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Yacht Charter Balearics (Majorca - Minorca - Ibiza)


Yacht Charter in the Balearic Islands

The island group of the Baleares is located circa 130 nautical miles of the eastern coast of Spain in the western Mediterranean Sea and covers around 5000 square kilometers of land, the island of Majorca being the biggest part of it. Sailing in the Baleares is very diverse. The island group consist of Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera. The main source of income is tourism and a rather significant part of it falls onto boat tourism. Yacht charter in the Baleares has been an important economic factor for years. It is not surprising as hardly any other territory in the Mediterranean is so accessible and at the same time so attractive as a sailing territory. Long beaches and secluded bays alternate with indented cliffs. Wild and romantic country invites you for excursions. Sailing holiday in the Balearic islands is a very special experience for any yacht charter crew.


Climate - wind

The climate around the Balearic islands is characterised by dry and hot summers and relatively mild winters. In the summer the subtropical high pressure belt lies over this region of the Mediterranean, usually bringing cloudless blue skies. In the winter the belt moves south and Atlantic west winds come over this region, bringing clouds and rainfall. With the exception of Minorca the Baleares are generally suited as a winter sailing territory. Due to the island’s topography the climate in Minorca is not as mild as that of Majorca, especially in the winter time strong north winds blow over the island.
Predominant winds in the eastern part of the Balearic islands blow from northwest and northeast, in the western part of Majorca and Ibiza more from southwest and during the time May to October from southeast.
Etesians are strong winds from the north/northwest from the Gulf of Lion. The sirocco comes from the southern directions and contrary to the etesians it emerges in the whole area of the Mediterranean. Eastern winds may come, too and although they don’t blow as strongly as the northern winds, they can cause a high sea state  due to their long fetch. The currents are less pronounced, generally the currents flow from northeast to southwest. 

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