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The Winds in Croatia

With your charter boat in Croatia booked, it’s time to think about the wind. The wind in Croatia changes with the seasons and it’s a good idea to have an idea of what to expect in each season. Here is our brief guide, to help you make the best decisions about where and when to sail in Croatia The Main Winds The most frequent winds on the Adriatic Sea are the Bura, Jugo and Maestral winds. Less common are the Ostro, Lebic, Pulenat, Tramontana, and Levant, as well as the coastal winds l..

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Early Summer Sailing in Croatia

Sailing season in Croatia is officially from April to October, but it get notoriously crowded in the peak summer months.  Booking a charter in the shoulder season of May and June is an excellent time to sail if you want to avoid the heat, crowds, catch good winds in your sails and get the best deals on charter boats. Here is our guide to why Sailing in May and June is so nice. Avoiding the Teeming Crowds One of the best times to go sailing in Croatia is May or June. Although, the..

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Ultimate Sailing Destinations in Europe 2019

With the sheer variety of boating holidays available in Europe these days, you are spoilt for choice. Charter a bareboat yacht, rent a fully-crewed motorboat, escape on a Turkish gullet, elope on a skippered sailboat or sail alongside an experienced crew. Here are 2019’s ultimate sailing destinations in Europe. Island-hopping in Croatia Found at the top of most best-sailing-destination lists, sailing holidays in Croatia are ideal. The mild climate, fresh air, clear sapphire water..

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Heroes Nearby - an ideal safety net for the Yachting Community

Can you imagine a situation at sea where you could urgently need the assistance of another boater nearby? The first that come to mind are engine failure, sail damage, lost anchor, sting injuries, man overboard, shipwrecked, a search for a protected anchorage, lack of food or water. There are countless situations, ranging from everyday problems to life-threatening incidents. Sailing in to save the day is an innovative project, Heroes Nearby. Just launched, it's a one-stop solution for all ..

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The Winds in Greece

Ιn ancient times the ‘keeper of the winds’ was Aeolus, made famous in Homer’s Odyssey. He was often associated with the four wind gods - the children of Astraeus, the Titan astrological deity of the dusk, and the Titan goddess of the dawn, Eos - also known as Aurora.  These four wind gods were called the Anemi and were named after the 4 cardinal points of the compass. Their legacy echoes through to modern times in language and mythology. Millennia later Anemi is the word for winds in Gre..

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Good Reads for a Sailing Holiday

Whether it’s been plain sailing or a little rough out there, once the hard work of reefing, tacking, navigating and anchoring is over, and you are safely in port or anchored in a quiet bay; do you like to lounge around on deck with a good book? Here’s our list of just a few of the many good sailing reads, for a variety of tastes. Cruising at Sea If you are looking to improve your sailing game, or get technical, these books will help you on your way to bareboat chartering. 1. N..

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A Brief History of Sailing in Greece - Part 1

Mythology and Ancient Mariners Maritime history in Greece, like most things, dates back thousands of years. All the ancient civilizations have their own story of seafaring, exploration and trade routes. Part of the charm of sailing in Greece is that the ancient history is evident everywhere and the knowledge that your Greek sailing charter may be plowing the same routes as her ancient mariners adds a certain something to the experience. The First European Sailors The first evidenc..

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Cracking Croatian Cruising Destinations

Croatia’s coastline is speckled with a thousand or so islands, ranging from small, green mini-paradises to large and arid ones. Its magical blend of ancient and modern makes Croatia a unique destination for all tastes. Even though its fame and popularity as a sailing destination are well established, there are still enough off-the-beaten-track islands, quiet coves, and stone-built fishing villages to make you feel as if you’re visiting Europe at its most unspoiled. The only questions are..

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Best Sailing Movies

Balmy Summer sailing days have morphed into crisp Autumn and the European Winter is upon us. With memories of sailing charter holidays in the Mediterranean fading and the weather getting cooler, here is a list of the some great sailing movies to watch on nights in. Dead Calm (1989) Thriller An Australian couple is taking a sailing holiday on a beautiful 60ft ketch to help them heal after a terrible accident.  They come across a man who appears to be the sole survivor of a shipwre..

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Rainy day sailing

Although we all hope to leave drizzly weather behind us while on a sailing holiday, when the view is not quite what was in the brochure and the rain is pelting down, all is not lost. Here are a few ideas for how to entertain yourself and your crew on those damp days. Sailing in the Rain One option is to go sailing.  Being at sea in the rain can be a unique experience, but   remember that there will be low visibility, possibly choppy water and the chance that the weather..

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