Your Sailing Vacation and Seasons
When you are booking your sailing boat vacation in Croatia, Italy or Slovenia there are a few considerations you need to keep in mind. There really isn’t a right versus wrong way to go, it all just really depends on the primary reason for your sailing at the time of year you are traveling. Here are a couple of tips for making your sail boat vacation all you want it to be.
Depending on the area you are traveling to, there are concerts, festivals, sailing regattas, and more. Have these dates for those events you definitely want to attend ready and know where they are being held. You may want to schedule your sailing vacation to begin or end with one of these events so you can be more flexible as the trip progresses. The regattas and fishing events typically begin in the summer months and concerts in the spring to early summer in Venice. If there is more than one festival or event you want to attend, you want to make sure you have a good idea how long it will take you to sail from Croatia to Italy and back. If you have any questions about that, contact someone in the area and ask. The company that you rented your sailboat from should be able to help you.
Summers in Croatia can be very mild or you may run into a low pressure system with hurricane wind force potential. Be prepared with a plan B for each stop in case you encounter impassable storms along the way. When there isn’t a problem with storms, you may encounter a significant amount of heat. Be sure you are prepared with plenty of drinking water and cool outer clothing. Taking a dip in the Adriatic Sea may help cool you down on those days. Winters on the other hand can be very cold, make sure you are prepared with adequate clothing.
The early morning and late afternoon sun glare can temporarily blind you and if you are piloting a sailboat, that’s not a good thing. Make sure you have a good pair of sunglasses to cut down on that glare so you can avoid other boats, large obstacles and the occasional whale. They don’t have to be prescription or designer sunglasses, just make sure they are dark enough to work.
In Summer and Winter the sun beats down on the Adriatic and reflects UV rays upward. So you and your skin are getting bombarded from two different directions. Make sure you have sufficient SPF protection factor cream so you can avoid sun burns and worse, sun poisoning. And if this trip is your first excursion into the naturist community, while they do mind people wearing clothing and sitting on their beach, they don’t mind at all if you lather sun protection on in generous amounts. That is something that really is a necessity if you want to continue your sailboat vacation in some sort of relative comfort.