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Old 07-22-2007
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Hi,
I just returned from another week of sailing in Croatia and I must revise my previous post:
Yes it is crowded in some locations, but there are still spots where you can anchor in a small cove and be the only boat in there.
It looks most people prefer shore power and running water every night, so the unspoiled nature is still available.
We had an exceptionally nice week.
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Yes, I have two boats in charter in Marina Kremik near Split. One a Dean 440 Catamaran and the other a Bavaria 36', 2 cabin version.
I have just come back from a month sailing with my wife on the Bavaria.
We cruised the islands, all of them on the way to Dubrovnik and back.
Scenery is great. Lots of small coves to anchor in.Many small ports to go alongside for water, stores and restaurants. Fish is usually best thing on the menu
This time of year you get a fresh breeze in the late morning /afternoon which
usually drops away around 6pm.
If you need any more info mail me.

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yes, in 2001 ...

I was crew on one of 4 boats chartered from Sunsail in Trogir. (The charter company has another name which I cannot retrieve at the moment, but it is wholly owned by Sunsail.)

The coast and its islands are beautiful and (in September) not heavily trafficked. We visited Hvar, Split, Vis (visit the blue grotto at Bisevo!), Lastovo, Mljet (beautiful National Park), Korcula. The sailing can be beautiful, but also treacherous. There are winds (Bora) which are the result of air spilling down the coastal mountains which can attain velocities up to force 8 and even higher. You have to keep your eye on the Meteo reports and have a
safe harbor available within a few hours' sail.

Anchoring out -- except in bays -- is basically not possible due to the steeply sloped coastline. More than 3 boat lengths from shore, the water will be 100 ft deep!

People are friendly, but not much English is spoken in the smaller places. We were saved by having Italian speakers on board. (A second language in the region is Italian).

Prices for food are not low. Restaurants cost as much as a restaurant in a
large European city. (Greece is cheaper, for example).

Anchorages in ports were a bit outmoded, anchoring stern to, using your own anchor, instead of pre-sunk anchoring points as is the case now in most European ports. [The problem with dropping your own anchor, aside from being a bit tricky, is that you can find your anchor fouled by someone else's when you are ready to leave in the morning...]

We found our boat in shameful condition on delivery in Trogir. 1/4 inch of encrustation on the hull, and lots of broken bits and lights which did not work, etc. We berated the checkout crew for the condition of the boat, and were told that they had had no time to deal with these problems since the boat just arrived -- from the Caribbean. It seems that Sunsail is chartering the boats 2 seasons per year, one in Croatia, the other in the Caribbean.

You should get a copy of a pilot guide to Croatian waters.

If there is anything else you want to know ...
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correction

I meant to mention, but somehow did not, that my experience dates back to 2001.
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i sailed already 14 times in croatia - always between 1 and 5 weeks. but i only have experience with austrian charter agencies. if you want to come by plane to croatia, the best starting point would be zadar or the sukosan marina (a lot of charter-companies have boats there) as zadar airport ist just a few miles away.
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Hi there,
I'm very experienced with charter in Croatia. I can help you if you wish, just write me an e-mail at joseph.novak AT seznam DOT cz.
As I've read the post above -- it's not true that you MUST spend a night in marinas. There are lot of buoy areas and bay where you can stay. Charter in Croatia is quite cheap and if you select proper charter company you can get good quality as well. The bad news is that you have to book yacht long time before you start since a lot of people is chartering there from all over the Europe (especially if you want to go for June -- September).
Another problem is that you will not get quality in every Croatian charter company. They are sold very soon so a lot of them do not care about the quality and clients. Write me an e-mail and I can send you more information.
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You don't have to spend night in marina, usualy you even can't - there is no enough place. But its not expensive to spend night in little towns, and its pleasure/fancy to tie boat few meters (10 foots) from main/best restaruant/night bar in town. If you decide to tie it on buoy, you must find yellow, not red.

Maestral (northwesterly) is most common wind, it starts every day at around 12-1pm causes rough seas (but clear/sunny/nice weather).

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