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8 Reasons to Go Sailing around the Peljesac Peninsula, Croatia

By Merryn Wainwright 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 Korc..

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

By Merryn Wainwright 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 ..

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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

By Merryn Wainwright 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,..

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Sun Safety While Sailing

By Merryn Wainwright 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 ..

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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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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 2018, 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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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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Deck the Sails with Boughs of Holly!

Christmas Sailing Holidays in Croatia and Greece Although the European Winter does not conjure up images of sailing holidays, Christmas sailing in the Mediterranean can be a unique and memorable experience. While sun seekers may be better off heading for the Caribbean or the Southern hemisphere, those wanting to keep closer to home, avoid crowds, do something uncommon and take advantage of off-season charter rates could consider taking a sailing trip this Christmas. Kit yourself out ..

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How to Order Seafood on a Sailing Holiday

There is nothing quite like the moment when you drop your sails after a hard days sailing and head into port. Windblown and salty, we look forward to an evening on land. Invariably, our minds turn to dinner as we cast our eyes upon the numerous seafood taverns overlooking the harbour. Already, the smell of grilled fish in the air entices us onshore.  Seafood is a popular cuisine for sailors and many a Mediterranean restaurant offer scintillating traditional recipes using the catch of..

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Talking the Talk - Basic Nautical Terms

Knowing the right sailing terms to use on board a boat is crucial in communicating while you’re sailing and nobody should take to the water without knowing the basics. Terms used by sailors for hundreds of years are still used today. They are scattered throughout the English language, some dating back to the16th and 17th century. Here you will find the some basic nautical terms that every sailor should know as well as some fun sayings that have crept into everyday language, but have their ori..

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Life Is A Boat Party! Greece And Croatia

If relaxed sailing to remote areas, quiet anchorages and peaceful evenings are not your idea of the perfect sailing holiday and you like to live on the wild side, there are plenty of alternatives; and you can sail right into where the action is! Both Croatian and Greek islands annually make the world Top Ten lists for party islands; they are also excellent destinations for chartering a boat. The combination offers a realm of possibilities for sailing from island to island, party to party ..

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The "Tamata" of Tinos – Greek Island of Miracles

The old woman groaned, head in her wrinkled hands, a gold chain and cross dangling through them. “Please, please, please,” she whispered tears streaming down her face. Her forlorn shape was kneeling on the dusty road. We had already passed her once in the morning on our way up to the Church of Our Lady, an imposing white marble structure surrounded by ancillary buildings. Now on our way down she was still making her way up the steep hill, hoping for a miracle. Island stop We had chart..

Anchoring Tips for Novice Sailors

Anyone who has ever chartered a boat knows that once you move away from the marina to find those secluded spots, it’s the anchor that weighs on your mind. Dragging anchors and anchoring mishaps are not for the faint-hearted, but one of the best parts of boating is being away from the noise and movement of a busy harbour. With these tips you can build confidence and be anchoring like an old sea dog by the end of the charter week. Anchoring A range of factors play a part in securing..

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