Locations & Ports:
Dubrovnik, Marina Agana, Marina Kremik, Rogoznica, Split, Trogir, Vieste
Sea & Coast:
Croatia’s Adriatic Sea with its large and small bays, beaches and yacht harbours is a paradise for each sailor. Its geographical situation, transit connections to all European centres as well as its pleasant Mediterranean climate and untouched beauty constitute the unique atmosphere of Croatia. The Croatian coast can be called the Eldorado for sport boat sailors. The fissured coast and the numerous pre-aged islands raise a discovery-fever by each ambitious skipper. The crystal-clear water and turquoise bays - this is what people dream of in the office! In fact, the Croatian coast of the Adriatic has the best water quality of the north Mediterranean. Almost everywhere you will find secure and attractive anchor places and well maintained marinas. After the period of socialistic planned economy under Tito and the disorders from the war in the 90-ies, Croatia has risen to a modern country with free market economy and it has gained on rapidly in tourist sector over the last few years. Being a guest, you will be friendly welcomed everywhere and in most cases you can rely on good or very good service. The middle Dalmatian coast is the area from the historical town Trogir via Split, the capital town of Dalmatia, to Makarska Riviera. Characteristic for this area, including the islands Solta, Brac, Hvar and Vis, are the extraordinary mild climate and the sumptuous vegetation. The highlight of southern Dalmatia is certainly Dubrovnik with its medieval old town, surrounded by impressing fortress walls. Dubrovnik belongs to the World cultural heritage of the UNESCO. The Dubrovnik Riviera attracts with its various beautiful coastal towns and the art treasures of Dubrovnik. The streets, places, churches and buildings of this town witness of its long and interesting history.
Winds & Weather:
The ideal sailing conditions with prevailing continental climate are from May to September. In the south a good sailing weather is also in April and October. However, you should be prepared for sudden strong winds like Bora, a stormy fall wind, which blows from the north or from the north-east direction. This wind mostly occurs, when a ridge of high pressure is building up over the Balkans, and can bring strong thunder fronts. Occasionally, the wind Jugo, also called Schirokko, blows from the south. This wind can be especially strong in the area around Split Zuljana. The prevailing wind, however, is Maestral of the north-west direction, which normally brings good weather. The average water temperature in August is about 27 degrees Celsius.
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