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The Ultimate Month by Month Sailing Guide

Find out the best sailing locations for each month

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The Ultimate Month by Month Sailing Guide

Throughout the year, different areas enjoy different weather, winds and seasons. Prime sailing seasons happen at different times of the year, depending on the destination.

November to March are prime Caribbean sailing and April to December is the prime Mediterranean sailing season – with other smaller sailing locations having stabilised winds and weather at different times throughout the year.

In this article, we run down the best sailing destinations in a month-by-month format to give you the best idea of the top destinations no matter what time of the year you want to sail.

The Ultimate Month by Month Sailing Guide

Find out the best sailing locations for each month

Month by Month Sailing in January - March

January is a great month to sail in Caribbean destinations as the weather is still warm and the sailing season is in full swing. January and February offer quieter months for Caribbean sailing.

By February, the Indian Ocean becomes a great place to sail with stabilised winds, which carries on through to March. March is also a great time to sail in Australia, Tahiti and the Caribbean (watch out for Spring Break crowds).

Here is our list of the best monthly sailing options for January to March:

Month by Month Sailing in April - June

Once we reach the month of April, the Caribbean has become quieter once again and the winds have stabilised. April also signals the start of the Mediterranean season with the weather getting warmer and the season starting – this is a great time to find a bargain.

May is also considered a great month to sail in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, with the season officially starting and getting busier.

By June, the Caribbean has finished its peak season, but it’s still warm, like the European season, which is now in full swing.

Here is our list of the best monthly sailing options for April to June:

Month by Month Sailing in July - August

July and August are considered the peak season for European and Mediterranean sailing, with larger crowds than any other time of year. But the weather is warm, and the winds are settled, so find a quiet spot and enjoy the journey.

The summer months are peak Hurricane season for the Caribbean, and sailing season has stopped or quietened down for the season.

Here is our list of the best monthly sailing options for July and August:

Month by Month Sailing in September - December

September is a great month to sail in European destinations as the weather is still warm and the summer crowds have departed with areas quieting down. The Indian Ocean is also a great place to sail as the winds have stabilised and monsoon season hasn’t arrived.

By October, the European sailing season is coming to a close, but the Indian Ocean and Australia are just starting for the season.

November signals the end of the European sailing season and the start of the Caribbean one now Hurricane season is over.

December is a great month to sail in Caribbean destinations as the weather is warm and the sailing season is in full swing. The Indian Ocean and Australia are great places to sail in December as the winds have stabilised.

Here is our list of the best monthly sailing options for September to December:

What month have you taken a sailing trip? Let us know how your trip was in the comments below.

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