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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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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 2019, 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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International Charter Expo 2018

Yacht Rent was a proud participant in the B2B Fair, International Charter Expo 2018, held in Zagreb this year.  In today's world of digital communication and the resulting rapid pace of business, there are few opportunities to meet the people we work closely with or form new business relationships.   It is really important to us to meet up with our valued long-term partners, connect with new faces and new charter companies; and take advantage of every opportunity for bet..

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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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Silver Sailing – Think you’re too Old to Sail?

Think again. Many in their golden years carry on sailing or even take it up as a new hobby and the oldest mariners sail well into their 60’s, 70’s and some even into their 80’s and 90’s. Sometimes, we have to wait until later in life to realise some dreams, when the chaos of family and career have subsided a little and time is, once more, on our side. Sailing keeps you fit - mentally and physically. If you are able and in decent shape, then age isn't as major a factor as health is. It’s u..

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8 Reasons to Go Sailing around the Peljesac Peninsula, Croatia

The second largest peninsula in Croatia, the island-like Peljesac is still slightly off the beaten track. This verdant peninsular with its unique combination of mountain and sea is a delight and an awesome place to sail. Its relaxed atmosphere makes it a desirable stop for yacht charters and independent sailors and it’s just a short sail from Dubrovnik where you can pick up your charter boat. Alternatively sail down through the Peljesac Channel from the island of Korcula. The most well-protec..

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6 Easy Ways to Reduce your Plastic Consumption on a Sailing Holiday

The Ocean is full of plastic. Plastic has been in production for 100 years and millions of tons of it has found its way into the sea. It is difficult to think of a product that doesn’t contain or isn’t packaged in it. Among its many applications, plastics ensure that transportation is more carbon efficient, avoids food waste by keeping it fresh and allows us to see through contact lenses. The unintended side effect of one of the most useful inventions of our times is putting a strain on our o..

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Go Cultural in Croatia this summer

By Merryn Wainwright For culture-vultures who sail there is plenty to keep you entertained in Croatia this summer. Croatia is known for its music festivals and beach parties, a rival for places like Ibiza; but there are many other types of festivals to attend all through the summer months. Sail into port and drop anchor– here are some of the best. International Children’s Festival Šibenik, June and July If you have little sailors on board, and you are sailing in the Šibenik re..

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Powerboating

If you like to feel some power beneath your feet, prefer getting to places fast and are keen to enjoy the destination rather than the journey, then perhaps motor boating is for you. Pick your style Motorboats, or powerboats, offer a different kind of cruising experience and wider space and comfort below deck. They vary greatly in size and configuration. Types of motorboats range from four-meter, open center console types to boats kitted out for sports fishing, to luxury mega-yachts ca..

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Sun Safety While Sailing

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. As sailors, we may be exposed to the sun for hours at a time, on the deck of the boat on beaches and taking part in a host of other watersports available. Luckily skin cancer, although one of the most common cancers is also one of the easiest to prevent and when it is detected – highly treatable. Here are some sun-safe practices to prevent Skin Cancer. Heliotherapy Our sun offers many health benefits and a 15 minute sunbath in the early morning, bef..

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Clean, Green Sailing

Chartering a boat this summer doesn’t need to be harmful to the environment. The privilege of being out on the water in nature’s fold comes with the responsibility of treating her well. From plastic bags to petrol in the water, there are hazards that boating can bring to the natural world. Here are some easy tips to make sure your boat’s footprint is as green as possible and you understand the Sailing Code of Environmental Behaviour. The Three ‘R’s Reduce, Re-use, Recycle. This well-k..

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Why you should book a Sailing Charter Holiday in Croatia this Summer

If sailing in Croatia is not on your wish list, then it should be - and here is why. The Sailing is Sublime You have heard us say it all before. This doesn’t make it less true.  Sailing in Croatia is an unforgettable experience. Cruising the island-studded Adriatic sea, somewhere among its 1000 or so islands, gliding through blue-green waters under bright sunshine. Sailing in a country gives a different perspective of its land and people and Croatia is simply made for sailing. Fa..

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Lefkada’s Leucadian leap

Peering over the edge of the cliffs into the breaking Ionian sea; legs a little unsteady and feeling as if a gust of wind could blow us off the edge, we felt exhilarated at finally being here. This was Lefkatas the southern-most tip of Lefkada. We had hiked the long and twisting 16km from Vasiliki where we had left the boat to witness for ourselves the site of the Leucadian Leap – where lovesick souls jumped to their death and condemned criminals were thrown to theirs. Once there stood a shri..

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Free T-shirts for team spirit!

For all charter in Croatia in season 2018 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 or video 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 re..

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Woman and the sea

Ships and sailboats have long been thought of as a male domain. Even allowing a woman onboard was considered bad luck for hundreds of years, but then so was meeting a redhead (male or female) or someone with flatfeet before a sailing trip! Superstitions aside, history is full of stories of brave women who defied convention and set new standards for seafaring sisters everywhere. In celebration of International Women’s Day, here are just a few of their stories to inspire all the ladies (and men..

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The Romance of Sailing

Sailing is undeniably romantic for those of us with amorous inclinations. In essence, sailing holidays are the ultimate setting for that perfect romantic break, honeymoon, wedding or anniversary celebration. Utopian island sunsets, unspoiled beaches and simply getting lost in each other - a yacht provides the means for all this and more. Heading out to sea brings you close to Mother Nature in all her outstanding beauty and it won’t just be your sweetheart that takes your breath away! A Un..

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When Chartering a Yacht is not always Smooth Sailing

Chartering a yacht in the Mediterranean is a dream holiday for many. It is worth taking the time, however, to find a good local operator who can iron out any problems.  Being in a foreign land without the language or local knowledge of laws and procedures can quickly turn the dream into a nightmare. Choosing a reputable charter company with a solid reputation can save time trouble and money; as the following case study will illustrate. Our Case Study: Guests Far Away from Home We..

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Experience the carnival madness in Venice by boat!

Rent a boat with heating (with great discount!) and be a part of one of the world's most famous carnival in an original way. 7 days - weekly charter from 09.02.-16.02. or 10.02.-17.02.2018, starting from Izola (Slovenia). It is also possible to rent a boat for short period of 2 - 3 days.  Take a look at prices for weekly charter and boats available for this special offer.     Boats with heating ELAN Impression 50 (4+1 cab, 8+2+1..

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