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Sailing into the Sunset – Tips for Sailing at Night

Sailing at night is a magical experience. Dark and still, phosphorescence in the wake, an expanse of stars reflecting off the black sea and, if that’s not enough, a chance to watch the sun rise over the water. Night sailing is not without its difficulties, though. Approaching wind and storms cannot be seen, moving around in the dark on deck becomes challenging and navigational skills are put to the test. Here are some things to keep in mind as you venture into the dark. Ready to go ..

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What to Charter this Summer - Monohull or Catamaran?

The great debate over which is better – one or two hulls – is one that many a sailor enjoys having on deck while sipping something cold. While there are advantages and disadvantages to both, it usually just comes down to personal taste, intended use of the sailing boat and your sailing destination. If you are thinking of chartering a sailing boat this summer, then here is the lowdown in terms of space, performance, maneuverability and price. First up is aesthetics. Monohulls are more beau..

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How to be a Considerate Onboard Guest

So your friends have invited you on a boating trip and you have never been sailing before. Sharing such a small space and being in close contact with your fellow crew makes understanding and practicing good sailing etiquette essential. Here are some tips for first time sailors and guests while on board Ask permission to board Just like we would knock on the door of someone’s house and wait to be invited in, it is considered good boating etiquette to ask permission to board. A simple "..

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Easter in Greece

The Greek year is a succession of festivities and events some of which are cultural and some of which are religious. By far the most important in the Orthodox calendar is Easter and if you are in the right place at the right time you will definitely be invited to join in the revelry. Spring time is one of the most delightful times to visit. The countryside is abloom with wild flowers, a myriad of vernal colours scattered through the bright green grass; the blood-red wild poppy beautifying..

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Free T-shirts for team spirit!

For all charter in Croatia in season 2017 we give Yacht Rent T-shirts for the entire crew! All we ask is that you send at least two (the more the better!) cool photos from your vacation on the boat and a few sentences of text accompanying the photos.   Yacht Rent T-shirts set for the whole crew will wait for you at the base. Be creative and funky as befits a real sailors :). Photos don't have to (but can) include t-shirts, and you can send them during a break or after returning h..

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Spellbinding Samothraki

“Hey guys, Look at me!”  We barely heard him above the thundering waterfall, hardly saw him through the spray, but there he was perched on a giant rock at least 10m tall above the rock pool, his frame a looming shadow in the bright sunlight. Tired from the hike, we sat at the base of a large oak tree, listening to the distant bleats of goats, and watched. Sailing around the North-Aegean We had sailed in a few days ago from Limnos on our sailing holiday. Having rented a boat in Ka..

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Yacht Charter Management

Have you ever dreamed of owning a sailing boat, setting off to the sundrenched sailing grounds of the Mediterranean or further afield?  Has the expense of such a venture stopped you in your tracks? Yacht charter management may offer an elegant solution to offset the cost of your boat while still being able to enjoy it. What is Yacht Charter Management? Charter management is a business relationship between the charter company and the boat owner, whereby the charter company off..

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Yacht Rent is a member of Yacht Pool - what does that mean for you?

Our yacht charter agency is a holder of Yacht Pool certificate for insolvency insurance for 2017, which represents additional security for all our clients. Specifically, if a charter agency or charter company is a member of Yacht Pool and go bankrupt, Yacht Pool provides customer refund of the complete amount paid.   Protecting your prepayments is important and necessary as it was already shown to be the case several times in the past. For this reason, it is wise to choose a char..

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New Year, New Hobby?

Forget giving up something for the New Year, why not start up something instead? How about a hobby that gets you outside more, keeps your body and mind active and is plenty of fun? Sailing is a hobby that can quickly become a way of life and is easier than you think. Here we will set out some tips to get started. Starting from Scratch Never been on a boat? Overwhelmed by the jargon and skill set required? Sailing is more accessible than ever and there are a number of ways to get start..

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Great gifts for sailors

With the festive season or birthday around the corner, here are some gift ideas for the sailor in your life, which will be sure to have him or her excited for the next sailing holiday. A Good Knife A good quality sailing knife makes a great gift for a budding sailor. Make sure that it can cut through sails and ropes. Brands like Buck Solo knife and Wichard are known for their sailing knives. Foul Weather Gear A good set of foul weather gear is a great gift for any both novice ..

