When is the sailing season?
What you need to know that in every part of the
world the weather and winds in that area will
determine when is the best time to sail.
In the Caribbean you would consider mid December
to April, but if you are coming to sail in the
Mediterranean your sailing season begins in late
May and continues through September, possibly
October. Live aboard sailors might be sailing all
year, or start their season as early as April and end as
late as December, but their way of sailing is not the
same as a charter.
A charter has the restriction of time and therefore
you want to come sailing when you are guaranteed
(as much as the wind gods permit) the most good
days. You cannot sail on days where the conditions
due to the wind direction or strength will not permit
comfortable sailing or even safe sailing. Every
captain will look at this differently and also judge
what the guests will find enjoyable, but there are
definite limits for any captain, any crew.
If you want to have the best chance of having the
choice to sail every day you would do well to
schedule your sailing trip between June and the end
of September. Storms begin to come up starting in
late September but this varies greatly every year,
sometime storms do not show up until November.
Having said this, you cannot expect everyday of your
trip to be perfect for sailing. No one is in control of
the winds! Choose your trip wisely, ask a lot of
questions, make sure your investment in your trip is
spent wisely by choosing the right time, the right
area, a reliable company/captain, and it merits
saying, owner operated charters are your best bet.