I doubt there is one, but if you’re the sort of yachtie who likes to use his engine to get out of the marina, immediately set his sails, and only use the engine to get into a harbour, then you’ll be disappointed. There’s a lot of motoring in the Med.
The wind tends to blow along the Spanish coast, either east or west along the Costa del Sol, and then just when you think you’ll get the wind on the beam as you turn the corner, you get it on the nose again. Actually, that’s not quite correct, because for 10-20 miles north of the south-east corner, the wind continues to blow east-west. Even when the wind blows, it doesn’t usually start before 12 noon, and sometimes not till later.
So the thing to do is hurry up across to the Balearics, because we found that the winds around the islands are good sailing winds. You often get good winds round Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza, and there are plenty of good anchorages and marinas to stay in. It is a great cruising ground, particularly the north-east of Majorca, and most of Menorca.
Most people think of the Med as being either calm, or with just a breeze, but it can blow as strongly down...