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Spring Sailing in Italy 2019 – Sailing the Tuscan Archipelago
27th April – 4th May 2019 Location Italy: The Tuscan Archipelago and Elba
Our “Spring Sailing in Italy” week is an informal flotilla/regatta group event, with the focus on having a fabulous fun holiday, catering for skilled and novice sailors alike – a challenging and enjoyable fun experience. We will be “sailing with friends” and “cruising in company” around the Tuscan Archipelago and the island of Elba.
What is provided:
– an adventure holiday under sail in a relaxed atmosphere – a guided/planned sailing route with a supporting program of events and activities for all skippers and crew, yet still some time for your own personal/crew choice activities
– the priceless exchange of experience between “old hands” and “newcomers” – local coastal knowledge and exploration for all to enjoy and experience
– easy sailing for beginners, with opportunities for learning new skills
– fun challenge targets/races for seasoned charterers to “compete in company”
In short: it is a combination of an Italian holiday, enjoying sailing around some of the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, also participating in some casually competitive racing in a fun flotilla group!
The organisation and operation of this event will be handled by the experienced team within Sail Charter International.
INFORMATION | GETTING THERE | OUTLINE PROGRAM :
The start and end location will be the Marina Cala de’ Medici at Rosignano/Solvay, Tuscany, then sailing within the northern Tyrrhenian Sea, navigating some of Tuscan Archipelago and around Elba. You can easily get there by car, by train or by plane.
– by car, Marina Cala de’ Medici is 300km from Rome, 350km from Milan, 950km from Vienna – by train to Rosignano Solvay Train Station – by plane to Pisa Airport (45km) or Florence Airport (100km) (from the airport or rail station, you can get to the marina by taxi or by train, or minibus taxis can be arranged for groups).
Arrival day: Saturday 27th April 2019 – Arrive check-in and settle into your yachts. There will be an evening welcome meeting and drinks — an opportunity to meet other crews, getting to know each other and starting the fun! – Each morning a skippers’ daily briefing will be held to discuss the day ahead at sea and the “fun flotilla” and/or “informal regatta racing” events; also to receive the passage outline/direction for our overnight stay (depending on weather and sailing conditions). – During the evenings, there will both be some planned social events, also free time for your own exploration of the beautiful places we will be stopping. – We will return to Marina Cala de’ Medici on Friday 3rd May for check-out and the evening celebration prize-giving. Departure day: Saturday 4th May 2019; disembark 09:00.
Sail south west for 35nm to Capraia island. The port of Capraia marina has a number of bars and restaurants, and some shops. We may also try to stop at Cala della Mortola or Cala Rossa, or one of the other picturesque beautiful bays around the island.
Day 3: Monday 29th April.
Onward to Elba Island, approx 30nm. Leaving Capriaia, we sail south around the coast, then head south east to Porto Ferraio on the north east side of Elba.
This is the main port of the island and one of the most active tourist ports in Italy. Capital of the Elba, it owes its importance to the beautiful natural harbour and its rich history. Already upon arrival by boat you can admire the imposing Medici fortifications on the Bay: Forte Falcone, Forte Stella (recognizable by the lighthouse) and the Torre della Linguella at the entrance to the dock to defend against the continuous attacks of pirates through older ages. A beautiful walk from the marina leads inside the walls of the historic centre which is beautiful to explore, and on the western side, there are some beautiful white pebble beaches that highlight the clarity of the sea.
Day 4: Tuesday 30th April.
Today we follow the coast westward and continue for 18 nm towards Punta Fetovaia. Through one of the most evocative stretches of the Elba coast, we will reach Fetovaia, the promontory that looks like a rocky finger that seems to indicate the route to the south of the island’s archipelago. Here there is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Elba with granite sand, coarse grain, slipping away into the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Day 5: Wednesday 1st May.
Only a short distance of 10nm along the coast we will find Marina di Campo. Once we reach Marina di Campo we will find a village on the right side of the beach. In the centre is the ancient fishing village, the small port, the colourful and picturesque houses, all dominated by the Pisana tower, formerly used for sighting. The village has a beautiful promenade and is famous as an evening meeting place.
Day 6: Thursday 2nd May.
Heading north towards the mainland for 25nm, we will enter the Gulf of Baratti. Returning towards Castiglioncello an obligatory stop must be the beautiful Gulf of Baratti. The inlet is characterized by a sandy beach, more extensive in the central-northern part of the gulf, which tends to decrease considerably towards the southern end of the port of Baratti. The seabed is low, while the beach is characterized both for golden and amber colours, and for the presence of iron slag, residues of the processing of the aforementioned metal during the Etruscan period. The area is dotted with archaeological remains from the Etruscan period.
