Formentera sailing has some favourable conditions for beginners, and enough challenging areas to satisfy Olympians such as Teresa Zabell who uses the island as a training base. Summer winds average between 5 and 15 knots. The winter can see storms of up to 30 knots. The prevailing winds come from the east in the summer, [...]
An interesting way to study Formentera history is to visit its four defence towers, built on strategic points of the island’s coastline during the eighteenth century. There is also a fifth tower on Espalmador.
Formentera has been an important location since the oriental shipping route, the Strait of Ses Portes, was used by ships that came [...]