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Old 25-08-2021, 12:37   #1
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Elba Sailing/Charter

Ahoy Sailors,

I am curious to learn about Chartering/ Sailing in general around the Island of Elba. Does anyone have any first hand experience sailing here, or better yet a local charter outfit they may have used? Any experience in a land visit would be helpful as well. From my computer, the island seems well sized for a week or something less of a circumnavigation charter. Any experience or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Considering May 2022 as I have a family wedding scheduled there.

Thank you kindly!

Richard
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Old 30-08-2021, 06:58   #2
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Ahoy Sailors,

I am curious to learn about Chartering/ Sailing in general around the Island of Elba. Does anyone have any first hand experience sailing here, or better yet a local charter outfit they may have used? Any experience in a land visit would be helpful as well. From my computer, the island seems well sized for a week or something less of a circumnavigation charter. Any experience or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Considering May 2022 as I have a family wedding scheduled there.

Thank you kindly!

Richard

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Is there a better place I should post an inquiry like this? Anyone know about Western Med in May? Corsica, Sardinia, etc. Thank you in advance for any advice or first hand info.

Richard
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Old 30-08-2021, 07:12   #3
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Re: Elba Sailing/Charter

Just back from that general area of the Med, including spending a week in and around Elba.

This was in August when there is little chance of getting a space in a marina (there are not that many anyway) so it was mainly anchoring. The island is very nice, some very nice placed to visit and hikes to do. Main issue is there is often a swell which comes in from the north due to the Mistral blowing around the top of Corsica or the south if the Bouche (I think that's what it's called, the gap between Corsica and Sardinia) is playing up producing some particularly strong winds. So rolling at anchor can be quite testing at times, need to plan the circumnavigation with the weather in mind.

But... in May it will all be less crowded so greater chance of getting a place in a marina now and then.
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Old 31-08-2021, 07:36   #4
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Just back from that general area of the Med, including spending a week in and around Elba.

This was in August when there is little chance of getting a space in a marina (there are not that many anyway) so it was mainly anchoring. The island is very nice, some very nice placed to visit and hikes to do. Main issue is there is often a swell which comes in from the north due to the Mistral blowing around the top of Corsica or the south if the Bouche (I think that's what it's called, the gap between Corsica and Sardinia) is playing up producing some particularly strong winds. So rolling at anchor can be quite testing at times, need to plan the circumnavigation with the weather in mind.

But... in May it will all be less crowded so greater chance of getting a place in a marina now and then.

Many Thanks HeinSdL!
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Re: Elba Sailing/Charter

Hi Richard,

I went to this coast last August, stayed over at Marina di Scarlino (beautiful harbour/restaurants/everything) and Grossetto (same). Rented a boat next year end of May from Scarlino to sail around Elba and maybe jump to Corsica or the archipelago there. it is stunning overthere...distances short...pls check the site www.worldcruisingstories.com. It is from a couple I know that primarily travels around this area from Scarlino (in a Swan). beautiful pictures and great tips for harbours, anchorplaces etc.
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Hi Richard,

I went to this coast last August, stayed over at Marina di Scarlino (beautiful harbour/restaurants/everything) and Grossetto (same). Rented a boat next year end of May from Scarlino to sail around Elba and maybe jump to Corsica or the archipelago there. it is stunning overthere...distances short...pls check the site www.worldcruisingstories.com. It is from a couple I know that primarily travels around this area from Scarlino (in a Swan). beautiful pictures and great tips for harbours, anchorplaces etc.
Thank you No44! Great resource to look at. Can I inquire which company you have booked with? I have been mostly in contact with these folks, http://www.italycharter.it/. Trying to decide where to jump off from; San Vicenzo, Scarlino, or even ferry over to Elba and embark from Portoferraio.

Thanks for the help. Looking at the week of 22/5/22.

Richard
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Old 14-09-2021, 11:29   #7
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Hi Richard, I booked at:

Sailboat rental for holidays in Tuscany and Elba Island. Charter Tuscany | 43° Parallelo

www.43paralello.com

I was there, saw all the boats (up to 3 years old) and looked in perfect condition (of course).
booked end may:/first week of june 2022
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