No individual sets out to sail in weather that is beyond a yacht or crew ability. Destinations on offer in the Atlantic Ocean require some planning, but the rewards of additional precautions will be well rewarded.
Visit the Azores is from June to September though temperatures are pleasant all year round. As a general rule, it is wet from October to April.
Generally, the Azores are expensive to visit. Without any direct access to the mainland, even the most basic supplies need to be imported. Despite their remote location and challenging supply factors, Yacht Charter in the Azores are affordable for most visitors.
Over 700 nautical miles west of Europe, and more than 2,100 miles east of North America, lies the archipelago of the Azores – an autonomous region of Portugal, the Azores is the most western outpost of the European Union.
Years ago, sailors called them the “hawk islands” (Ilhas dos Acores) mainly from the weather forecast when a stable Azores high provides good weather in Central Europe. Many sailors stopover in the Azores on an Atlantic crossing, preferably in Horta on Faial Island where a small fleet of charter yachts can be found.
Yacht Charter crews reach the Azores via the international airport of Ponte Delgada Joao Paulo II (PDL). Regional airports on the other 8 islands are also connected by with ferries.
Madeira, not known for Yacht Charter. The region is well known for its Madeira wine, and landscapes that are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.