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Sail Croatia – 7-Day Sailing Masterclass

Sail Croatia - 7-Day Sailing Masterclass

£ 2,995

Split, Croatia

Beginner
Multi-Day, Guides & Tours, Lessons & Courses
Minimum age: 18
Split, Croatia
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Custom
Minimum booking size: 1
£ 2,995

Activity Highlights:

A week of hands-on sailing: Sail Croatia in 2024!

This once-in-a-lifetime trip will take place on:

17 – 24 August 2024    and   24 – 31 August 2024

We warmly invite you to set sail from the lively and picturesque city of Split, the perfect backdrop for our shared adventure. Prepare to embark on a hands-on sailing journey under the expert tutelage of Guy, fresh off his exhilarating voyage in the Golden Globe race.

This experience is more than just a trip; it’s a comprehensive masterclass in sailing. You’ll plunge headfirst into every facet of the seafaring life, from passage planning and provisioning, to steering this magnificent yacht through the sparkling seas. We believe in learning by doing, and there’s no better classroom than the open water.

Of course, all work and no play makes for a dull sailor! That’s why we’ve woven ample downtime into our schedule. We’ll drop anchor at a variety of stunning ports along our route, offering you the chance to explore local delights at your leisure.

The trip suits singles and couples (we have double and single cabins available) and there is no previous sailing experience required. Given Guy’s vast experience, it will also suit people who want to get some practice sailing miles or hone their existing sailing skills. We will include a night sail and the possibility to practice celestial navigation.

With our intimate crew size capped at six, get ready to learn, explore, and create unforgettable memories as we navigate the open waters. All aboard for the adventure of a lifetime!

 

Key Highlights

  • Hands-On Sailing: While this is a relaxing trip, the focus is very much on sailing. You will have plenty of time with our patient skipper, whether you are new to sailing or honing existing skills.
  • Relaxed Sightseeing: We will stop at several villages along the Croatian coast. You will have plenty of time to explore ashore and, with a small group, we will adapt the itinerary to your wishes.
  • No Experience Required: This is a perfect trip for those with limited sailing experience – the relaxed pace and experienced skipper, who is also an instructor, making this the perfect introduction to life at sea.

 

Itinerary

Day One (Saturday):

You will join our yacht at MCI Split Marina from 2pm. After stowing your luggage in your comfortable cabin, we will have a full safety briefing. The rest of the day will be spent getting to know your fellow crew, with dinner either on board or in the bustling city of Split, depending on the wishes of the crew.

 

Day Two (Sunday):

After breakfast on board, we will spend the morning ‘passage planning’ together before setting sail before lunch. We will head for the quiet bay of Necujam where we will anchor overnight. This is a beautiful bay on the island of Solta which we can explore at leisure.

 

 

Day Three (Monday:

After breakfast, we will set out for Milna. On the way, you will have plenty of opportunity to helm or discuss any aspect of sailing with Wavy.

 

 

Day Four (Tuesday):

A short sail to the wonderful town of Stari Grad. A beautiful old city with a relaxed pace of life.

 

 

Day Five (Wednesday):

Depending on the wishes of the crew, we will head to either Vis town or Komiza on the island of Vis, located almost half way to Italy

 

 

Day Six (Thursday):

TBC!

 

 

 

Day Seven (Friday):

After breakfast we will set sail for Split.

 

 

 

Day Eight (Saturday):

After a relaxed breakfast, completion of log books and sharing of experiences, it’s time to say our goodbyes. If you have not already done so, take time to visit Split and the UNESCO protected site of Trogir.

 

 

 

Your Skipper

 

Straight after returning from his circumnavigation in the Golden Globe Race (GG2022), arguably the world’s toughest sailing challenge, Guy lead our Croatia trip in 2023. Guy has huge sailing experience, having skippered in the Clipper Round the World yacht race as well as crossing the Atlantic several times ‘solo’. A calm and patient leader – the opportunity to sail with Guy is an absolute ‘must’. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Boat

Your home is a beautiful Elan Impression 45 –  sleeping up to 10 people although we sail with a maximum of 6 passengers to ensure everyone has space and comfort on board.

 

 

 

Accommodation

Below decks, our boat has 4 spacious double cabins.

  • Single Cabin: Your own single cabin with plenty of storage space.
  • Double Cabin: A comfortable double cabin, perfect for couples or friends with plenty of space for you and your luggage.

 

Our Last Croatia Trip

 

 

About Us

We offer one-of-a-kind opportunities to embark on bespoke expeditions and sailing adventures across the globe. Each unique journey accommodates a cosy group of no more than six individuals, offering you an immersive, hands-on sailing experience guided by some of the planet’s most seasoned skippers.

The beauty of these small group expeditions is that they provide ample time for learning and plenty of flexibility to customise each adventure based on the group’s preferences. Our trips are meticulously planned, taking into account the unique wishes of each participant. Whether you’re an experienced sailor or you’re just dipping your toes in the waters of sailing, they’ve got you covered. Our promise is to ensure that you feel comfortable, safe, and above all, have an unforgettable adventure.

Prior to the voyage, we touch base with every crew member to understand your specific needs and aspirations for the trip. This careful preparation allows us to personalise the journey to ensure you get the most out of your time with them.

Our adventure company was born out of a passion for making ocean exploration accessible to all. The founders, Dave and Andrew, first met in 2018 during a sailing expedition. United by their love for the sea, they established this company during the Covid lockdown with a shared dream of crafting exceptional, custom sailing adventures. Their vision, combined with the expertise of the world’s top skippers, allows us to offer small-group sailing experiences to fantastic destinations, guaranteeing unparalleled ocean adventures.

Prepare to set sail on an adventure of a lifetime. Incredible destinations, unforgettable experiences, and lifelong friendships await you on the horizon!

 

How to Book

Make your booking using the form above. When you complete this form, we will receive your request. You will be able to speak to us about the trip and we will confirm your spot before you pay.

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What's Included:

  • All food and drink (non-alcoholic) on board
  • Safety equipment including life-jackets
  • All mooring and port entry fees for the boat
  • Hands-on sailing, watch keeping, helming and opportunity to fully immerse in life on board
  • Overnight accommodation onboard, your own bunk and bedding

What's Not Included:

  • Waterproof clothing - available to hire
  • Travel to and from Split, Croatia
  • Meals ashore
  • Entrance fees to visitor centres or distilleries
  • Sailing & Travel Insurance

Frequently Asked Questions

You do not need any previous sailing experience for this trip – it is a ‘hands-on’ sailing trip under the expert guidance of our Skipper who will adapt to your wishes.

Absolutely! – we have a small group with a maximum of 6 persons on board. There are two single cabins and two double cabins. As a single traveler, you will have the privacy of your own cabin.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts

Custom Cancellation Policy

The group size is kept very small on our trips which gives you a real ‘masterclass’ with our highly experienced Skippers However, that means each place is valuable and we need full groups.

We ask for a 10% deposit to secure your berth, with the balance being due 6 weeks before departure.

If you cancel your place over 6 weeks out, we’ll retain the deposit, but no other fees will be due.

If you cancel 6 weeks or less, the full price will be payable.