Rod & Jim

Sail naked in beautiful Croatia!


by Jim Hutton BN Sailing Group leader

In recent years, the British Naturism Sailing Group has organised a flotilla to the Ionian Sea of Greece. We decided for a change to explore the highly rated sailing of the Croatian coast – and we were not disappointed. We found well-equipped marinas, beautiful scenery, quiet bays, and historic ports to visit

  • Rod & Jim
  • Trogir
  • Jim Hutton
  • Kornati N P
  • Jim helming

In past years we have based our trip on a commercially run flotilla, with lead skipper etc. Our trip this September was based instead on self-chartered boats, each with a BN member as skipper. This approach worked really well – each boat was free to do it’s own thing, to choose where to go and what to do, and to meet up with the other boats if and when they wished to. So some nights we were together in a quiet bay, other times some of us moored in a smart marina, or on the quay of an old fishing port. We shared group meals, or found our own special place, or cooked on board. In fact we did meet up quite a lot, and the whole group had a lot of fun together.

Croatia has a reputation for being an expensive place to sail.  This was not our experience – cost per person for the two weeks averaged around £1000 including boat charter, flights, transfers, mooring fees, fuel, in fact all costs except food & drink.

The trips have been so successful that we have already planned repeats.. The dates for the TWO naturist flotillas to Croatia in 2022, after one year gap due to Covid. The first is 4-18 June 2022, to Pula in the northern Adriatic, and the second is 3-17 September 2022, to Split. One boat is already booked in each trip, and others are looking to join. So if you fancy sailing in beautiful scenery and warm conditions, get in touch ! No previous sailing experience required, but you must be reasonably fit, and a non-smoker. 

Original publication 20 November, 2019 (updated 8 August, 2021)

Posted on NatCorn 8th August 2021

Jim Hutton
BN Sailing Group leader

I was born and grew up in Grimsby, at the time the world’s biggest fishing port.  My grandfather was a trawler skipper, and other members of the family were involved in the fishing industry.  I learnt to sail dinghies in Grimsby Dock. For many years I sailed with friends on their boats, never imagining I could skipper myself.  But one year I went on a Sailing Holidays flotilla to Greece with a naturist friend,, and discovered it was possible.  I took all the exams, and since then have skippered in Greece, Turkey and Croatia – always with naturist crew.   I love sailing naked, and now lead an annual naturist flotilla.
Jim Hutton
BN Sailing Group leader

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