Sailing Destinations For First Time Sailors
The sailing season in Turkey starts in April and lasts until October. The most important factor that makes it one of the easiest sailing destinations for beginners is the Mediterranean climate’s forgiving weather. Long hot summers with little rain and excellent visibility make the Aegean Sea in Turkey a good choice for those who are still learning the tricks of the trade. If you are fresh out of sailing school, Turkey will enable you to have a relaxing time on the water without having to worry about sudden changes in the weather pattern that could spoil your day. If you are thinking of going sailing then I recommend you see Wickenroy Pavitt and their range of boat cushions.
Because Turkey is not as popular as other well-known beginner sailing destinations, you can enjoy a relaxing time in the serene atmosphere of incredible landscapes in relative peace and quiet. With its ideal infrastructure, sheltered harbors, and numerous anchor points, sailing in Turkey guarantees a safe and comfortable experience for beginners.
While visiting the Aegean Sea, you must take time off sailing to visit the ancient town of Fethiye with its rich historical treasures like a 2300-year-old tomb carved into the sheer face of a cliff. Besides fantastic food, incredible views, and rich culture, Fethiye also has a sheltered harbor protected by a small island. The 12-meter deep waters and abundant anchor points make it a great place for beginner sailors to hone their skills in the art of sailing.
Next on our list is the only country with ‘love’ in its name that has charmed many sailors who visit her shores. Beautiful, green Slovenia is situated on the Adriatic coast with unforgettable vistas and historic cities that make it a highly sought-after place for a holiday.
Thanks to the mild Mediterranean climate, the winters are never too cold or the summers too hot. As a result of the small tidal range in the area, the water is relatively shallow and the currents are not too fast. This makes it an ideal location for sailing around calmly in smaller boats. Slovenia offers a unique opportunity to explore different sailing techniques in a safe and calm environment.
Two of the best ports are Izola and Portoroz. Portoroz is Slovenia’s first modern harbor and the seaport of Izola has 24-hour security and a 700-boat capacity. If you already have the basics of sailing under your belt, why not combine your visit to Slovenia with an adventurous trip to Trieste on the nearby Italian coast only 5 sea miles away?
No beginner sailing list will be complete without including the beautiful islands of Greece. This is one of the best places for beginners to experience the wonderful art of sailing. In addition to all the beautiful places to visit in Greece, our recommendation is to rent a boat on the island of Lefkas situated on the west coast of the Ionian Sea. This is the perfect place for beginner sailors as it offers peaceful, quiet waters from April to November with a moderate northwestern wind. Temperatures range between 24 to 28 degrees Celsius, the waters are balmy and the sun shines all day.
If you are more adventurous you can experience all the beauty Greece has to offer by sailing to the magnificent islands of Santorini, Corfu, and Mykonos with their stunning white beaches, lively nightlife, and luxurious resorts that will delight and amaze you.
Everyone who has visited Greece agrees that there is something undeniably serene and magical about the Greek Islands. Whether its the endless sunshine, crystal clear waters, or the thrilling history of these numerous islands, Greece offers the best island-hopping itinerary for sailors and holidaymakers alike. One thing’s for sure, all the magic that these islands hold is there for you to discover, especially if you are looking for tranquil waters to perfect your sailing skills.