Hallo America. I''m a Brit who lives in Trieste, Italy, and know the Croatian coast pretty well. I can''t help with the chartering aspect (but it looks as though you''ve had some answers) but I would suggest you try to sail from Split or Zadar, as this would enable you to visit the Kornat archipelago and move down as far as Mljet and Dubrovnik. Bear in mind that the dates you give suggest much heat and patchy breezes. But the swimming''s great! Srecno (good luck!).