4 day: 17th June – 21st June 2017
7 day: 17th June – 24th June 2017
4 or 7 days around Menorca. Loved for unspoiled charm, relaxed way of life, bays/calas, and pine fringed anchorages.
Menorca (or Minorca) is one of Spain’s Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Traditionally more low-key than its neighbors, Mallorca and Ibiza, it’s known for its endless beaches, from miles-long sandy crescents to rocky, turquoise-watered bays called “calas.” Pine trees fringe the coast. The capital, Mahon, is on a bluff overlooking a large harbor, with Georgian mansions and a church with 13th-century roots.
Port Mahon / Cala Taulerea
There are some lovely anchorages within the harbour – a favourite stop after check out is Cala Taulera near the harbour entrance behind Isla del Lazareto.
Leave Mahón harbour and, depending on departure time, stop for lunch at Cala Biniparraitx, Cala Binidali, 10nm and Cala Coves 16nm (a must visit site). If you prefer to go ashore, stop at the pretty beach of Binibeca, where there is a picturesque beach bar. Or sail further west to Es Canutells or Calan Porter, a popular holiday resort where there are numerous restaurants and bars.
Ciutadella is the enchanting former capital of Menorca and it is worth spending a morning or evening exploring the heart of the old town around the cathedral. If you are interested in architecture and history you can hire a recorded tour of Ciutadella from the tourist office or download it from the Tourist Info site. A night alongside the town harbour.
Fornells is a picturesque fishing village and renowned throughout Spain for its lobster and mediterranean seafood. King Juan Carlos I of Spain has anchored his yacht here many times to partake of the speciality Caldereta de Langosta (lobster stew). Moorings available in the bay.
Tamarells / Es Grau
Short sail to Isla Colom where you can anchor for lunch behind the island 11nm. In 2011 there were no free mooring buoys but it is free to anchor. This area is Menorca’s Biosphere reserve
If you wish to go ashore for dinner you can anchor off Es Grau 2nm. You will need to sail around the far side of Isla Colom as the water is very shallow between the island and the shoreline. Anchorage and Eat Ashore
Cala Alcaufar is built around the northern shore of a gloriously sheltered cove, with a small sandy beach and clear turquoise waters that is the stuff of dreams. Sitting on the beach it’s hard to believe that Cala Alcaufar is actually the location of Menorca’s first tourist hotel. This being the small family run Hotel Xuroy, which first opened it’s doors to visitors in 1950. A Beautiful Anchorage.
Boats & Check In/Check Out
Beneteau 393 – 6 in 8 berth 3 cabins
Extras: Bedding 15€/per person, Towels 6€/pp, Fuel, Outboard 90€ p/w. Final cleaning: 2 Heads 120 Euros
Check in/Check out:
16.00 hrs Saturday.
Return 18:00 21st / Friday.
Check-out 09.30 am.
Important Trip Information
The member price of the trip for the yacht charter is:
£330 for 4 days
£410 for 7 days
Not included in the event price are flights, transfers, personal insurance, victualling, meals ashore, diesel, water, mooring fees and any personal expenditure.
The payment schedule is as follows:
|Initial Deposit||On Booking||£100|
|1st Mar 2017||£230|
|1st Mar 2017||£310|
The Club’s standard terms and conditions apply. Full details can be found here but in summary:
- Paying your deposit commits you to the trip and to paying all payments as and when required.
- If you withdraw from an event you are still liable for the full cost unless a replacement participant is found.
- If a replacement is found there will be an admin charge made for the change of participant.
- You agree to bear the shared cost of any security deposit loss levied by the charter company for damages.
- The full cost of the deposit is 2000 Euros per boat.
Return flights to Port Mahon are available from all London airports for approx £180.
Do not book flights until advised to do so by the event organiser.
Non-members may enquire about booking, plus a £25 membership free by using the form below. For your booking to be confirmed you must be approved as a member. All attendees must be members of the club at the time of the event.