Croatia First Regatta

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    We’ve shortened the charter time, lengthened the races and added spinnakers – bring on the competition!
    crews race the Beneteau First 45 Croatia

    Unlike our famous Croatia Yacht Rally, the FIRST Regatta is a little more serious when it comes to racing.  Get the blood pumping in this action packed week of racing through some of Croatia’s most stunning islands. Bring your travelling companions along to view all the action from our luxury spectator yacht, and after each race spend the night on land in boutique accommodation. Enjoy a fun-filled regatta program each night, plus plenty of time to soak up the history, people, food and sites of Croatian culture.

    The scheduled program for the Inaugural Croatia First Regatta is based on the following with 6 races planned over 6 days:

    Saturday June 28
    Check in at the Radisson Blu Hotel 1400 hours
    Crew registration at the Radisson Blu Hotel 1600 hours
    Yacht check-in (skipper and mate) at Marina Kaštela 1600 hours
    Welcome Cocktail Party at the Radisson Blu Hotel 1930 hours

    Sunday June 29
    Transfer from hotel to Marina Kaštela 0900 hours
    Race 1 - Passage Race from Split to Vis Start 1300 hours
    Distance approximately 30 nautical miles  
    Hotel check in Vis town, Vis  Upon arrival
    Monday June 30
    Race 2 - Triangular course near Vis Start 1300 hours
    Distance approximately 15 nautical miles  
    Presentation dinner and drinks for Race 1 and 2 in Vis 1900 hours
    Hotel accommodation in Vis town, Vis  

    Tuesday July 1
    Race 3 - Passage Race from Vis to Hvar via Bisevo Start 1300 hours
    Distance approximately 30 nautical miles  
    Hotel Check in Palmižana, St. Klement Island Upon arrival

    Wednesday July 2
    Race 4 - Triangular course near Hvar Start 1300 hours
    Distance approximately 15 nautical miles  
    Presentation dinner for Race 3 and 4 on St. Klement Island 1930 hours
    Hotel accommodation in Palmižana, St. Klement Island  
    Thursday July 3
    Race 5 – Passage race from Hvar to Korčula Start 1300 hours
    Distance approximately 33 nautical miles  
    Hotel Check in Korčula town, Korčula  

    Friday July 4
    Race 6 –Windward return course in the Korčula passage Start 1100 hours
    Distance approximately 12 nautical miles  
    Complete yacht charter check out procedures 1400 hours
    Final night dinner and presentation for race 5 and 6 and overall trophy Start 1930 hours
    Hotel accommodation in Korčula town, Korčula  

    Saturday July 5
    Hotel check out and transfer to the ferry terminal for return to Split 0900 hours

  • Croatia

    With over a thousand islands and 4,000 km of coastline, the Adriatic is one of the best cruising destinations in the world. This area averages over 2,600 hours of sunshine per year and has an impressive chain of immaculately clean full service marinas with water, electricity,  super markets and laundry facilities - it really is hard to beat. Read more
  • FEES 
    The required fees for the Croatia First Regatta 2014 are as follows:
    Yacht Charter Fee (per yacht)
    AUD 12,995 OR EURO 8,995

    Yacht Charter fee Includes:
    • 7 day Charter of Beneteau First 45
    • Yacht Registration Fee
    • One way Charter Redelivery Fee
    • Spinnaker and running gear
    • Final Yacht Cleaning
    • Local Taxes
    • Berthing of the yacht for 6 nights
    • 24/7 Technical Support for the yacht
    • Transit log
    • Race Management
    • On-board WiFi
    Regatta Entry Fee (per participant/spectator)
    AUD 2,795 OR EURO 1,935

    Entry Fee Includes:
    • 7 night’s hotel accommodation on a twin share basis including breakfast
    • All hotel and marina transfers as per Regatta program
    • Post-Race functions and entertainment according to the Regatta program
    • Welcome Cocktail function in Split
    • Final Night Dinner and Presentation in Korčula
    • Inter-Island transport for spectators and luggage
    • Croatia First Regatta Crew Shirts and Caps
    Entry Fee Excludes:
    • Travel Insurance
    • Refundable security deposit payable by credit card (applicable to yacht charter only)
    • Provisioning on the yacht on race days
    • Some dinners according to the Regatta Itinerary
    • Airfares and taxes
    • Airport Transfers
  • Beneteau First 45

    Designer: Phillipe Briand Yacht Design
    Beneteau First 45 image of the hullHull Length: 13.68 m
    Hull Beam: 4.20 m
    Keel: Iron Keel with Torpedo
    Rig: Fractional, triple spreader
    Mainsail: 60.70m2 Full batten Spectra, Tri-radial cut, 2 reefs
    Genoa: 52,50 m2 Roller Furling, Spectra 108% Tri-radial cut
    Spinnaker: 182 m2 nylon 1.5 oz. 180 % Tri-radial cut
    • Length: 14.07m
    • Draft: 2.4m
    • Cabins: 3
    • Berths: 6
    • Heads: 2
    • Built: 2009 - 2013