ABOUT YOUR SAILING COLLECTIVE JOURNEY
Your journey will be crewed by a captain and chef who are trained professionals and explorers at heart. Sailing Collective crew includes sailors, travelers, artists, gastronomes and academics who will offer a wealth of information and diverse experience. This crew will work with you to build a customized day to day itinerary tailored to your group needs, interests and desired activities.
Included in the Collective Package:
• Private Collective captain and chef
• Travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Onboard family style meals with 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks prepared and served by the chef
• Marina fees and dockage
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, etc.
• And of course 7 days of unabashed adventure and epic memories...
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 Sardinia itinerary must be on everyone’s to do list.
Boat: Lagoon 450 (2017 model)
50 percent due at booking, remaining balance due 90 days prior to departure
Please review cancellation, change, and insurance policy on the booking page before booking!
Kate grew up sailing on the Long Island Sound with her Dad, and started teaching sailing at age 15. A little bit of racing in college followed by some stints doing big boat deliveries led her to become full-time crew aboard private mega-yachts, and she's since risen through the ranks to become captain. She has cruised all over the world aboard some really beautiful vessels, but has ultimately chosen to settle-down in the Chesapeake Bay where she has a family anda land-based business called, DryLand. Captain Kate couldn't fully give up her sea legs and spends lots of time teaching new boat owners how to sail, filling in as captain for some old yachting friends, and filming adventures aboard anything that floats!
Matt, a New Orleans native, was raised in a restaurant family. His family ran several restaurants throughout the French Quarter, all inspired by their immigration from Hong Kong. He took after his Grandmother and Uncles, spending time in the kitchen tasting anything that could, and some that he shouldn't.
After highschool Matt went on to pursue his own culinary path with ambition of cooking around the world. He took an apprenticeship in a small New Orleans creole cottage, Iris, learning the kitchen dance, one on one with the Chef. Honing his talents, he grew into bigger roles in bigger kitchens, learning from many, including Chef Susan Spicer in New Orleans and David Chang in New York, cooking everything from old world French baguettes to aerated cheese foam in mozzarella balloons. His passion for cooking has manifested itself into travels, journeys and lifetime friendships throughout the world.
Each day, we spend between 2-5 hours of sailing, depending on the preference of the group. Each afternoon, we arrive at an island to explore local culture, bask in the island’s natural beauty and engage in sand and sea-related activities. The pace of the trip is as relaxed or as active as each traveler chooses. We can arrange airport transfers on request. Make sure your passport is in date and valid for the duration of your stay and look under our Handy Info section for visa advice!
Marina: Marina Cala dei Sardi
Boat name: Corona Borealis I
Charter Company: North Sardinia Sails
Embarking: Meeting time is after 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, at the Porto di Cannigione. Upon arrival, look for the boat donning a Sailing Collective flag or ask an NSS rep to point you towards Corona Borealis I or Cpt. Kate. If you arrive earlier in the day, you can store your luggage at the marina and explore the area. If you plan on arriving after 7 p.m., please let us know as soon as possible and we so we can make accommodations!
Disembarking: You will arrive back to the marina by sunset on Friday, August 16. Disembarking is by 9 a.m. the next morning. Your crew can help arrange a taxi for you if needed.
Olbia, Sardinia - Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB)
Head here for some of our favorite spots.
Taxi transfers: The taxi stand is just outside the airport with accessible and affordable taxi service to Marina di Portisco. Transfer is 23 miles and should cost roughly $30.
For further information, please visit the Sailing Collective recommended travel service of ROME2RIO for other transfer options from the airport to the marina.
If you arrive early and wish to explore Sardinia, taxis can be rented for a full date at the price of 60EUR.
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 Corsica so please ensure you have visa access to go into France 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 chef/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.
Dietary Restrictions: Important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and fill out details in Guest Form
Tips are split evenly between the crew and it is common to offer 15% to 20% of the cost of the carter. Gratuity can be offered in Euros or Dollars, PayPal or Venmo.
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.
The Lagoon 450 has everything you could want in a cruising boat: Incredible performance under sail, wide open deck space for lounging, and an incomparable comfort in the saloon and the cabins. The wide hulls of Lagoon 450 offer comfortable cabins with larger floor space than other catamarans of the size. An airy saloon contains an open concept modern galley (kitchen) and comfortable seating all with stunning panoramic visibility of the natural beauty that you came for. The aft deck is covered by a hard top bimini so that there is always plenty of breezy shaded space for lounging when you are taking a break from the sun drenched foredeck. Up front the netted "trampoline" between the hulls is the ultimate place to enjoy this boat under sail with the sun beaming down and the water rushing below you.
Explore photos from our past journeys