Cap de Creus

The purpose of our weekend trips with Sterna is combined a sailing course with hiking activities in unique pristine corners of the Mediterranean, offering advanced training to both experienced and novice sailors in order to improve their knowledge and revise the safety skills necessary to navigate safely in any situation. The subjects studied during the weekend are: Maneuvers and sail trimming. Rigging adjustment. Peeling. Advanced meteorology.  Radio communications. Radar. Theory and Practice of navigation in bad weather.  On board safety procedures.

Once ashore we will go hiking and explore some of the Mediterranean’s the most beautiful coastlines, as at Sterna we believe the journey is as important as the destination

Due to the characteristically variable weather conditions on the “costa brava” we have proposed 2 alternative routes to best suite the sea and wind conditions at the moment of departure. The evening prior to our voyage, the crew will decide on the most appropriate route option for the weather conditions in the region.

Option 1 (the most frequent): Moderate northerly wind

Friday afternoon:
Sailing towards Cap de Creus, over the afternoon and into the evening, we will take the opportunity to acquaint ourselves with our traveling companions and begin our training course

Saturday:
We will arrive early Saturday morning to “Cap de Creus” Nationl Park and marine reserve making anchor in Cala Pelosa. Ashore we will explore the breathtaking surroundings of the Norfeu cliffs and discover the history of the uniquely beautiful area that makes up the northernmost Cape on the Iberian Peninsula.
Back at Cala Pelosa will organize lunch in a typical a fishing hut on the secluded shore, just the beach, the sea and us.After lunch we will haul anchor, hoist sails and set a southerly course across the Gulf of Roses, passing the Medes Islands and Cap de Begur. At sunset we will make anchor in front of Calella de Palafrugell for an onboard dinner before heading to shore to for a glass of the local “el cremat”.

Sunday:
We will make an early sailing while commencing the second unit of our training course before a general revision of all the areas covered prior to our arrival back to Barcelona in the late afternoon.

Option 2: Light Northerly wind

Friday afternoon:
Sailing towards Cap de Creus, over the afternoon and into the evening, we will take the opportunity to acquaint ourselves with our traveling companions and begin our training course

Saturday:
We will arrive early in the morning in Cadaqués and anchor in Culip bay. After breakfast, we will venture ashore to discover the unique landscape of the wind-sculpted rocks, which were the inspiration for a number of Salvador Dalí’s works. After lunch we will head south along the coast passing below the towering cliffs of Cape Norfeu. In the evening we will anchor at Almadrava and go ashore for dinner typical local seafood meal

Sunday:
We will make an early sailing while commencing the second unit of our training course before a general revision of all the areas covered prior to our arrival back to Barcelona in the late afternoon.