SailingEurope Blog

Why Do They Burn the Boat?

Source: mojotokvis.com

In the old and beautiful village Komiža on Vis island, Croatia, there is a special way of celebrating the day of St. Nicholas. Each year, the local youngsters burn the boat as part of the celebration.

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Sailing Is Still a Gentlemen’s Sport

Source: pictures.thaindian.com

A nice story about good manners of sailors in the racecourse. At the 2008 Olympic Games the Danish team’s mast got broken and the Croatian team lent them their boat. The Danes won the Olympic gold medal and the Croatian team won the Pierre de Coubertin World Fair Play Trophy.

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Multiple Parties for Just One Regatta

Gladuša

Here is a story about everything but ordinary regatta that takes place between the Croatian islands of Dugi Otok, Ugljan and Pašman – Gladuša. The special thing about this small but interesting regatta is that there are live concerts and parties the night before the race. It is also a very traditional regatta so you won’t miss the traditional march Tovareća mužika or Donkey’s music.

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Navigare Necesse Est

night sailing

NAS Sailing Center is an organization that offers you something completely different from standard yacht charter and sailing schools. With them, you can learn a lot about not only modern sailing but also traditional sailing, history and ecology.

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Cold Drinks Anyone?

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Sometimes, it is not easy to enjoy refreshment aboard a sailing yacht. It takes some time to cool the drinks, or the fridge is far away from you. Italian fridge manufacturer Vitifrigo released their DW 35 fridge shaped like a drawer, which is pretty useful and easy to install in the cockpit or the flybridge of your yacht. Find out more about this drawer shaped fridge.

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Wave Sailing Center

Two yachts racing

Wave Sailing Center is an established sailing center in the Croatian town of Šibenik, founded by four friends and experienced sailors. The center has already organized several very successful races, and offers one day and weekend charters aboard their Beneteau Platu25 yachts, as well as an advanced sailing course.

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Electronic Tactician

B&G Vulcan 7

B&G produced something new for true sailors and competitors. Their latest chartplotter Vulcan 7 combines all essential data for sailors and provides smart functions such as Intelligent Sail Steering and Smart Manoeuvre along with the GoFree option. It could absolutely help you on the racecourse.

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Beneteau Platu25 – Guaranteed Excitement

Beneteau Platu25

Beneteau Platu25 is a sailing yacht recognized as a global sailing class and an excellent choice for rookies, intermediate sailors and experienced competitors. This ”fast beast” is perfect for crews of five and for daily or weekend sailing. Platu25 is a current growing trend among smaller yachts.

 

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