The sensation of feeling the water hitting the bow of the boat, the wind on the face and the warmth of the sun on the skin are common for the lovers of sailing. And in Brazil, sailing is synonymous with freedom. The country has places where the weather is favorable and being in the company of the wind gives the idea that almost nothing is needed to be happy.
Sailing to find small sandbanks, enjoy the silence, or even be in a romantic dinner in the light of the moon are sensations that only those who navigate know...
Sounds good? So schedule your next vacation at sea, because we've separated five incredible locations for you to sail in Brazil.
Ilhabela, in the Coastline of São Paulo
She is the sweetheart of those who live in São Paulo and appears as a good suggestion of a weekend getaway, with a road map of beautiful beaches and sailing practice. The destination also carries the title of Capital of the Sailing and is the stronghold of lovers of sports and weekend sailors.
Due to the excellent wind and sea conditions, Ilhabela has an official calendar of national competitions and also organizes every year the Sailing Week, considered the most important in Latin America. But if you are not very initiated in this sport, it is necessary to take an ocean sailing course to enjoy the ride in its fullness and safety.
Florianópolis, the capital of the state of Santa Catarina
Anyone who loves sailing knows, on the face, that “Floripa” is one of the sailing spots in Brazil. The capital of Santa Catarina has excellent infrastructure of hotels and many fans of this sport. In the Conceição Lagoon, you find the main local stronghold of sailors of various modalities (wind, kite, laser), with good wind conditions and beautiful sight.
On the other side, the Mole, Campeche and Mozambique beaches, the sea is agitated and good waves attract the fans of wave (kitesurf and windsurf). The entire coastline of Florianópolis is navigable and it is possible to rent boats of different classes and sizes in the clubs and nautical garages of the city.
This city of Rio de Janeiro is considered one of the best destinations for practicing sailing sports, and its beaches host national and international championships. The beaches of Ferradura and Tartaruga are suitable for beginners. Already the experienced ones find good winds in the beaches Rasa and Manguinhos. Fans of radical maneuvers usually head for Geribá Beach, where strong winds have the perfect wave company. Bring your equipment and enjoy the good winds.
The beaches from the state of Ceará
In the state of Ceará, between August and December, the winds in the region are stronger and more constant, with an average speed of 16 km/h, making the climate more pleasant and ideal for sailing, mainly kitesurfing and windsurfing.
The capital Fortaleza is an ideal point for kitesurfing. In the region of the Poente Coast, on the other side, the options are Cumbuco, Pecém, Taíba, Paracuru, Icaraí of Amontada and Jericoacoara, the paradise of the practitioners of the modality. The region also has excellent options of hotels and inns.
In the capital of the state of Bahia, the practice of sailing sports has been favored by visitors to Sesc Beach, 18 km from the downtown. Further north, practitioners can enjoy less urban beaches, such as Guarajuba, which is also favorable for practicing sports such as windsurfing and surfing. The low season prices are inviting and the weather is almost always ideal.