There are not many places left in the world where a yachtsman can still be at one with nature. One of these places is Cape Verde - 15 islands and only 9 of them populated. The first fully equipped marina in Cape Verde is the Marina Mindelo in function since October 2007. The Marina Mindelo on the island of St. Vicente is located 16o 53,9´N and 24o 59,8´W. You may sail from Gran Canary Islands 800 miles SSW and reach Mindelo after 7 days. From Dakar, Senegal, the distance is approx. 280 nautical miles. Prevailing winds are from NE, force 3 to 5. A heaven for yachtsmen, located in the old town of Mindelo on the island of St. Vicente, the first marina in Cape Verde offers a sheltered position with plenty of on site services. Located in Mindelo, the capital of the island of St. Vicente. The Marina will be able to host more than 120 boats, up to 35m in length and 4.5m draft. All the facilities one expects of a state-of-the-art Marina will be available including gas, diesel, water, electricity and a Restaurant. The Marina Mindelo is the prefect place to start a sailing holiday or a romantic sailing escape among the Cape Verde islands and a good alternative
to the Caribbean sailing destination for winter holidays.