is also very important to familiarize yourself with the area’s nautical literature and navigational requirements.

Costa Smeralda

Crystal clear emerald green water, countless gleaming white coves and bays, unique granite rock formations carved out over millennia by the wind, craggy mountains overgrown with primeval vegetation, plus the aromatic and omnipresent maquis: that’s Costa Smeralda, one of the world’s most exciting natural environments. This coastal resort area has been renowned as a haunt of the wealthy and beautiful international jet-set since the 1960s when this unspoiled, pristine region was discovered and popularized by Aga Khan. A vigilant consortium ensures that luxury resort hotels, yacht marinas and villas with security guards do not overrun the natural beauty of the landscape but instead harmonize with it. Nearly all buildings on Costa Smeralda are made of indigenous materials such as granite and other rock.

La Maddalena (Gallurese: A Madalena) is a town and comune located on the island with the same name, in northern Sardinia, part of the province of Olbia-Tempio.

The island

The island of Maddalena is renowned for its beaches; it is characterized by rocky granitic terrain and has some ancient fortifications. Cala Francese and Bassa Trinita are two popular beaches. It is connected by causeway with the nearby island of Caprera, famous as the residence of the Italian revolutionary

History

The Maddalena archipelago, and thus presumably La Maddalena, is known from archaeological evidence to have been occupied in prehistoric times, but its written history begins with the Roman Empire. The islands were the object of a dispute between the Republics of Pisa and Genoa in the 12th century and were later abandoned only to be recolonised by Corsican shepherds and later by the first Sardinian settlers in the 16th century.

La Maddalena has undergone many name changes: the Romans named it Ilva, Fussa and Bucina and in the Middle Ages the island was known as "Bicinara" before being given the name of Santa Maria Magdalena in the 16th century. After this it finally became known as La Maddalena.

Its location in the Strait of Bonifacio, through which much maritime traffic must pass, has turned the archipelago into a strategic military position.

It is possible that in 2011 the America's Cup will be raced in multi-hulls in La Maddalena, according to http://www.radiosport.co.nz/SportsNews/spyac/Detail.aspx?id=180821

Sources

Ports in Sardinia – http://www.sardi.it/sardinia/port1.htm

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Törnvorschlag ab Portisco (Sardinien) - kurze Segelschläge - viel Zeit für Landausflüge und Badestopps (7 Segeltage – 90 Seemeilen)

1.   Segeltag: Übernahme der Yacht

2.   Segeltag: Badestop in Cala di Volpe, einer Bucht mit Sandstrand und gutem Schutz (3 sm), dann Weiterfahrt nach Porto Cervo (7 sm). Die historische Stadt liegt oberhalb des alten Hafens, die Marina liegt auf der anderen Seite der Bucht.

3.   Segeltag: Segeln nach Cala Spalmatore (10 sm), einer Bucht an der NE Seite von La Maddalena. Weiterfahrt nach Cala Gavetta, dem Hafen von La Maddalena (10 sm). Von hier bietet sich eine Besichtigung Capreras und dem Garibaldi-Haus an.

4.   Segeltag: Ankerstop auf der Insel Santa Maria (7 sm), einem der nördlichsten Punkte Sardiniens – Bucht mit Sandstrand. Weiterfahrt nach Santa Teresa di Gallura (10 sm). Der Hafen liegt in einem natürlichen Fjord. Von dort bietet sich ein herrlicher Ausblick auf die Straße von Bonifacio. Der Ort ist bekannt für seine Korallenfischereien.

5.   Segeltag: Segeln zur Isla Lavezzi (6 sm). Die Ankerbucht Cala Lazarina im SW der Insel ist malerisch, nur Kühe und Esel kann man hier antreffen. Weiterfahrt zwischen Spargi und Budelli nach Palau (12 sm)

6.   Segeltag: Nur 4 sm von Palau entfernt, auf der Insel Spargi, liegt die Bucht Cala Corsara – weißer Sand, Granitfelsen und kristallklares Wasser laden zum verweilen ein. Dann geht es weiter nach Poltu Quatu (9 sm).

7.   Segeltag: In östlicher Richtung fahren Sie zum Golfo della Marinella (12 sm). Ein 500 m langer Strand mit weißem Sand erwartet Sie. Von hier aus sind es nur noch 3 sm bis Sie zurück sind in Portisco. Rückgabe der Yacht

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