Tagged: sailing trip

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How Much Does It Cost to Spend One Week Under Sails?

One of the most frequent and most rarely answered questions about sailing is: “How much does it cost?” The reason why it is impossible to give a simple answer is the fact that there are numerous factors that should be taken into consideration. They include location, time of the year, the number of persons aboard and the type of the yacht. Likewise, there are additional cost that should be considered. This interesting post will give you a thorough insight into the costs of sailing.

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Photography and Sailing

Sailing and photography are two hobbies (or ways of life, for some) that make an excellent combination. Some people have a wonderful opportunity to earn for a living by photographing sailing events and destinations, but most sailing photographers are amateurs. Daniel Gohstand of ImageSails has created an original business of putting photos onto sails. Read more!

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Throwing Stuff Overboard – Sea Pollution

Sea pollution is an increasing issue worldwide. We have entire islands of garbage floating in the oceans. This issue is very harmful for the entire marine ecosystem, with many types of animals dying from plastic objects in the sea. Garbage is also bad for tourism, because nobody wants to swim or sail in polluted waters. That is why you should not throw garbage overboard.

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How to Get Most from Sailing in Croatia (Part 2)

The second and final post in the series on how to get the most from sailing in Croatia talks about mooring in marinas, the process of check-out and the various possibilities of payment. These tips come from an experienced skipper, so take your time and read them to have as little stress on your trip as possible.

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How to Get Most from Sailing in Croatia (Part 1)

Like it is the case with every destination, there are two opinions about sailing in Croatia. One group loves the place and wants to come again, while the other does never want to return again. To avoid becoming a part of the second group, read the first in the series of two posts.

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Planing of Sailing Route

When going on a sailing trip, you should have a worked out plan on where you would like to sail. Your skipper will do everything possible to make your wishes come true, but you also have to be honest with your skipper about your sailing experience and wishes. That way, he can help with some ideas and suggestions regarding the trip.

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Flotilla Sailing Gives a New Perspective on Your Holidays

If you possess a skipper’s licence and have some sailing experience but are not confident about sailing in unknown areas, flotilla sailing is the right choice for you. The general route is presented to every flotilla member along with photos and impressions from previous groups. Prior to taking off, every skipper is provided with detailed instructions. The flotilla leader makes sure that every boat has taken off and confirms their right heading.

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Gods of Sailing Work in Mysterious Ways

A skippers story about a “difficult” group on a charter catamaran in Croatia that turned out to be not so difficult but rather easy going. They ended up eating the best pork roast of their life on the safest Croatian island.

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Cooking Aboard a Sailing Yacht Does Not Have to Be a Horror

One of inevitable facts about planning a sailing trip is for sure nutrition and food provisioning. This is the point where a lot of people get into the trouble. Modern lifestyle and pretty fast tempo of our lives off board make us dependent on daily visits to diners, fast-food restaurants, takeaway bars and food deliveries. In addition, that lifestyle keeps us away from the kitchen, so modern people are forgetting how to cook…

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Gastronomy and Sailing

Sailing and gastronomy meet each other at the point where both activities’ provide pleasure – leisure time when sailing around. I have experienced in many occasions that gastronomy is the inseparable segment of a sailing trip.