Day 7: Friday 3rd May.
Leaving the Baratti Gulf, we sail north for 22nm, returning to our base at the Marina Cala de’ Medici.
Day 8: Saturday 4th May – DEPARTURE & onward TRAVEL
Depart by 09:00.
NOTE – this “outline proposal” is subject to change depending on organisation/operational requirements in advance of and during the event, also especially due to weather conditions during the event.
How can you book to join this flotilla?
You are a SKIPPER and have friends with you as a crew?
CHARTER and SKIPPER the yacht YOURSELF
– charter a whole yacht – get your crew together – split the charter & running costs
You are NOT a SKIPPER though you have a group of friends to sail together?
You CHARTER the yacht WE provide a SKIPPER for you!
– charter a whole yacht – we add the skipper – get your crew together – split the charter & running costs
You are a SOLO or COUPLE travelling and only want a cabin charter?
Join us on a SKIPPERED yacht sit back and relax or join in the sailing fun!
– charter a cabin (for single or double use) – pay one cost (per person) – share the running costs on board
CABIN PRICES: – was €620 now€570 for a shared double cabin ; was €840 now€790 for a SOLO occupancy double cabin – click to view available cabins below…(cost per person based on full occupancy; including skipper & operator extras)
YACHT PRICES: – starting from €1675, now discountedto €1275 – click to view available yachts below…(“bareboat only”; charter operator extras are not included)
SCI Spring Flotilla 2019 Sailing the Tuscan Archipelago
– CHOOSE FROM THESE AVAILABLE YACHTS –
Please choose from the available yachts below.
– please REGISTER your interest in this event stating what you want: – whole yacht bareboat charter (you skipper yourself; state which yacht you want) – whole yacht skippered charter (a professional skipper will be included; state which yacht you want) – cabin charter – single or shared (yacht will be advised)
– NB: Prices quoted here subject to change (out of our control); … however the exact bareboat/skippered yacht price and/or skippered cabin charter price will be fixed and guaranteed when you request a confirmed offer; yachts are available on a first-come basis.
NOTE: for ALL participants, there is a flotilla entry cost of €100/person.
Whole yacht charter prices, with discounts, can be seen below. For actual yacht photos and details, click each sample photo.
Note that there are also obligatory charter operator extras per yacht to pay at the marina and you should also consider yacht deposit insurance to arrange in advance.
Full details will be listed in your confirmed offer.
Skippered Cabin Charters:
Cabins are available to book on board a skippered yacht, so no sailing experience is necessary.
Cabin Charter Prices:
Double cabin – for one person WAS €840/personNOW €790/person
Double cabin – for two people sharing WAS €620/personNOW €570/person
To reserve/book one of these yachts or to request a cabin charter: please register for the regatta using the orange link below and directly request which yacht you require.
Yachts are available/reserved on a first come – first served basis; making your deposit payment secures your yacht!
NOTE: – Yachts can be reserved by asking for an OPTION, but this will end after 4 days. – Yachts can be enquired about (even if they have an OPTION) this will show as INTEREST. – Yachts that are BOOKED are no longer available.
Oceanis 41 (2013) – Etamin I – 3-cabin
Bareboat Yacht Price: WAS: €1675NOW: €1275
Bavaria Cruiser 41 (2016) – Alioth – 3-cabin
Bareboat Yacht Price: WAS: €1800NOW: €1400
Bavaria 50 C (2008) – Caraibix – 5-cabin
Bareboat Yacht Price: WAS: €3200NOW: €2800
Sun Odyssey 42 DS (2010) – Baltix – 3-cabin
BOOKED: (Bareboat Charter – ND)
Oceanis 43 (2009) – Little Mermaid – 4-cabin
BOOKED: (Bareboat Charter – CX)
Oceanis 46 (2010) – Meissa – 4-cabin
BOOKED: (Bareboat Charter – JP)
Sun Odyssey 439 (2011) – Oceanix – 4-cabin
BOOKED: (Bareboat Charter – GH)
Oceanis 46.1 (2019) – Ferro Azzurro – 4-cabin
BOOKED: (Bareboat Charter – RG)
Bavaria 49 (2003/10) – Tyrrenix – 5-cabin
BOOKED: (Cabin Charter – SCI)
Oceanis 50 F (2012) – Kochab II – 5-cabin
BOOKED: (Cabin Charter – SCI)
Bavaria Cruiser 51 (2017) – Shiba – 5-cabin
BOOKED: (Cabin Charter – SCI)
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