Sailing Guide

Ouest Corse - West Corsica

Ouest Corse - West Corsica

Characteristics

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The nicest part of Corsica with a lot of coves, bays where to anchor.
3/08/2011
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atb06
La côte ouest avec la Balagne au nord puis les 4 golfes Porto, Sagone, Ajaccio et Valinco disposent de nombreuses criques pour y mouiller dans un environement de toute beauté.

La Corse est balayée par de nombreux vents qui déterminent grandement le climat général et local.

  • La Tramontane (15% du temps) est un vent froid et sec du Nord, surtout d'hiver. Il peut être engendré par un très gros anticyclone de Sibérie ou par une dépression sur le centre de l'Italie.
  • Le Maestrale (5%) est issu du Mistral provençal. Il est sec et violent en été (rafales — il lève la mer très fort sur la Balagne), et apporte la pluie l'hiver.
  • Le Libecciu (60%), de l'ouest ou sud ouest, apporte chaleur et pluie aux versants exposés à l'ouest, pour être ensuite ressenti comme plus froid et sec à l'intérieur de l'île. Il apparait après la tramontane et le mistral dont il dérive souvent. Le Ponente (2%) vient aussi de l'ouest.
  • Le Sirocco (15%), venant d'Afrique du Nord, sec et chaud, chargé de poussières du désert saharien.
  • Le Levante (2%) vient de l'Est, et le Grecale (2%) plutôt du Nord Est.
6/05/2012
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Jojo
Ouest Corse - West Corsica
Ouest Corse - West Corsica
the corsican winds.
6/05/2012
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Golfe de Sagone

Au Nord Ouest du golfe se trouve le village de Cargèse et son port. En fond de Golfe Sagone, la baie de Liscia et ses hotels avec de  longues plages de sable, au Sud Est le golfe de Lava.Attention au rocher Marifaja au SE de Cargèse et aux récifs de St Joseph et de  Paliagi.
La ...
22 Jan 12

Ile Rousse - Cap Cavallo

Coast of Corsica part of the region Balagne well known to boaters who landed here from the mainland.
Balagne is famous for its beautiful beaches and the clarity of its water.
8 May 12

Golfe de Valinco

Ce golfe le plus au Sud de la côte Ouest, offre trois zones d'intérêt pour le plaisancier. Au Nord Ouest, Porto Pollo permet de mouiller à l'abis du NW. Au fond du golfe le port de Propriano, petite ville agréable ou l'on trouve du carburant et des commerces.Au Sud Ouest, la ...
4 May 11

Golfe d'Ajaccio

Ajaccio bay offers numerous coves and ports. The city of Ajaccio is the biggest of the west coast. You will find there all services required by sailors. An airport and ferries allow to join France mainland everyday.
22 Aug 12

St. Florent - Ile Rousse

Called the desert of Agriates this wild coast, stretching from St Florent to Ile Rousse, has no roads, no village, only the bush covered with thick groves.
Many beaches, coves along the shore, but none is feasible when the wind blows.
6 May 12

Mortoli - Cap Feno

Here you have probably the nicest part of Corsica for sailing. It's the area where to go but be carrefull on the navigation around "The Moines" and to the weather forecast in particular in the south close to Bonifacio straight.
9 Aug 15

Golfe de Porto

The coasts of the gulf of Porto are steep and surmounted by high mountains. The S shore is bordered by some rocky islets which lie close inshore. The village of Porto is situated at the head of the gulf and is separated from the sea by a rocky promontory on which stands a prominent ...
5 Sep 13

Senetose - Tizzano

SW of Corsica offers some of the most beautiful anchorages. As you get closer to Bonifacio be carreful with the weather forecast as the NW  wind can be very strong.

The range of the tide in this area is negligible. There are no regular currents along the coasts of Corse, ...
15 May 12

Reserve naturelle de Scandola - Natural Park of Scandola

The nature reserve, which is part of the Regional Natural Park of Corsica, occupies the Scandola peninsula, an impressive, porphyritic rock mass. The vegetation is an outstanding example of scrubland. Seagulls, cormorants and sea eagles can be found there. The clear waters, with their ...
15 May 12

Iles Sanguinaires

“Les îles sanguinaires” meaning the bloody Island as in the old days, a lot of ships sank and their crews where crushed on the rocky landscape of those sharp islands. There is a beautiful 1608 Geonese tower on one of the main island from this small archipelago.
29 Jul 15

Tiuccia

Mouillage de beau temps ouvert sur le large avec quelques bouées pour les locaux.
22 Jun 19
Local Area

Corse - Corsica

Corsica
Corsica is a French owned island with a strong sense of identity and pride. Corsica is beautiful, unspoilt and old-fashioned, and with its white sands, mountainous cliffs and transparent water, it is the perfect getaway destination. Although it is strongly influenced by ...
24 Mar 16

Méditerranée - Mediterranean

La Méditerranée est reliée à l'océan Atlantique par le détroit de Gibraltar à l'ouest, à la mer de Marmara et à la mer Noire par les Dardanelles et le Bosphore à l'est. Le canal de Suez au sud-est relie la Méditerranée à la mer Rouge.
Îles méditerranéennesLes principales ...
13 Mar 15

Est Corse - East Corsica

Area composed mainly of long sandy beaches where there is little anchorage. It will be necessary to shelter mainly in the ports.
20 Dec 17

Sud Corse - South Corsica

The strait between Corsica and Sardinia is 6 NM wide and creates a massive venturi effect that results in a stronger wind. It’s strongly recommended to engage the strait of Bonifacio only under calm weather, 
29 Jul 15

Cap Corse

Cap Corse (Corsica Capicorsu) is a peninsula located north-east of Corsica. Its inhabitants, the Capcorsins, call it "the island within an island" ("l'Isula inde l'Isula").

Cap Corse is a mountain in the sea which was called by the Romans "the sacral promontory." Its strategic ...
9 May 12
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