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ICE'Twice 2016 - International charter expo

International charter expo was held twice in 2016 which says a lot about the development of yacht industry in Croatia and the region. First ICE'2016 took place in March, and the other called ICE'Twice 2016 was in November.   Also, one of the reasons for the second ICE was the idea of holding the fair at the end of the charter season in order to brought together as many participants from the world of yacht charter as posible. This allows to organize timely cooperation and arrangem..

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How to pack for a sailing holiday

Destination decided. Check. Friends and Family confirmed. Check. Sailing charter researched and booked. Check. Now, what to pack? Packing for a sailing holiday is easy. Fortunately, boat life lends itself to simple living and there are just a few extra things needed that you might not take on a regular holiday. A Duffel Bag is the best bag to pack as it is soft and can be easily stowed onboard. What NOT to bring Although these days with volt inverters available on some boats (chec..

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Sailing and cooking

An expanse of blue, flecked with white as far as the eye can see; sails full of wind, picking up speed. The skipper is smiling and the crew, sun kissed and windblown, are basking in the joy of the moment……. Now - what’s for lunch? Being inspired by the culture of the place that you are sailing, plus all the fresh and seasonal produce available and a few tips is all you need to make the most of a sailing holiday in Greece. Without a doubt, two of the top reasons to visit Greece are sub..

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Sailing with kids

There are few things as adventurous and fun for kids as a sailing holiday. Getting out onto the sea, helping with the ropes, making new friends in the port, exploring quiet bays with a mask, swimming and rope-swinging  - a myriad of possibilities await them. As parents we look forward to sharing the exhilaration of moving across the water with the sails full of wind! Learning the ropes Besides the sheer joy of it, sailing trips can educate and teach kids many life skills, includi..

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Ten Reasons to Charter a Boat in Greece - In September and October

Need a holiday to recover from your holiday? Chartering a yacht in Greece in the autumn season is a good idea for several reasons and will give you opportunities try something different and see Greece from another side. Here are some of them: 1. No crowds – by the second week of September, it’s back to school and all the holidaymakers and locals alike have headed home. Finding a spot in the harbour, a secluded beach or anchorage, a quiet fish tavern and enjoying the peace is all possible ..

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Poll: Affordable and crowded or pricy and exclusive, you decide

There is nothing quite like the moment when the engine is switched off, the sails are raised and the only sound is the wind in the sails and the slapping of the ropes on the mast.  All eyes are on the horizon, the sails of fellow sea travelers dotting the vast expanse of blue. For some, the sight of fellow seaman is reassuring, pleasing even; others prefer to be the only boat around, purposely avoiding the crowds and seeking out remote islands and anchorages. Simplicity, safety and c..

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A new service for the users of ACI marinas on the Adriatic

From today on, several ACI marinas offer a new service for sailors. The cooperation of the supermarket chain Lidl and Adriatic Croatia International Club provides users of ACI marinas in Pula, Opatija and Vodice a free transport to Lidl stores and back, in order to make their everyday shopping simpler and easier. The free transport of marina users is done by busses, five times a day, two times in the morning and three times in the afternoon. The bus schedule leaves enough time for shoppi..

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Boat Review: The Elan 45 Impression

For those of you familiar with the Elan brand in sailing boats, it will come as no surprise that the latest entry in the Elan Impression cruising line, the Elan 45 Sailing boat, combines modern technogical expertise with respect for tradition and elegance. Designed by world renowned boat designer, Ralph Humphrey, and built by Elan, a global name in boat building, it lives up to its name. Founded in 1945, Elan started out by building kayaks, canoes and small boats with waterproof wood. The..

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The Queen of Comfort - Bavaria 46 Cruiser

Robust, spacious and luxurious, Bavaria 46 Cruiser was crowned 'European Yacht of the Year' (2015) for a reason. This Bavaria/Farr collaboration upgraded the existing charms of Bavaria 45 Cruiser into the spacious, modern and convenient 46 Cruiser. It's a new addition to our offer and we've thoroughly enjoyed taking this classy beauty for a sail along the coast of Pula and would definitely say we understand why this boat is not only a favored choice for owners but a desired charter yacht as w..

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Mljet - Forested Haven of the Adriatic

Located in the Southern Adriatic, Mljet is one of the islands that might have even been a location from Homer's ancient works. A forested haven sprouting in the middle of the salty Adriatic Sea, this island is an excellent nautical location thanks to its well-indented coast and fascinating anchorages and coves. Rich with historic, cultural and natural wonders, it’s not hard to imagine Mljet being a dwelling place for Calypso, the famous sea nymph from Homer’s epic poem Odyssey. Natur..

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