Accomplished sailor Webb Chiles once said that "a sailor is an artist, whose medium is the wind." While sailing the sparkling Adriatic Sea with some talented sailors one afternoon, my husband and I came to understand why that quote is so fitting.
Croatia has a rich maritime history, and some of the world's most beautiful coastline. We were lucky enough to make the seaside town of Trogir, Croatia our 'home away from home' for 7 weeks this past winter/spring. During that time, we were lucky to befriend a jovial Trogir local named Ivica, who has been sailing most of his life, and who owns a yacht charter company. One day, we were able to join his friends for their first sail of the season out on the Adriatic. The excursion was surely one of the highlights of our time in Trogir - we saw dolphins and a beautiful sunset, and we learned a bit about the fine art of sailing.
We had hoped to sail on a yacht from Ivica's fleet, but had come to Trogir too early in the sailing season to do so (February/March). Nevertheless, he tempted us with the mention of some great weeklong itineraries (hopping from island to island) that are ideal for a summer visit. We hope we'll be back to the Dalmatian Coast someday soon so that we can sail the open seas for a week or more.
For more details, here's my original blog post: http://triciaannemitchell.com/2013/03/21/sailing-day-trip-from-trogir-croatia-adriatic/