By Nathalie the 14/02/2013

30- Which sections of the coast are most suitable for sailing?

The entire coast of Corsica is suitable for sailing and in good weather it's possible to sail around the island in two weeks, completing around 1,000km by boat. Drop anchor in crystal-clear water, admire the rocky coastline dotted with large sandy coves and small hidden creeks, and discover the island's 19 marinas with their excellent facilities for boats and sailors

Sailing in Corsica during the summer season (April to October) is a real delight. But as those who have sailed off Cap Corse or the Straits of Bonifacio in bad weather will know, conditions can change dramatically here, even in summer, when strong winds can sometimes force boats to stay in port for days at a time. If this is the case, the best thing to do is head for a port or natural harbour - there are many of these dotted along the coast from Ajaccio (west coast) to Solenzara (east coast).

Around thirty sailing clubs between Ajaccio and Bastia, including some in Calvi, Propriano and St Florent, rent out sailing boats (single hull or catamarans) with or without a skipper. Many offer a range of different crewed packages (day trips, weekend or week-long excursions etc).

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