Sail Northern Europe

Your Next Sailing Holiday: When it's Time for Something Different

If you've travelled the Mediterranean and are looking for somewhere different to sail in Europe, there are plenty of possibilities to the north.

Western and Northern France beckon, less crowded on the water and potentially more invigorating for the sailing enthusiast. While still offering warm waters in season, beautiful islands with peaceful anchorages lying just offshore, and fascinating on-shore towns and villages in which to experience another part of France from the convenience of your charter boat.

Scandinavia has to be seen to be believed. In both Norway and Sweden modern marinas and quiet havens lie within easy reach of sophisticated cities on your sailing itinerary, all the while staying within sheltered inshore waterway systems. 

While the sailing season may be shorter in Northern Europe, the drawcards are just as many and varied as they are in the Mediterranean. So if it's time to look further afield than the usual charter destinations, let us introduce you to Northern Europe. 

Northern European Charter Sailing Destinations

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    Charter catamarans for modest sailing holiday budgets

    Here we highlight some smaller catamarans finding favour with our charterers in the Mediterranean and elsewhere. Robert is our expert evaluator when it comes to helping you select the right boat for your sailing charter, and the following is his personal take on recent introductions to the charter boat market.

  • The popular Bali Catamaran in all its variations

    The popular Bali Catamaran in all its variations

    The Bali catamaran, designed and built specifically with chartering in mind, has become so popular that it’s been hard to keep up with all the new models, hard to spot which one has just the right size and amenities to perfectly fit your group's sailing holiday charter needs. We can help you there.

  • The value of after-charter destination and boat reviews

    The value of after-charter destination and boat reviews

    At Sail Connections we offer a personal service based on long experience in the business and close attention to what's happening in the destinations we offer. We have also sailed a large number of those places, and can often speak from personal experience.  But we can't be everywhere.

  • Chartering in Turkiye: feedback we just have to share

    Chartering in Turkiye: feedback we just have to share

    Turkey is one of those charter destinations that doesn't fail to pleasantly surprise. We're always delighted when we receive such good reports as we did recently from a New Zealand client.

  • Barcelona gets ready for the America’s Cup

    Barcelona gets ready for the America’s Cup

    As well as the competition for the Auld Mug itself, the 37th America’s Cup in Barcelona will incorporate the first ever Women’s and Youth America’s Cup regattas. Chartering Barcelona 2024 will be in demand!

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