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.
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...
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Spencer's sailing career began early on the rough waters of New Jersey's Lake Hopatcong. After a skeptical first year at age 7, he eventually found his sea legs and started to gain recognition in the racing circuit. Spencer sailed in the PHRF Race Series as well as 420s and placed 13th in the US Nationals. Spencer continued competitive sailing until he started at New York Maritime College. In College he discovered the joys of noncompetetive recreational sailing while earning his degree in Marine Business and Commerce. Spencer has sailed on the T.S. Empire State to more than fourteen different countries and is a certified rescue diver with more than seventy dives in five different countries. When he's not manning the helm, Spencer can be found slinging cocktails behind the stick of one of New York's favorite outdoor bars...which also happens to be on a boat.
Spend a week in the magnificent waters of Italy's prized island of Sardinia with the Sailing Collective. This seven-day sailing vacation explores the exotic Mediterranean wonders of the most spectacular water in Southern Europe. Experience local Mediterranean culture like never experienced before paired with phenomenal sailing and exploring. They blend the boutique shopping, fine dining, and lively nightlife of chic ports such as Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo with the quiet and scenic beauty of the largely uninhabited Maddalena Islands. Most of all the sailing in these waters is splendid, with good winds an almost everyday occurrence.
Marina di Portisco, Olbia, Sardinia
Meeting time is between 9 am and 10 am on Sunday morning. 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 $40 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.
Olbia, Sardinia - Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB)
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 http://www.rome2rio.com/s/Olbia-Italy/Marina-di-portisco 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 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.
The Lagoon 500 is fast, luxurious and built for comfort. The flybridge offers comfortable seating and a panoramic 360-degree view, great for enjoying life underway. A spacious saloon offers lots of space for entertaining guests and spills out into a large cockpit area, perfect for drinking wine with friends and enjoying meals al fresco. The 500 is truly impressive. From the unique flybridge steering station to the nifty rumble seat cockpit forward to the stunning interior finished in mukali wood, the Lagoon 500 leaves an indelible impression. Designers Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prevost were given a challenging assignment by the Lagoon management team: Design a catamaran for world cruising that includes just about everything you'd want or need at home. That's right, home; the design premise of the Lagoon 500 was to make the boat as much like a house as possible-albeit a house that can sail at double-digit speeds.
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