31 Aug 2023


Ocean Lovers

Sardinia, with its crystal-clear waters, stunning coastlines, and secluded coves, is a yachter's paradise throughout the year. However, for those seeking the ultimate yachting experience, September emerges as the best month to set sail in this Mediterranean gem.

Here's why September stands out as the prime time for yachting in Sardinia:

1. Ideal weather conditions

September offers the perfect blend of warm Mediterranean weather without the intense summer heat. Daytime temperatures are pleasantly warm, making it comfortable to soak up the sun on deck, swim, enjoy water sports like paddleboarding and kayaking, or simply lounging in the shade with a good book whilst exploring the shoreline. The sea temperature remains warm, ideal for leisurely swims and water activities. But also the ideal weather to visit the incredible archeological ruins of our island from North to South, Sardinia is an open-air museum with an ancient history full of mysterious secrets.


2. Less crowded marinas and anchorages

One of the key advantages of yachting in Sardinia in September is the significant reduction in tourist crowds. Marinas and anchorages that may have been bustling during the peak summer season are now more serene and accessible. You'll have your pick of prime spots, ensuring a tranquil and exclusive experience. 
Explore picturesque fishing villages, dine at waterfront restaurants, or take leisurely walks along the harbor without the hustle and bustle of summer crowds or even being part of our 
Less traffic not only provides nature with the space it needs to regenerate but also offers sailing enthusiasts a front-row seat to witness the natural world at its most spectacular. Imagine dolphins playfully frolicking in the pristine waters, majestic cetaceans gracing the seas, and the gentle presence of turtles.


3. A perfect month to take time to help Ocean’s wildlife 

If you're passionate about marine conservation and want to be a part of this incredible experience, the "Ocean's Lovers" project provides an excellent opportunity. September could be the perfect month to release turtles back into the ocean, thanks to the reduced maritime traffic during this time. By choosing to sponsor a tracking device for a turtle that's undergoing rehabilitation, you play a crucial role in our conservation initiatives. To learn more about how you can get involved and make a difference, please visit our website: Ocean's Lovers Project. Right now, Sardinia is a treasure trove of hatching turtle nests, spanning from the Northern reaches to the southern shores. It's an unparalleled experience that invites you to connect with the natural world in a profound way. Join us in safeguarding this precious ecosystem and the remarkable turtles that call it home. Together, we can make a lasting impact on their future.


4. Pristine beaches and hidden coves in a relaxed atmosphere

Sardinia's coastline is renowned for its unspoiled beauty, and in September, you'll have the opportunity to explore its hidden gems without the usual crowds. Drop anchor in secluded coves and spend the day swimming, snorkeling, or paddleboarding in the crystal-clear waters. Discover hidden beaches accessible only by boat, such as Cala Luna or Cala Mariolu, and enjoy the privacy and serenity they offer. Take your time sailing from one coastal gem to another, exploring Sardinia's beautiful coastline at a leisurely pace. Visit local markets, savor fresh seafood at beachfront restaurants, and soak in the laid-back ambiance that September brings.


5. International events: Regattas

The international yachting scene is set to come alive with a series of thrilling regattas and prestigious championships on the horizon. Kicking off the maritime festivities is the highly anticipated Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, slated to take place from the 3rd to the 9th of September in the enchanting Porto Cervo. This event promises to showcase the finest in maxi yacht racing, with elite sailors and their majestic vessels vying for the coveted Rolex Cup. Following closely on its heels, the Scandinavian Gold Cup for the International 5.5 Metre Class will grace Porto Cervo's waters from the 20th to the 24th of September, offering a spectacle of classic racing elegance. Capping off this maritime extravaganza is the International 5.5 Metre Class World Championship, slated for the 24th to the 29th of September. Yacht enthusiasts from around the globe will converge in Porto Cervo, creating a vibrant tapestry of competitive spirit and camaraderie in the heart of the South of France. These events promise to be a testament to the enduring allure and excellence of international yachting.
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, Porto Cervo 3rd-9th September
International 5.5 Metre Class - Scandinavian Gold Cup, Porto Cervo 20th-24th September
International 5.5 Metre Class - World Championship, Porto Cervo, 24th-29th September


6. Time to discover Sardinia’s inland through vibrant Local Festivals and its traditions 

Plan your itinerary to coincide with local festivals (known as "sagras") and events happening in coastal towns. Enjoy traditional music and dance performances, savor Sardinian specialties, and immerse yourself in the island's culture.
Autumn in Barbagia is a cultural event held every year in Sardinia, in the villages of Barbagia, a mountainous region located in the hinterland of the island "Heart of Sardinia". It takes place from September to December and offers visitors the opportunity to get to know the culture and traditions of Sardinia, through events, shows, tastings of typical products and guided visits to towns.


7. Sardinia as the perfect hub for whoever is stopping on the route from West to East

Sardinia, especially in September, is an optimal stopover for sailors journeying from the West to the East. Its strategic location, combined with its unique offerings, makes it a perfect hub for those seeking a memorable break along their route.
Positioned in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia naturally serves as a midway point between the Western and Eastern parts of the region. This geographical advantage makes it an attractive stop for those looking to break up their journey, rest, and explore before continuing their route towards France or Spain. Many may choose to stay for the winter, as per Sardinia’s strategic position.


8. Exceptional Underwater Visibility

In September, Sardinia offers exceptional underwater visibility, making it a diver's paradise. The Mediterranean's crystal-clear waters provide an opportunity to explore captivating underwater landscapes with visibility often exceeding 30 meters (100 feet). You can discover stunning underwater caves, dramatic rock formations, and vibrant coral reefs, all teeming with marine life like colorful fish, octopuses, and sometimes dolphins or sea turtles.
If you're new to diving, September in Sardinia is the perfect time to try a Discover Scuba Diving experience with local dive operators. This allows beginners to explore the underwater world under the guidance of experienced instructors. Whether you're an experienced diver or a beginner, Sardinia's superb underwater visibility in September promises an awe-inspiring and unforgettable experience beneath the waves.


In conclusion, September is the best month for yachting in Sardinia due to its impeccable weather, reduced crowds, and the opportunity to discover the island's natural beauty and cultural richness in a tranquil and exclusive setting. Whether you're an experienced sailor or a novice looking for a yachting adventure, Sardinia in September promises an unforgettable maritime experience. Set sail and let the magic of this Mediterranean jewel unfold before you.

We provide customizable itineraries tailored to your preferences. You can work with us to plan activities such as wine-tasting tours at vineyards, visits to historical sites like the ancient ruins of Nora in South Sardinia, or hiking excursions in the island's rugged interior
Remember, the key to enjoying September in Sardinia is to combine relaxation with adventure and to savor every moment of your exclusive yachting experience. It's an opportunity to create unforgettable memories and stories to share for years to come.

So, hoist your anchor, set your course for Sardinia in September, and let the fun and excitement begin!