General Charter


Italy is the perfect choice for a great sailing holiday with all the best ingredients – great weather, unspoilt scenery, famous art, good winds and fantastic food.

MEC Sail offer a choice of four bases from which to start your holiday, all with different charactistics.

We offer a wide range of sailing yachts from 31 feet to 52 feet, which are available both bareboat and skippered.

Depending on where you start your holiday, our cruise can take in the South of France, the coasts of Liguria and Tuscany, Corsica, Sardinia, Elba and her surrounding islands and for the more adventurous Sicily, Tunisia and Malta.

Flights are not included in our prices, but we are happy to advise on these and can book a transfer service from the airport or train station to each of our bases.

Bareboat option:

All yachts are available on bareboat charter, we will require a minimum of Day Skipper and a resume of your sailing experience. Before you sail, you will receive a full briefing on your yacht, its equipment and the areas in which you wish to cruise. If you prefer, we can supply you with a skipper for a day or two to familiarise you with the yacht.

Skippered option:

Select a yacht and a cruising area and let your skipper handle the yacht and share his wealth of sailing experience with you. He will teach you the ropes and guide you to the best anchorages and restaurants. All our skippers speak English.


We provide both information on sailing areas and can organise and provide navigation aids, charts and instruments. Our staff are always reachable for technical information and assistance.


The predominant winds are from the NW, although local winds in northern Italy can blow from either N – NW or SW –W. In Southern Italy, a hot humid South wind blowing off the Sahara is most common. Average daily temperatures are from 22-32deg C, with sea temperatures from 23-26 deg C


Booking our yachts is easy, just call Maria on 07771 632574 or email with your requirements.