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Croatia is a great yacht charter destination for beginner to experienced level sailors. The best time to sail is May through October. A sailing license/certificate and VHF radio license is required for bareboat and flotilla yacht charters. If you are on a skippered bareboat or cabin charter, you do not require any experience or certification to sail with a skipper.
||This less traveled area is prone to more sporadic weather patterns. It offers line of sight navigation but more challenging weather conditions.|
|South Croatia||This is an excellent charter region offering line of sight navigation, consistent light winds in the summer and short passages.|
The Adriatic Sea is generally calm and offers exceptional sailing conditions, however strong nighttime Bora winds can develop in the spring or fall. Summer winds are consistent light northerlies from to 10-20mph. Stronger winds over 30mph may occur during July, August and September. A one-meter short chop is the typical wave height in the Adriatic, but two to three meter swells may develop. Tides are minimal in the Mediterranean ranging between 20-60cm.
Croatia has some of the nicest marinas in Europe, offering mooring on lazy lines -fixed underwater moorings with access lines on the wharf, and many services ashore. Lazy lines are also available from restaurants docks ashore and there are mooring balls available at some anchorages that can be hired from local authorities. Read more about Med Mooring on our yacht charter details pages.
Croatia operates under region A of the international navigational system - red right leaving.