Croatia Yacht Rally 2014

13 to 29 June - 17 Days

From $4950pp

  • Croatia has matured since we first visited 12 years ago and travellers have embraced this destination with abandon. The domed towers of her medieval towns, Mediterranean cuisine, her chaotic history and startling natural beauty have endeared her to us all.

    Rally travellers enjoy short passages, great sailing breezes, flat seas and changing scenery.  After exploring the coves and bays of Milne we race to Viz and the energy peeks at the post-race dinners where we share close-call stories, afterwards we walk to our quay-side homes under the stars. We visit cobbled streets and fortressed cities and endeavour to take in this ancient blend of cultures. Music, dance, locally made produce and handcrafts are tested and tried as we float and race in equally enjoyable measure around this coveted part of the Adriatic Sea.

    Sailors or non-sailors, singles, couples and entire crews - No sailing experience necessary.
  • For 2014
    map of croatia from Trogir to Dubrovnik

    Day 1:

    Hotel in Split. Relax for the evening or visit the palace of Diocletian in the old city of Split.

    Day 2:

    Embarkation. Enjoy a welcome lunch in UNESCO protected historic town of Trogir before yacht embarkation in the nearby port of Kaštela.

    Day 3:

    Cruise to Milna. Cruise from Kaštela to the Island of Brač. Overnight in the port of Milna.

    Day 4:

    Race 1 to Vis 8 nm. Race to Vis after a lunch and swim stop, an unspoilt rugged island which only recently opened to tourism post 1989. Post-race dinner ashore.

    Day 5:

    Leisure Day. Vis has so much to offer. Wander the picturesque, cobbled streets, enjoy an organic winery tour or head inland to one of the restaurants run by local farmers.

    Day 6:

    Race 2 to Hvar 12 nm. Race in the afternoon to Hvar. Moor in the ACI marina on the island of St. Klement and enjoy the post-race dinner at the unforgettable Meneghellos restaurant.

    Day 7:

    Leisure Day. Take one of the frequent water taxis to the main port in Hvar. Climb the steps to the hilltop fortress, browse the fresh food markets or simply relax on the waterfront.

    Day 8:

    Race 3 to Lastovo 14 nm. After a morning cruise to Vela Luka race in the afternoon to Zaklopatica on Lastovo, one of the lesser known islands in Croatia. Moor to the quay of the restaurant and enjoy the post-race dinner ashore.

    Day 9:

    Leisure Day. If you are feeling energetic, trek inland to the small town of Lastovo, which dates back to the 15th Century. Cruise in the afternoon to a secluded bay to spend the night. Skrivena Luka with Porto Rosso restaurant is an option.

    Day 10:

    Race 4 to Korcula 12 nm. After a morning cruise we will race to Korcula. Berthing is in the well-equipped and centrally located ACI marina. Tonight we have a very special local entertainment at our post-race dinner ashore.

    Day 11:

    Leisure Day. The incredible old town of Korčula is a walled city, rich in history and culture. Navigate the alleys and cobblestone streets and enjoy lunch in one of the numerous waterfront restaurants.

    Day 12:

    Race 5 to Mljet - 13 nm. Race after lunch and moor to the quay in the secluded bay of Polace, relax and take a swim before dinner at one of the more “lively” restaurants.

    Day 13:

    Leisure day. Mljet is a wooded island – in fact 72% of it is covered in forests. The northern end of Mljet is a National park known for the two adjoining salt water lakes Malo Jezero and Veliko Jezero. Take a morning walk through the National Park then set off in the afternoon to a secluded bay for the evening.

    Day 14:

    Race 6 to Kobas 12 nm. Race from Sobra to Kobas. Enjoy the post-race dinner ashore at a well known slow food restaurant before your last night on the boat!

    Day 15:

    Cruise to Dubrovnik. Take the time for a lazy morning swim before we cruise to Dubrovnik to disembark by 4:00pm. The group will then be transferred to luxury accommodation in Dubrovnik.

    Day 16:

    Leisure day. Immerse yourself in this UNESCO World Heritage listed town. Wander through the maze of the old walled town, explore the museums and walk the city wall. Dinner and the final presentation will be held at the hotel this evening.

    Day 17:

    Depart. Transfer to the airport or extend your stay in Croatia.

  • Yachts Cabins Heads 4 Crew 5 Crew 6 Crew 7 Crew 8 Crew
    Beneteau First 45 3 2 5,950 5,450 4,950    

    * Please note that all prices are subject to change, based on currency exchange rates.

    Standard Rally Prices include:
    • Mariner Boating guide with extensive local knowledge
    • Overnight hotel accommodation in Split on a twin share basis with breakfast
    • Transfer from hotel to marina
    • Welcome lunch and limited drinks in Trogir
    • Charter of the yacht selected for 13 nights on a bareboat basis
    • Local taxes
    • Dinghy and outboard motor
    • Final yacht cleaning
    • Two sets of bed linen and bath towels
    • One way charter redelivery fee
    • 24/7 technical support for the yacht
    • Berthing on race days according to the rally program
    • Transit log
    • Six post-race functions including dinner with limited drinks according to the rally program
    • Race management including post race results
    • Post race newsletters with lay day information
    • Race and event trophies
    • Rally vest or polo
    • Transfer from marina to hotel
    • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Dubrovnik on a twin share basis with breakfast
    • Final night dinner and limited drinks in Dubrovnik

    The Prices exclude:
    • Refundable security deposit payable by credit card     transaction validated but not processed
    • Travel Insurance
    • Provisioning
    • Marina fees on non race days (if applicable)
    • Flights and taxes

    Please note:
    • A completed booking form is required for all rally participants
    • Sailing qualifications are required to charter a yacht. Please enquire for details
    • A deposit of AUD $1,000 per person is required to confirm a booking
    • Prices are subject to currency fluctuation
    • Credit card transactions are subject to merchant fees
    • The itinerary and prices are correct at the time of issue but subject to changes without notice (08/04/2013)

    Personal Travel Insurance
    A valid travel insurance policy is a Mariner Boating booking term condition. We partner with Suresave, whom we have special arrangements for cover during our yacht rallies. Please ask your Mariner consultant for a Suresave no obligation quote.
  • 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