7 Places to Sail Before You Die

Oceans, seas and lakes cover more than 70% of the Earth’s surface providing enough sailing to last many lifetimes. We’ve selected 7 places where you can experience an incredible sailing experience whether you’re a seasoned sailor or just learning the ropes. If we’ve missed your favourite sailing destination let us know with a comment below.

Croatia – 1001 Dalmatians



Photo: Flickr:Reuben Thompson

Croatia's Dalmatian Coast

A great guide to sailing amongst the 1000 plus Islands along the Dalmatian Coast. Top tip – avoid sailing here in August when the school holidays mean this popular boating spot gets over crowded.

Sweden – Stockholm Archipelago



Photo: Flickr: Bananenfalter

Sailing Stockholm's Archipelago

24,000 islands and islets make up the Stockholm Archipelago, with almost 20 hour of daylight in summer you have plenty of sailing time. 

Scotland – The Firth of Clyde



Photo: Flickr: Steven Jones

Boating on The Firth of Clyde

One of the largest areas of sheltered deep water in the British Isles has made the Firth of Clyde a major centre for recreational boating for over a century.

Turkey – The Blue Coast



Photo: Flickr: Natalie Sayin

The Turquoise Coast of Turkey

Try sailing on a traditional wooden gulet to experience the best of the Turquoise Coast. 

California – Channel Islands



Photo: Flickr:Christina Olson

The 8 islands off the Southern California Coast

Sail along the Southern California coast to visit this chain of 8 islands. Five of the islands are part of the Channel Islands National Park.

Massachusetts – Buzzards Bay



Photo: Flickr:Dana Morris

Navigate Buzzards Bay

Buzzards Bay is one of the most challenging bodies of water to navigate on the East coast of the United States. Sail to the towns of New Bedford, Quissett and Cuttyhunk.

South Africa – Cape Town

 South Africa


Photo: Flickr:Carolina Odman

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is one of the highlights of The Cape of Good Hope Cruising Route and a starting point to sail in two different oceans.


Author - Rob Paterson

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