Sailing in Croatia
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Sailing in Croatia

Your European summer adventure is just days away.  Your exciting journey begins with sailing in Croatia.  Summer is pretty easy to pack for but sailing?  Don’t stress, we’ve got you covered!

We’ve compiled a super simple list of what to wear when sailing in Croatia.  Plus we’ve included a few things you should bring along for the ride.

What do I wear?

Soft soled shoes –  Shoes with a soft rubber sole to ensure you don’t slip and fall on deck and don’t leave any scuffmarks on your boat. Ideal shoes to wear are boat shoes, or espadrilles

Thongs (flip flops)

Swimwear –  We recommend brining at least two pairs

Sunglasses –  These are an absolute must, although the Adriatic Sea is stunning, the glare is awfully strong and of course it doesn’t hurt to look the part

Lightweight clothes –  Its important to note you’ll be in your swimwear most of the time, however it is important to have clothes you can wear over your swimwear especially for when the temperature drops at night.  Ideally suited items include:

  • T-shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Shorts
  • Cover-ups (e.g. kaftans)
  • Pants

A light jacket –  Although the temperature in Croatia is fairly hot, it can cool down a bit in the evening, and if you’re travelling outside of peak season the temperature is much cooler

A hat – Broad brimmed is best or a cap

What should I bring?

The most important things you should bring are:

  • Passport
  • Bank cards
  • Phone (and charger)
  • Charter certificates/booking confirmation information
  • Your visa (if required)
  • Local currency (Euros)
  • A soft bag that is easy to clean is preferable. You can keep all your items and clothes in the bag and having a soft bag is much easier to store compared to a bulky suitcase
  • Essential toiletries include:
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Body lotion
    • Soap/body wash
    • Shampoo & conditioner
    • Dry shampoo (better for a sailing trip than shampoo and conditioner)
    • Hairbrush
    • Hygiene products including deodorant
    • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen, lots and lots of sunscreen. It’s best to bring your own from home because buying it in Croatia can be rather expensive
  • Lip balm
  • If you suffer from sea sickness, don’t forget your medication
  • A towel.  Most rental sailing companies provide them but pack one in case, and if you don’t need it, you can roll it up and use it as a pillow on deck
  • Camera. Remember your charger as well and an extra memory card just in case
  • European power adapter
  • A book or two to pass the time
  • Waterproof bags or zip lock bags to protect your phone and camera

So now you’re ready to go sailing in Croatia.  With your essentials sorted, all that’s left to do is enjoy the serene seas and enchanting towns on offer in Croatia.

References:  Thanks to Chasing the Donkey, Sail Croatia