MALLORCA - SAILING
Sailing is of course a big thing in Mallorca. It hosts many an international regatta each year and there are many top class marinas and yacht charter companies all around the coast. For those less able sailors, there are day or half-day boat trips available at various locations around the island.
The natural nooks and crannies around the coastline of Mallorca are ideal places for dropping anchor in the calm waters of bays and calas dotted around the island. The sea breeze around the coast of Mallorca is normally very reliable and the summer thermal winds provide a steady breeze throughout the day. Even during the winter months there are bays in Mallorca that remain protected by the mountains such as Puerto Pollenca and Port d’Alcudia.
The ideal wind conditions allow beginner sailors to learn the ropes in a safe environment. The protected bays and calas also offer great conditions for beginners to learn how to sail without having to deal with strong and intimidating winds or waves. During the summer months, thermal winds provide a calm sea breeze from morning till afternoon and many of the bays are well protected, ensuring dangerous swells are kept away from the shore. Puerto Pollenca is a popular destination for sea sports such as sailing and kite surfing. The protection from the Formentor point reduces the impact of swells in the bay which can cause unpredictable sea conditions that might be difficult for beginners.
The ideal sailing months are between May and October and this is of course when the seas are most busy with charter boats and privately owned vessels. You can experience good calm weather in December and January, making the sailing in Mallorca very enjoyable.