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Old 23-07-2010, 00:49   #1
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Sardinia - Alghero

We have been staying in the region of Alghero which is in the north west of Sardinia. A few days at Marina di S. Elmo where we are treated like mega yacht owners! When asked how long we wanted to stay in the marina which includes water and electricity, we said it depended on the price - and we were given a 20% discount for a 3-night stopover. Wi-fi internet costs €2 per hour or €10 for 24 hours. The staff are friendly, efficient and very helpful. We used the Marina Manager's computer to communicate using Google to translate!

We are right in town just under the old city walls. Supermarkets within walking distance are adequate, and a great fish and fruit and veg market nearby. Lots of tourist attractions and plenty to see in the old town. Many bays to anchor in but there is a swell which can be worse when the fishermen set off just before daybreak. Airport nearby has lots of Ryanair flights!
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Rivona, that's great to hear considering how busy the marinas in Sardinia can be this time of year. Are you heading north or south? (Or staying put in Alghero?) We've just come down the west coast of Sardinia ourselves, and although we rarely stay in marinas, we've have also had some surprising marina experiences that may be of some interest to you?

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Heading south

Hi Burls

We are planning to set off down the west coast of Sardinia on Monday or Tuesday - anchoring at Bosa and then Torre Grande and later Carloforte.

We had our volvo engines service 5 weeks ago and new anodes put on - the saildrive anode of the starboard engine is working loose so we may be lifted out at either Torre Grande or Carloforte. Hopefully the problem can be fixed keeping our catamaran in the slings so as to reduce costs.

We are en route to the Greek Islands where we hope to winter via Sicily (not sure if we'll go through the Messina Straits or round the bottom of Sicily.

We are keeping on the move trying to anchor where possible, but have just read on another website that anchoring is being limited/forbidden in places such as Cervo which does not affect us and Cagliari. We may anchor at Porto Teuleda on the south coast. If we are going to be charged/forced to use buoys then we'll just keep moving!

Any information will be greatly appreciated.

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Not sure this is indicating a current trend for the Med region, but last week we returned from Lagos Portugal (yippee boat was sold) and for the first time over say 5 visits to the marina over 6 years we found it half full - as opposed to its usual full up status.
Plus lots of skippers who did arrived were coming not from the north into the Med, but from the Med and heading north.
If it is a trend then just maybe if more space is coming free, prices may drop and service may increase...........
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I envy you so much. I adored living there.
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Bosa was my fave place. It broke my heart leaving there, and thats the place I imagain returning to one day.
You can see Nautica Pinna marina and yard in the bottom of the first pic, with the town above and the castle on the hill above the town.

Gotta dry my eyes now or im gonna look like a panda for the rest of the day.
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I was in Porto Teulada a few weeks ago - in the Marina. Problem is there are NO facilities there - no fuel, no shops, only showers. There is a campsite about half a Km away, with a good restaurant and a couple of bars - the one on the beach is silly money. We had to take a taxi into Teulada Town to get diesel and got stung for 20 euro each way for a 7km ride......

Other than that it's a nice place but the wind can come whistling in making it uncomfortable if from the South.
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Re: Sardinia - Alghero

I’m looking at sailing thru Sardinia- is there a lot of natural places to anchor out & what areas are the best?
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Re: Sardinia - Alghero

Ram,


I would highly recommend the straight between Rocca Ruja and Isola Piana, which is at the North Western tip of Sardinia. Probably some of the most beautiful water we've seen in the Med.


Tahiti Bay was very nice too, if you can avoid the day trippers. (East side of Isola Caprera)


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Re: Sardinia - Alghero

Do any of you know if there is a marina on Sardinia that can haul out a large catamaran? Thanks for any info.
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Re: Sardinia - Alghero

there is a good article in march issue of sailing today magazine on Sardinia and sailing there
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To Palarran : I am quite sure that ARBATAX can do it. They have 2 big travel lifts.
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I’m looking at sailing thru Sardinia- is there a lot of natural places to anchor out & what areas are the best?
The North Western archipelago has been a protected area for many years and whilst its been 25 years since I have been there, my recollection is that you could hide a large armada in perfect security. Take the diving kit too

Whilst temperatures were pleasantly hot during the June days, the temperatures were bloody freezing at night time.

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I’m looking at sailing thru Sardinia- is there a lot of natural places to anchor out & what areas are the best?
Loads of anchorages east of the straits between Corsica and Sardinia, among the Maddalena archipelago from Olbia, to Porto Vecchio in Corsica. Good anchorages also in the south. See the blue blobs on the map below:

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Re: Sardinia - Alghero

Bosa (Or) - there are two Bosa's in Sardinia, so the postal address includes the district after the name, in this case Oristano. Anyways, Bosa (Or) is approx 30 miles south of Alghero, on the western coast, where the river Temo hits the sea, and there you will find Nautica Pinna Marina, which is in my previous pix, and they have a 70ton travel lift but its not wide enough for a cat.

Its a friendly family run yard and nice town to be in.
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