Learning to sail opens a whole other world of travel. Imagine not being tied to hotel¬ availability and being able to access those magical secret coves you’ve seen in photos or¬ from clifftops. If you’ve obtained your sailing certificate but are nervous about setting off as¬†the skipper of your own boat, a flotilla charter could be the perfect way to reinforce what¬†you’ve learned while gaining independence. Croatia is an excellent place to learn and hone¬†your craft.

Flotilla sailing

Flotilla sailing

A flotilla is a group of bareboat charter yachts that band together to follow the same itinerary under the guidance of a lead boat with an experienced crew. The lead boat can serve as a resource when things go wrong, such as anchors getting crossed, or just provide you with peace of mind as you gain confidence skippering your own boat.

Croatia is a great destination for the novice: it offers numerous sailing schools where you¬ can obtain an international certificate and become proficient in VHF, which you usually need¬†before sailing independently in this area. With passages and coastline that benefit from¬†consistent winds yet are protected from rough seas, this region is an ideal learning¬†environment. The season runs from May to October, so if you’ve always wanted to learn,¬†now is the time to start planning.

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Flotilla Sailing in Croatia

Flotillas in Croatia can be extremely affordable. Island hopping here is a delight, with a mix of history, culture, great food, and beauty, all connected by calm, clear waters.
Next year, you might even be ready to go solo with your own bareboat charter.

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