Author: Janko

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Stopper on a Sailing Yacht

Stopper – in this case, it’s not a member of the opposing team in soccer, it’s a part of your sailboat, and pretty important at that.

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Sailing Gifts for Christmas

Here comes the season of worrying about what you will buy for your loved ones for Christmas. If they happen to be in love with sailing, our skipper is here once more to help you with this daunting task!

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Why Do They Burn the Boat?

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

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

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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What an Odd Encounter

Sailing can give you many opportunities to meet new people. This is a story about one odd encounter with a very interesting and uncommon person.

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Navigare Necesse Est

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.