Sicily is a large island whose beauties and secrets cannot be discovered during a single sailing trip, which is why it has to be visited more than once. During one of those visits, be sure to sail around the Egadi Islands, which offer peace, isolation and beautiful sea.
Rolex Middle Sea Race is a major Mediterranean sailing event. This sailing race was founded in 1968 by Paul and John Ripard and Jimmy White, all members of the Royal Malta Yacht Club. The best observation about this race came from Ted Turner.
Polignano a Mare is located 30 km south of Bari and it is one of the most popular summer destinations in Italy. Steep cliffs, monumental watchtowers, nice and colorful beaches, interesting architecture and the soon opening of the Cala Ponte marina make it a perfect place to spend your sailing vacation.
La Marinella is one of the most famous restaurants in North Adriatic. The menu abounds in exquisite seafood specialties, traditional Triestine sweets and an amazing wine collection. The staff is friendly and cheerful with a friendly personal approach. La Marinella offers a great view of the Gulf of Trieste.
The Barcolana regatta is the largest and the most visited sailing regatta in the Mediterranean. It was first held in 1969 in front of Trieste. This year’s edition starts on October 4th and ends on October 12th. A variety of races guarantees a great time for everyone.
You can feel a little safer when sailing if you know that there is Sea Help, a network of operative bases which provide non-emergency services such as towing, spare parts delivery, engine failure assistance, etc. Sea Help is divided into four zones: Baltic Sea, Adriatic Sea, Balearic Islands and Southern Italy.
Sailing in and out of the Adriatic Sea has been made easier. Marina di Orikum, situated at the south part of the bay of Vlorë, is the second biggest Albanian port and functions as a part of a hotel and residential establishment. The bay of Vlorë and marina di Orikum are well protected by Karaburun peninsula, perfect for development of nautical and tourist facilities.
The Aeolian Islands are a group of islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea, north of Sicily. They are also know as Lipari Islands. The islands were created as a result of volcanic activity. There are still two active volcanoes, at the islands of Stromboli and Vulcano. The prevailing winds are from west and northwest. The Lipari islands are an exciting and interesting sailing destination.