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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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Wave Sailing Center

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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Sailing with My Friends

My friends and I participated in the very first regatta of 2016 in Croatia. The race took place in the town of Biograd. Due to bad weather, only a handful of other participants appeared, but we had great fun nevertheless. Read about our adventure!

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Mrduja Regatta

Mrduja Regatta is the oldest and second biggest regatta in Croatia. It takes place in the first weekend in October, signifying the end of summer and marking the beginning of the racing season. The regatta starts from Split, passes between the islands of Brač and Hvar and then turns back. The winner of the 84th edition was Mate Arapov, but, when it comes to Mrduja, it is not that much about competing as it is about participating and preserving the tradition.

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St Nicholas: Busy Weekend for Croatian Sailors

St Nicholas’ Day is a busy day on the Croatian coast, especially if it falls on a weekend. St Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, seafarers and fishermen, which is why many sailing events are organized in his honor across the Adriatic. Some of the most interesting events include the 16th edition of Šibenik Regatta, St Nicholas’ Regatta in Biograd and one of the same name in Split. These races attract the best Croatian sailors and are some of the most demanding regattas in the Adriatic.

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Losing the Rudder in the Middle of the Race

Loosing the rudder in the middle of a race is a very serious issue, especially when it happens during a difficult regatta. The regatta Jabuka is one of the most challenging sailing races in Croatia. It starts in the town of Vodice, in mid November at midnight, travels through the high seas and strong winds of the open sea, around the islet of Jabuka. It is both dangerous and exciting, and can present many dangers.

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Addiction to Smartphones vs. Strong Winds. Who Wins?

Smartphones are taking over the sailing world as well. They can be very useful in sailing, but can be quite dangerous when they are used constantly, without regarding basic safety principles of sailing on a yacht. This is a story about how a sailing team lost their phones after a strong gust of wind hit their boat.

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Would You Like to Compete during Sailing?

Sailing is one of the most demanding competitive sports, but you too can become a competitive sailor. To be a successful competitor, you need to have some sailing skill. Also, you have to be able to work well with other people. It is always a good thing to have a winner’s mentality too. Read this post and you will realize that you as well can participate in sailing competitions.

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Fastnet Race – the Classic Among the Offshore Sailing Races

There are several offshore races that are considered bigger than the rest. They include the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Transpacific Yacht Race, Bermuda Race, Hamilton Island Race Week, Chicago to Mackinac Boat Race, Governors Cup, South Atlantic Race and the famous Fastnet Race. Read more about the latter in the following post!

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A Chase across the Atlantic – the Transatlantic Race

Oftentimes, people dream of achieving great things with which they could prove their abilities and maturity. Athletes dream of winning the Olympics, mountain climbers of climbing the tallest mountain, footballers of winning the World Cup… To European skippers and sailors, the confirmation of their skill comes by crossing the Atlantic.