Croatia Sailing Adventures with SailCork 2018

2 Great Sailing Adventures in Croatia with SailCork in 2018 

SailCork have been enjoying sailing adventures for over 10 years - Croatia, Canaries, Spain, Morocco, Antigua, British Virgin Islands, St. Vincents and the Grenadines have all been cruised by SailCork. 

The "in" place to cruise is now Croatia in the Adriatic. Dubrovnik and Split Airports are only 3 hours from Dublin and less from London. With gentle breezes and a balmy 24 degrees late September is the best time to sail in Croatia. 

For 2018 SailCork will run 2 weeks in Croatia - each cruise will be one way ..........allowing you to enjoy more destinations without repeat visits. No fighting for berths at the marina and a more settled weather pattern. 

Week 1: Dubrovnik to Trogir (near Split) Sept 22-29  

Croatia Cruise
Join boat at Dubrovnik Sat 22 Sep...............depart boat in Trogir (near Split) Sat 29 Sep
SATURDAY 22: Those flying in from Dublin arrive at Dubrovnik Airport at 11:45 (40 mins to Marina by taxi) and all the crew will meet at 13:00 at Restaurant Bazen (the restaurant by the swimming pool) at the ACI marina Dubrovnik. You can sit and relax with a beer or go for a dip in the pool to refresh after your flight. After lunch aboard we will have a briefing and ensure that the boat is ready with all the correct equipment and get provisions for the boat. We will have time to visit the old town in Dubrovnik and east ashore.
SUNDAY 23: Dubrovnik to Saplurana on the island of Mljet ...stopping at the Elphati Islands for lunch and a aboard. 20M
MONDAY 24: Mljet to Korcula.....early start for a great sail to the birthplace of Marco ashore in walled town 35M
TUESDAY 25: Korcula to Hvar town...another early start, another great sail to the special, stunning Hvar aboard.  35M
WEDNESDAY 26: Staying on the island of Hvar.......shorter sail to the historic Stari Grad. 18M
THURSDAY 27: Stari Grad to the UNESCO heritage city of Split 25M
FRIDAY 28: Last sail in these historic waters to the walled town of Trogir  17M
SATURDAY 29: Day ashore in Trogir. Flight to Dublin from Split Airport is at 23:20 (15 mins by taxi). (If you wish to fly from Dubrovnik approx 4hrs by road)

Week 2: Trogir to Dubrovnik Sept 29 to Oct 6

Join boat at Trogir Sat 29 Sep...............depart boat in Dubrovnik Sat 6 Oct

SATURDAY 29: Those flying in from Dublin arrive at Split Airport at 22:40 (15 mins to Marina by taxi) We will be waiting on the boat at ACI Marina Trogir. If you are flying in earlier we will meet you at the boat at 18:00. Trogir is a beautiful town - if you arrive early we will eat out in the old town and we will give everybody a chance to have a look around on Sunday morning.

SUNDAY 30: See Trogir. Shakedown sail to Island of Brac ...stopping at the Solta Island for lunch and a ashore. 17M
MONDAY 1: Milna in Brac to the amazing remote island if Vis.....early start for a great sail aboard 30M
TUESDAY 2: Vis to Vela Luka on the island of Korcula...another early start, another great sail ! ashore.  22M
WEDNESDAY 3: South from Vela Luka to the remote island of Lastavo. 20M
THURSDAY 4: Early start ........ great sail to the unique walled town of Ston  45M
FRIDAY 28: Last sail in these historic waters from the walled town Ston via the Elphati Islands to historic Dubrovnik  21M
SATURDAY 29: Flight from Dubrovnik - taxi at 0930.(Aer Lingus to Dublin: Taxi from Marina to Airport 09:30  Check in Dubrovnik 10:30 - Arrive Dublin 15:00)

Map of Croatia

                  The Dalmatian Coastline and its islands make for excellent sailing and marina facilities are excellent. Many smaller destinations do not have marinas but there is plenty of depth to moor stern to on to the quay wall just in front of the local taverns! The local beer and wine is excellent and a little less expensive than Ireland. Croatian food is top class too with fresh harvest from the fields and the sea.

The Croats are a friendly people and the scars of the recent conflict are not evident. They LOVE the Irish - similar population size and history  - and they do have a sense of humour! The sense of history is all around and this is very evident in Dubrovnik - the pearl of the Adriatic. 

SailCork have been running  "Croatian Sunshine Cruises " since 2006 (along with Sunshine Sailing in the Caribbean, the Canaries, Spain and Morocco). We provide a top of the range boat - roomy, comfortable and a good performer under sail or power - (this year a 53' Jeanneau)and an experienced skipper (Your skipper Eddie English is the chief instructor at SailCork and is a Yachtmaster Instructor with many years experience of these waters).

SailCork know all the best anchorages, marinas, restaurants, bars, swimming spots, historic trails - you will have a ball!! Teaching sailing is our game for over 40 years so learning is an option too! You can just sit back and relax or choose to advance your sailing skills under the expert eye of the skipper. It is your holiday and we are there to help you enjoy it!!


The boat: Jeanneau 53

Our boat is a beautiful Jeanneau 53 "Madia" - her home port is Dubrovnik. She is a modern, powerful design with lean, clean lines and sails wonderfully. She handles easily too and has a surprising turn of speed!  There is plenty of room down below with a spacious saloon, a large well appointed galley and with 5 guest cabins. Plenty of room on deck too - room for sunbating up forehead and a very big cockpit with seating for everybody.

Jeanneau 53

Dubrovnik: The shoreside facilities are excellent - with a swimming pool and restaurants and bars. The marina is just 10 minutes from the old city - all in all the perfect place to start or end a holiday. Dubrovnik is a UNESCO listed city and has an amazing history which is very evident in the streets and buildings. It was a very powerful city state at one time and the merchants who ruled the city built it to last!  Our base in Dubrovnik will be at the ACI Marina Dubrovnik - just 15 mins by taxi of bus from old town. 



Korcula - where Marco Polo was born. 


Mali Ston

[Mali Ston]


Some Facts: Temp Day 20+, Night 15+ - Rain possible! It gets dark about an hour earlier than Ireland - around 19:00  -It gets bright around 06:30 - We will make use of daylight 

So plenty of sailing, swimming and sunning ourselves! We are looking forward to the excellent food too - and enjoying traditional Croatian hospitality. 




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