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Elegance and Performance in Small Package – Grand Soleil 39

Grand Soleil 39

After a few years of ups and downs, Grand Soleil is back with Grand Soleil 39. This sailing yacht is the smallest in its range, but provides a great deal of pleasure. It combines clean and imposing lines inherited from the early models with a dynamic style typical of contemporary trends. It comes with two or three cabins, which makes her appropriate for both private use and charter.

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Cell Phone for Skippers – CAT S40

Cat S40 phone

Mobile phones are very useful to have when sailing, not only because you can communicate via them, but also because they run a number of applications that can make your sailing experience more interesting and easier. Many phones, however, are not equipped for a life on board. Luckily, there is the new CAT S40, which boast excellent features that will make it endure difficulties at sea.

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Cleaning the Oceans: The Seabin Project

The Seabin and its founders

The Seabin is an automated marina rubbish bin that collects floating rubbish, debris and oil from the water. Its main purpose is to solve and prevent ocean pollution problems. It was designed to clean marinas, ports and yacht clubs, which are a perfect place to start cleaning oceans because there is no open ocean swells and storms, and the bin works in a controlled environment.

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Infographic: Fascinating Shipwrecks

Titanic

Tragically, some of the most remarkable ocean liners ever built have gone down in history not for their impressive structure, but because they sank with the loss of hundreds of lives. It is quite haunting, and yet eerily fascinating, to see such mighty ships now permanently consigned to the bottom of the ocean. This infographic from EFYC highlights some of the most famous shipwrecks in history.

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Starting and Ending a Year with a Regatta

Christmas regatta

If you are a sailor and you are spending the end of a year on the Croatian coast, the best way to do so is, of course, by sailing. There is a Christmas regatta that takes place annually and starts from the nautical center, Biograd, with its race course taking the competitors all the way to the town of Zadar. In 2015, the Christmas regatta had a special charity nature. If you are ending the year on the race course, you might as well start the new one under sails. Every year, Biograd organizes St. Anastasia Regatta (regata Sv. Stošije). It’s one one of the most relevant regattas in Croatia and one which guarantees an incredible racing experience!

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How Politics and Sailing Are Closely Related…

Sailing yachts in ORC Croatian Championship

In autumn 2015, Croatian citizens were bombarded on a daily basis with political news regarding elections with no clear winner and the problematic constitution of the government afterwards. Our skipper found all of this tiresome, but lucky for him, he managed to escape to ORC Croatian Championship on the Adriatic coast…

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Eating in the Highlands of Šolta

Štandarac tavern

One of the best places to eat on the Croatian island of Šolta is definitely a tavern called Štandarac. It is situated in the village of Gornje Selo, close to the highest peak of the island. There, guests can try the traditional food prepared under peka. The specialties of the restaurant include veal under peka and octopus under peka. You can try food prepared in other styles as well, and many ingredients are produced domestically. Whatever you eat, just announce your arrival in advance.

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Two in One – Adler 60′

Adler 60'

Adler 60′ is a new exclusive yacht designed by the renowned studio Nuvolari Lenard. This yacht unifies sailing performances of a fine cruiser and comfort which is usually synonymous with motor yachts. With enough wind, Adler 60′ will be able to glide with a single rudder, whereas the navigation range with her motor regime will be 100 nautical miles. This project is meant to amaze passionate sailors who despise the smell of fuel but do not want to give up the comfort offered aboard fancy motor yachts.

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NightSpotter – Onboard Night Vision

NightSpotter Thermal Scope 240

NightSpotter Thermal Scope 240 is a thermal camera, very useful for onboard night vision when sailing. It provides very precise image based on thermal energy emission. It can be life-saver in very dangerous MOB situations during the night. The camera can also help you in situations such as sailing at night anchoring during the night in a cove that you do not know that well.

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Brodet – Probably the Most Typical Dalmatian Meal

Brodet

Brodet is probably the most typical Dalmatian dish. It can be found, not only all over the Croatian coast, but across the Mediterranean, too. Simply put, brodet is a fish stew, but worth noting is that every brodet is a story for itself. This dish reflects the history of a certain area, as well as the family tradition of the person who prepares it. Like there are different regions across the Croatian coast, there are also different names for this dish: brodet, brudet, brujet, bujabiž.

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