5 travelers + captain & chef
ABOUT YOUR SAILING COLLECTIVE JOURNEY
Your journey will be crewed by a captain and chef who are not only trained professionals but explorers at heart. With diverse backgrounds as sailors, travelers, artists, gastronomes and academics Sailing Collective crew members offer a wealth of information and life experience to every journey. Your crew will work with you to build a customized day to day itinerary tailored to your group needs, interests, and desired activities.
// Sardinia + Corsica //
• Lagoon 400, 2017 catamaran w/ 4 private cabins | Cost: $15,500 full boat crewed
• Lagoon 420, 2018 catamaran w/ 4 private cabins | Cost: $16,300 full boat crewed
• Lagoon 450, 2014 catamaran w/ 4 private cabins | Cost: $16,800 full boat crewed
Deposit amount due: $7,000 - Pricing and boats are held for 7 days at a time
Included in the Collective Package:
• Private Collective captain and chef (for some of the best food of your life)
• Travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Onboard family style meals with 7 breakfasts, 5 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...
Deposit due for booking confirmation, remaining balance due 90 days prior to departure
Please review cancellation, change, and insurance policy on the booking page before booking!
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.
Cynthia’s appetite for culinary art began while she was living aboard her sailboat cruising the Caribbean islands. She started sharing her love of food when she moved to St. Thomas and started selling vegan creations called “Happy Cakes” to coffee shops and commercial contractors. On island, she became known for her spontaneous approach to baking, gifting loaves for holidays and bringing passion fruit cupcakes to parties. Her desire for knowledge and a deepening of her yoga practice attracted Cynthia to Guatemala where she completed her RYT200. She then went on to Southeast Asia where she studied and lived among locals, learning native healing traditions and food techniques in Indonesia, Philippines, and Malaysia. Cynthia’s adventurous spirit propels her creative energy. Whether she is sailing the caribbean, cooking as a private in home chef, or teaching Yoga on paddle boards, Cynthia’s passions all unite with the same purpose, connection to Earth. Her approach is authentic and rustic; real food from the earth prepared with transparency, keeping nutrients and flavors alive and vibrant.
The Experience Our destination? Places many of us have only imagined...small islands home to quiet turquoise lagoons. Hidden caves and pristine beaches. For the adventure, we'll be hiking the grand Vallee de la Restonica its exquisite gorges and glacial lakes. kissed by the mist of Corsica's magnificent waterfalls and thermal pools. For those who enjoy kicking back, daily yoga classes, visits to charming coastal towns, culinary adventure, and plenty of swimming through pristine Mediterranean water await.
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 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 too do list.
Option 1) Fly direct to Olbia International Airport (OLB) - Marina di Olbia is a 10-minute taxi from the airport.
Option 2) Book a flight to another city in Europe and book a direct flight from there to Olbia using local European shuttle flights. Recommended airports with direct flights to Olbia: Milan, Bologna, Rome, Naples, Nice, Geneva, Barcelona, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Stockholm, Madrid.
Option 3) Take the overnight ferry to Olbia from Rome. Departing 45 minutes north of Rome by train, there is a nightly ferry service from Civitavecchia to Olbia. The ferry departs around 10 pm and arrives around 7 am and costs from 50 - 100 euros.
MEETING TIME, LOCATION AND CONTACT
Marina di Olbia (10 miles from Olbia Airport)
Meeting time: 8 pm Saturday or 9 am Sunday morning. If you arrive early, ask the receptionist at Europe Sail where you can place your luggage and enjoy the cafes and restaurants. After we settle in aboard, we will go out to eat and purchase wines and other beverages. We sleep aboard the sailboats at the marina Day 1 of the journey and depart Sunday morning after the boat tutorial.
We return to our home port by 5:00 pm on Friday day 7 and stay aboard at the marina for our last night. Disembarkment is at 9:00 am and taxis can be arranged to your hotel or airport in advance.
Olbia, Sardinia - Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB)
TRANSPORATION FROM AIRPORT TO MARINA
Taxi transfers: The taxi stand is just outside the airport with accessible and affordable taxi service to Marina di Portisco. The transfer is 10 miles and should cost roughly $20.If you arrive early and wish to explore Sardinia, taxis can be rented for a full date at the price of 60EUR.
Option a) Fly direct to Olbia International Airport (OLB)
Option b) Fly direct to Milan, Rome, or Naples and then purchase a seporate flight to OLB.
Option c) Fly to Rome and take the overnight ferry from Civitavecchia to Olbia.
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 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. Late September to early October has sunny skies in the high 70s with temperates in the mid 60s during the evenings. Water temperature is still perfect in the mid 70s.
Sailing Collective provisions each boat with local foods and produce from the region. Included in the provisioning package includes:
6 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 3 Dinner, Snacks*, Water
Not included in provisioning package:
Soft Drinks, Alcohol, Wine, Beer, etc.
Cooking Aboard: Passengers and crew cook family style aboard with cooking enthusiasts welcomed. Sailing Collective skippers and crew are all talented cooks as well and will prepare meals as well. Passengers who enjoy cooking are welcome to cook as well and your captain will discuss in advance to make sure you have everything you need to create delicious family style meals. 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
Recommended $300 – $600 in spending money depending on spending habits.
Dockage and moorings / average $50 additional pp for the week.
Additional food and beverages including alcohol.
All expenses on shore including meals and drinks.
Flights and transportation to and from the marina location.
Tipping captain and crew is welcomed (5-10% per person satisfactory).
Light rain coat / wind jacket
Boat shoes or non-slip shoes
Hat / sunglasses / sailing gloves / sun screen
Warm clothes just in case / fleece
Swim / beach towel
Any special dietary foods
Collapsible luggage preferred
Porto della Taverna
Cala Grecu, Corsica
Ile Saint Antoine, Corsica
Lagoon 400 - Length: 40 ft - 4 Heads, 4 Showers, 4 Double Cabins The Lagoon 400 is a good sailing comfortable catamaran that will be your home at sea.
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.