is second only to Sicily in size among the Mediterranean Islands. Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea about 120 miles from the Italian peninsula, this ancient island is one of the most popular destinations for those who love sailing, yachting, water sports and seaside holidays. Its’ coastline is possibly Europe’s most spectacular, its waters teeming with fish and shellfish. Surrounded by shallow seas and an abundance of natural harbors make Sardinia an excellent yachting destination. In fact, one of the best ways to appreciate this unique island is by sailing around it. From the sea, one can fully admire the beauty of Sardinia’s long sandy beaches; cliffs and granite rock faces that look out upon the dazzling blue Mediterranean. Some regions of the twin islands of Sardinia and Corsica remain virtually the same as when the Roman galleys found them over two thousand years ago. Some of Europe’s oldest archeological remains are found here, dating back to 1700 BC. The weather on Sardinia is good with an average of 300 days of sunshine – May to October offers the best sailing conditions. With wonderful restaurants that offer everything from ancient cooking traditions to the sea food specialties of the coast, Sardinia is also rich in handicrafts and arts, known for its carpets, baskets, pottery and gold filigree jewelry.