Sailing has always been an adventure. If we go back in time, first explorers set sails long time ago to discover new places and horizons. Later on, many fishermen and traders sailed due to their merchandise negotiations. Nowadays, there are many people whose part of the profession is to sail the world and others who go on a sailing vacation in order to relax and enjoy.
All these people have one same thing in common – sailing. But, many other things differentiate sailing types one from another, such as the purpose and way of sailing. So, when it comes to choosing your sailing vacation type, you have two sailing options; you’ll either sail along the coast, anchoring in bays and visiting destinations or you’ll catch the favourable wind in your sails and test your true sailing skills. Yet again, these two sailing types have one thing in common – sailing, and a couple of different ones such as sailing yacht type, crew members, clothes, etc. In this blog, we’ll give you an insight into the world of two different sailing types you may choose while sailing along the Croatian coast.
You’ve decided to surprise your family, friends or colleagues with a sailing trip along the Croatian coast. You are that kind of sailor who prefers easy-going sailing vacation, with more comfortable sailing yachts. Your true purpose of gathering your crew is to bond a bit and create with them unforgettable memories. No doubt- you are a recreational type of sailor.
After you carefully plan each detail of your sailing trip, you start packing your casual clothes that mostly includes swimming suits, light white shirts or T-shirts and shorts, ideal for warm and dry weather. Of course, you always count on the possibility of having bad weather at sea, so you will also take a raincoat and adequate rain shoes. Of course, if you are going on a family or relaxed sailing vacation with friends, you’ll need numerous other accessories; such as floating mattresses, social games, etc. Once you set off, you enthusiastically direct your sailing yacht towards as many destinations as you’ll able and want to explore. Numerous islands’ names sound attractive and are famous due to their typical characteristics, food, people or traditions.
What makes recreational sailing exceptional is that ease of sailing and pure enjoyment in each weather condition and without paying attention to time. You make as many stops as you want, you anchor in the Kornati or Pakleni Islands and decide to enjoy your day with friends or family by swimming, sunbathing, playing social games, taking selfies. Of course, there is another thing that wraps up the whole story of recreational sailing - choosing an adequate sailing yacht that will perfectly match your needs.
If we talk about family or friends sailing, that entails choosing a sailing yacht that accommodates many people. So, we need a 4, 5 or more cabin sailing yacht that will make you feel at home with their comfortable and spacious interior and exterior area. Anchoring in a bay to spend some time with your dearest crew means opting for a big cockpit with an adequate bimini. But, what is recreational sailing without having time to prepare delicious meals in a spacious kitchen galley? 6 or 5 cabin sailing yachts such as our Bavaria C 50 ‘Sirena’ and Oceanis 51.1 ‘Pearl Dreams’ will give you all the comfort you need to make your sailing vacation unforgettable.
On the other hand, for those who believe the quote ‘smooth sea never made a skilled sailor’, adrenaline sailing is definitely their thing. When it comes to clothing, choosing crew or sailing routes we have to say that adrenaline sailing quite differentiates from the recreational one. Except bringing light clothes with you, you should pay more attention to special accessories that will definitely be helpful for this kind of sailing. As adrenaline sailing entails catching the wind in sails and often quite strong wind, you should bring waterproof and windproof clothes with you, especially jackets. You will also need special sailing sunglasses that will protect you from wind, sun rays or water. Hand gloves are a must-have in this type of sailing, and what can also come very handy, are waterproof dry bags and all sorts of waterproof gadget bags. But, what is sailing at all without an appropriate and satisfying crew? Catching the wind in your sails would be nothing without the support of your adrenaline crew, so you will most likely pick the people who are looking forward pushing their edges on an adrenaline sailing vacation with you.
After a long day at sea, testing your sailing skills can make you exhausted and hungry so you will want to anchor in some of the Croatian bays or coves and go tasting some of the local delicacies. Whether you’ll want to find secluded or crowded bays, Croatian coast is full of anchoring spots that will perfectly suit your needs. You can combine great food and magnificent, calm night on Murter, Brač, Hvar or Korčula islands. Choosing the right sailing yacht is of the main importance because instead of paying attention to comfort and spaciousness you will need 2, 3 or 4 cabin sailing yachts that will make you improve your sailing skills with their high-level sailing performance and ease of handling.
All in all, both sailing types will give you an insight into a completely different way of meeting Croatia and Croatian people, customs or typical food. We hope we have given you a wider picture and cleared your minds when it comes to opting for one of these two types of sailing.
So, are you adrenaline or recreational type of sailor?
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