Blue Water passages to Madeira

Madeira – ‘the green pearl of the Atlantic’ is a lush green island situated in the Atlantic Ocean between the Azores and the Canary islands.  Warmed by the Gulf Stream the temperature rarely drops below 14 degrees in the winter.  We can expect temperatures up to 18 degrees at the end of March. 

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The coastline is steep and rugged,   the sub tropical climate allows vines, bananas and other exotic fruit to grow on terraces that are carved into these steep cliffs.  The deep green foliage, near vertical cliffs and waterfalls on the north coast can make you imagine you are in the middle of a rain forest, the scenery only slightly less dramatic on the sunnier south coast.

30 nm to the North East of Madeira is the tiny island of Porto Santo, despite its volcanic nature, and in complete contrast to Madeira, this island is famous for its 9km golden sandy beach.

Madeira is just 4 hours flying time from UK and in the same time zone.  There are now direct flights to Funchal in Madeira from several UK airports, and many more via Lisbon.

Madeira is ideally located in the Atlantic Ocean to use as a crew change port on our longer passages.  We offer two different opportunities for a sailing holiday to Madeira

Either, join us for a mini ocean adventure including 3 days of true ocean sailing on either the passage south from Madeira to Lanzarote, or on the passage north from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to  Madeira.  These adventures include some coastal cruising with a longer offshore passage.  We will spend our first day, day sailing , before setting off on a 2 - 3 day passage to sail 270 nm across the Atlantic.

Or, join us for a longer ocean adventure sailing south from the coast of Spain or north to San Miguel in the Azores. 

Further details on each passage can be found on the individual itinerary pages below.
 


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