We have an idea of what the Mediterranean looks like if you closed your eyes and picture the Southern European landscape. Little coffee cups and terraced buildings with terra-cotta roofs with opaque siding. Sardinia and Corsica does not fit into this category. Although you can find the typical Southern Europe vibes, this landscape is unlike anything imaginable. To the extent the northeast coast of Sardinia is rugged and wild, with a glimpse of both rustic Italian life to the left and on the right, the lavish resorts tucked away along the cost. The islands offshore, resembles more of a foreign world than the Mediterranean. With endless alcoves surrounded by the most paradise of waters, the Sailing Collective experience along this coastline is left for your own interpretation, confused by the beauty and captivated by its mystique, the Sardinia - Corsica Collective itinerary must be on everyone’s to do list.
Boat: Sun Odyssey 519 Monohull w/ 4 double cabins + crew cabin - Price: $15,690 full boat – $1961.25 pp (with chef and captain)
$1,000 deposit paid - Final payment of $961.25 pp due
The Collective Package Includes:
• Collective captain and chef (for a week of the best food of your life)
• Journey Coordinator travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Onboard family style meals with 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks
• Marina fees and dockage
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, etc.
• And of course 7 days of unabashed adventure and epic memories...
50% deposit required for booking, 3% credit card service fee - Contact us for information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyler Sauter is a boatman that would fit in on a ship if you dropped him in the ranks anywhere throughout time. As a boat builder, he worked and taught at the WoodenBoat school where he studied traditional methods of construction and restoration and studied boat building at the Landing School in their Marine Industry program. As a sailor, Tyler taught small boat handling at the WoodenBoat school in Maine and has embarked on many voyages on ships big and small. He currently lives full time on his sailboat in the northeast sailing where work and whim may take him.
Though a land lover for most of her life, Eva grew up with a love and an appreciation for the ocean, growing up next to the Puget Sound in Seattle, Washington. Active both in water and on land, Eva frequently enjoys rock climbing, hiking and backpacking, skiing, and scuba diving. Her greatest love, however, is food. After earning a BA in Cultural Anthropology at Colorado College, Eva got a position in a professional French restaurant in Washington, and hasn’t stopped cooking since. Now, she combines her love of food with her passion for traveling, photography, and writing. For years now, her dream has been to cook on boats internationally, and is excited to bring that love and creativity to the Sailing Collective.
The French island of Corsica lies southeast of the mainland in the Mediterranean Sea at 41 degrees 55 minutes north latitude and 8 degrees 44 minutes east longitude. Created by violent volcanic eruptions, Corsica is the most mountainous region of the Mediterranean; and is nicknamed the scented island because of the intoxicating perfumes that fill its maquis, or bush lands. Sometimes called a mini-continent, Corsica has 620km (385 miles) of coastline, more than 200 fine beaches, nature reserves and mountain retreats. A gentle Mediterranean climate has promoted rich forests of evergreen oak, and protects a wide variety of bird species. The Scandola Nature Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Several endangered animals thrive in the southern alpine mountains of small, snow capped glaciers including the mouflon (a mountain sheep), and the Corsican red deer. In addition to its breathtaking natural beauty, Corsica is filled with history.
Ajaccio, Napoleon Bonaparte’s birthplace, is renowned for its incredible climate and its relaxed rhythm of life. Ajaccio is a wonderful place to start your adventure. Sail along the Gulf of Ajaccio and head to the magnificent Isles Sanguinaires just off the headland at Parata.
Port Tino Rossi
Quai de la Citadelle
GPS position : 41°55,21'N - 08°44,57'E
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
Upon arriving at the marina, you'll be greeted by your captain and chef and you will settle in aboard. There will be a 45 minute tutorial by your captain before getting underway around 11 am to your first island location. Sleep aboards can be arranged for Saturday, the evening before for a cost of $20 and boarding time is after 8 pm with an optional dinner with your crew at nearby restaurant.
By contract, we must be back at the marina by 6 pm on Friday on the final day. At the marina, we'll decide to dine out one last time or eat aboard. We must be off the boat on Saturday by 9 am. Taxis and shuttle services can be arranged to Olbia, your resort, or the airport in advance.
Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport
TRANSPORATION FROM AIRPORT TO MARINA
Taxi transfers: The taxi stand is just outside the airport with accessible and affordable taxi service to Port Tino Rossi. Transfer is 10 minutes and should cost roughly $10.
• Upon arrival, find the Dream Yacht Charter office. Ask the receptionist for the location of your boat.
Boat name: Gillepsie
Boat make: Sun Odyssey 519
PASSPORTS AND VISAS
Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return. Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid.
It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. The Sailing Collective cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt please contact your Embassy for full details.
We may spend a day sailing to Sardinia so please ensure you have visa access to go into Italy ahead of time. Please tell a Sailing Collective representative ahead of time if you are unable to go into France.
During summer Sardinia has a virtual sunshine guarantee. The southern coast counts on average no more than three rainy days between June and August. The water temperature at Sardinia's beaches is warm all year. With highs in the mid 80s with nearly tropical water temperature, expect to experience summer temperatures when vacationing in Sardinia.
Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective crew is incredibly talented and can handle the group's needs with ease. We are all about participation and learning, so if you'd like to help, just ask and we'll get you involved! Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Please note, soft drinks, alcohol, wine, beer, etc. are not included in the provisioning package, but your crew can assist you in purchasing your desired beverages for your group.
Dietary Restrictions: It is important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and fill out details in Guest Form
Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat.
During days on the water, you’ll want to be wearing light and comfortable clothing. As the vast majority of your time will be spent outside, prepare for elements - bring a light rain coat just in case, a hat to shield yourself from the sun, and a set of warm clothing. Throughout the week we may dine out at a nice restaurant, so bring gear that you’ll look nice in and suits your style. Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes that you can get wet is recommended.
Anse de Rondinara
Designed by world-renowned naval architect, Philippe Briand, the new Sun Odyssey 519 incorporates of all the latest design developments and innovations. Each detail has been carefully studied to offer high functionality and aesthetic appeal.
Explore photos from our past journeys