by Jim Huttonleader
For the last three years, thehas organised a flotilla to the Ionian Sea of Greece. This year 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
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 amember 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.
This year’s trip was so successful that we have already planned a repeat.. The dates are 5 – 19 September 2020, to Croatia again. No sailing experience is required. Four boats have already booked, and another still has places. So if you are interested in joining us, do get in touch. We have negotiated special ‘early bird’ discounts, so the sooner the better !
Original publication 20 November, 2019
Posted on NatCorn 18th November 2019
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