Yacht charter and sailing in Spain

Spain is certainly one of the most popular yacht charter areas for Europeans. The Spanish sailing area offers the right ambience for every yachtsman. Whether you want to “jump” from bay to bay or planning longer sailing trips … there is something for every ones taste.

Spain’s sailing area is split to a part of the Atlantic side and the Mediterranean. These two major areas are divided into five sub-areas: the Mediterranean coast, the Balearic Islands, the Atlantic coast in the northwest in the Bay of Biscay and southwest of Andalusia and the Canary Islands.

Some of the port facilities in Spain have their origins in the middle Ages. Along the mainland coast the marinas are less picturesque – but very useful.

The marinas are strategically very well laid out, and the sailors can reach the next marina only after a couple of hours sailing.

In the Canary islands area the sailing distances are definitely more far away … you should calculate to spend around 6 hours at the sea if you go “island hopping” in that great sailing area.

One of the most important sailing centres (for repairs) is certainly Barcelona, followed by Valencia and Malaga.

Weather conditions

As in other Mediterranean countries, the summer is very hot and the winter nice mild.

A moderate land and sea breeze gives the sailors the perfect weather condition.

In the area of Costa Brava and the Balearic Islands the Mistral (coming from the north) can be as well.

Sometimes the Lebeche can suddenly make an offshore area out of the (normally) calm sailing area on the southern coast of Spain.

Entry and exit formalities

Spain is also one of the EU members, so the rules of the EU and the Schengen Agreement have to be followed.

Yacht charter and sailing in Spain

More or less everywhere on the Spanish coast are charter companies located.

For an individual charter offer for Spain we are at your disposal via Email at office@star-yachting.com .