YachtXP is departing from tradition and hosting Fall Splash 2024 in a new destination! We're heading across the pond to the Mediterranean - specifically Split Croatia. Why Split?
Stunning Coastline and Islands: Croatia boasts one of the most picturesque coastlines in the world, with over a thousand islands scattered along the Adriatic Sea. The Dalmatian Coast, where Split is located, is known for its crystal-clear waters, hidden coves, and charming fishing villages. Exploring these islands and coastline by boat allows you to discover secluded beaches and unspoiled landscapes.
Historical and Cultural Richness: Split is home to the UNESCO-listed Diocletian's Palace, a 1,700-year-old Roman palace complex that has been transformed into a living part of the city. This blend of ancient history and modern life is a unique feature of Split. You can experience the contrast between the bustling streets of the old town and the tranquility of the surrounding islands.
Island Hopping: Chartering a boat in Split gives you the flexibility to embark on exciting island-hopping adventures. You can visit islands like Hvar, Brac, Vis, and Korcula, each offering its own distinct charm, from vibrant nightlife to serene vineyards and historic sites. Local Cuisine and Wine: Croatia is gaining recognition for its delicious cuisine and excellent wines. You can enjoy fresh seafood, traditional Dalmatian dishes, and local wines at waterfront restaurants and taverns on the islands and along the coast.
Sailing Infrastructure: Split has a well-developed infrastructure for boat chartering, including marinas, yacht clubs, and a range of boat rental options. Whether you're an experienced sailor or a novice, you'll find services that cater to your needs.
But enough about how perfect a destination Split is, let's look at the route we're planning!
Never sailed? No problem! Join another group who has an experienced sailor. Just kick back, apply some sunscreen and enjoy a beverage! Want to sail the boat yourself? We can also arrange that.
This will blow any other spring trip out of the water. Every single day you will wake up to a sunrise either over a beautiful beach or across the ocean. You won’ t have to see the island twice. Want that morning swim? That's only 10 feet away.
Spring Sail 2023
Departing from Split, we'll head to a beautiful little village on the northwest end of the island of Brač, Sutivan. Picturesque, quiet, and charming. There are few tourists around in the absence of big hotels and apartments, though there is a lot to see. Sutivan is surrounded by ancient olive groves and beautiful vineyards, reachable by landscaped field roads. The field roads are both hiking and biking trails and are very suitable for sports and leisure.
Pučišća village is one of the prettiest villages in Europe. It is famous for its white limestone and beautiful architecture.Stonemason's school in Pučišća is the only one in Croatia and one of the few in Europe. The limestone was used in decorating the vestibule of the United Nations building in New York, which makes Brač's people, together with all other Croats, very proud. According to some sources, Brač's stone was used to build parts of the White House in Washington. Pučišća is also famous for its old olive groves, quality olive oil, and excellent wine from Pučišće vineyards.Before docking your yachts in Pučišća, stop by the beautiful sandy bay Lovrečina, halfway between Sutivan and Pučišća. Lovrečina is a wide, sandy beach excellent swimming stop when sailing with children.
Saturday Day 1 (Evening)
Sunday Day 2
Monday Day 3
Sailing around the east coast of the island of Brac towards the central north coast of Hvar, you will discover the beautiful Vrboska. Along a narrow and curving fjord, surrounded by thick pine forest, lies the smallest but probably the most beautiful town on Hvar island.Although Vrboska is the smallest town on Hvar, it has the largest marina – ACI Marina Vrboska. Her location is at the bottom of the long narrow bay, which is why it is virtually the perfect harbor because of protection from all winds.From Jelsa, you can take a short trip to the nearby villages, Pitve, Vrbanj, Vrisnik, and Svirče. Cycling trails, along with the Starigrad Fields, stretching from Vrboska to Starigrad, are ideal for lovers of active holidays.
We will receive all provisions and then congregate for 1-2 (limit strictly not enforced) beverages the evening of the trip!
It's back (Hopefully!) After a thrilling regatta in the British Virgin Islands two years ago and a follow up in St Martin, we're returning to the Hobie cats for another year. We'll divide up into several crews and race a combination of Hobie Cat variations. If racing isn't you pace, you can join the spectator boat or explore!
*Tentatively based upon availability of hobie cats.
Wednesday Day 5
Lovište is a small seaside town located in a cove near the western tip of the Pelješac peninsula. It is known as a wine region with some of the best red wines in the whole of Croatia.The area of Loviste bay includes about 4 km of coastline with numerous bays suitable for anchoring and natural beaches. Lovište is one of the favorite sailing destinations in the South Adriatic due to its natural beauty, the special gastronomic offer, and the unique feeling of tranquility.
Šćedro is a small island south of the island of Hvar. Protected as a nature park, in its untouched beauty, with many hidden coves, it provides an intimate experience to every visitor. Thanks to the indented coast, the island generously adorns numerous bays.There used to be two settlements on it, Mostir and Nastane. In addition to the remains of a Roman villa and looted ships in the seabed, in the bay of Mostir, there are the ruins of a Dominican monastery,There are only a few houses on the island, inhabited only in summer. Šćedro offers pleasure in peace, a quiet and clean sea, and delicious fresh fish in restaurants.
Friday Day 7
The crystal-clear waters, hidden beaches, deserted lagoons of the Pakleni Islands, and gorgeous chain of wooded isles stretch out immediately in front of the town of Hvar.On Pakleni Islands, there are several bays great for anchoring and buoy fields, Vinogradišće, Soline, Taršće, and ACI marina Palmižana. If you'd like to visit the town of Hvar, you can take a taxi boat from Palmižana.
Saturday Day 8
The monohull is the traditional sailing experience. You will feel the tilt of the boat (or heel as we call it). The waves will splash over the bow and you'll feel the boat accelerate and decelerate with the wind. You'll slice through waves and spend more time sailing. If you prioritize adventure over comfort, the monohull is for you.
The Catamaran provides plenty of comforts on a stable platform where you can stare at the beaches while you cook. You'll have berths with windows looking into the ocean and plenty of areas for sun bathing. If you prioritize comfort for adventure, the catamaran is for you.
What's your Yacht Preference?
Saint Martin Basics
Where are we leaving from?
Trogir, just 10 minutes from Split airport. The town of Trogir is a destination worth visiting no matter if you have a yacht charter starting from here, or if you are sailing by. The town has been around for more than 2000 years, and you can really feel it in both the old stunning buildings as well as the entire city planning.
What is the marina address?
Yacht Club Ceget
21218 Seget Donij
What time do we expect to leave?
7 AM on Sunday Morning. Please arrive Saturday night! A "sleep aboard" is included as part of the charter on Saturday night
When do we return?
Our intention is to be back to the marina Friday evening or very early Saturday morning.
Is there a security deposit for the boat?
A security deposit must be paid at the base by Visa or Master Card and is refundable at the end of your charter subject to there being no loss or damage. This varies by boat however usually ranges in the $300-400 per person. This is collected and managed by the skipper of your boat.
What do I need to bring?
Prior to the trip we will provide a suggested packing list. Split has an average high of mid to high 80's and lows in the high 60's - making fall the perfect time to go sailing.