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Dubrovnik Adventure

To the pearl of the Adriatic – Dubrovnik! Mile building

Are you interested in some off-high season sailing and adding some extra miles to your logbook? Do you need a spring break that includes some serious sailing? We’ll visit the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ – Dubrovnik and spend a whole day exploring and enjoying the town.

Duration: 8 days (Saturday to Sunday)Availability: 07 – 15 June 2024Age: Min 18 (12 - 18 only accompanied by parent/guardian)Language: depending on the crew – Croatian, English, German

Dubrovnik Adventure – Description

What if we take you on our flagship – Pisces, Beneteau Oceanis 51.1 First – to an offshore-mile building adventure to the shiniest jewel in the crown of Croatia – the magnificent town of Dubrovnik – combining sailing roughly 300 NM with a city break of a kind? We’ll visit the town that owes so much to the Adriatic sea in the best possible way – by sailing. A little extra treat – we’ll spend a whole day in the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ to explore and enjoy the town.

Iconic walls surround this medieval town while it bathes in the timeless azure Adriatic sea. The Town Republic of Dubrovnik became a significant Mediterranean sea trading power in the 13th century. Thanks to its diplomatic skills and wealth, the small aristocratic Republic of Dubrovnik, which had no considerable military force, managed to stay independent till the 19th century when Napoleon’s troops occupied it in 1808.

Although severely damaged by an earthquake in 1667, Dubrovnik kept its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. The UNESCO world heritage site town was heavily damaged again in the 1990s during the Croatian war of independence. Now restored, it is a traveller’s magnet because of its magnificent architectural heritage, rich history and culture, perfect climate and the abundant beauty of south Dalmatia.

We’ll meet in Jezera on Friday, check-in, provision and get ready for the cruise. On Saturday, we’ll sail out for the first leg of our voyage. On the way to Dubrovnik, we plan to visit the towns of Vis, Korcula and Lastovo and KomiΕΎa on our way back – with the exact plan depending on the weather. We’re returning to Jezera packed with new experiences next Friday afternoon/evening.

Arriving in Dubrovnik on Monday, Tuesday will be reserved for sightseeing. We recommend starting with a promenade in Stradun or Placa, the main street, while getting first impressions of one of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful cities. At the end of it, don’t miss a visit to the two palaces – the Rectors palace (the administrative centre of the Dubrovnik Republic) and the Sponza palace (that served as a customs office, warehouse, armoury, treasury, bank and school, trading centre and business meeting place).

The stunning town of stone is surrounded by 1,940 m long well-preserved stone walls – the Walls tour is a must – the fantastic views will take your breath away over and over again. Take a short break from the sun by visiting the Maritime Museum to learn about the centuries-long, awe-inspiring seafaring tradition of the Dubrovnik Republic.

On the way to Dubrovnik and back, we’ll sail about 300 nautical miles. During that time, the instructor will teach you the large boat sailing and safety basics, navigating with plotter and paper charts, trip planning, and using radar and meteorological basics.

This is not a fixed programme course like our RYA courses since our primary goal is distance sailing to Dubrovnik (unless impossible due to the weather conditions). However, you’ll still get plenty of opportunities to learn and add many miles to your Logbook.

To be able to fully participate and enjoy the adventure, a minimum of basic sailing knowledge is required (RYA Competent Crew or an introductory sailing course of a similar level). This programme does not include night sailing passages – we plan to sail quite some miles during the daytime and dock every night in a different port.


  • The cruise on a perfectly clean, heated, spacious and fast sailing yacht
  • Accomodation on board in two person cabins with ensuite bathrooms
  • Free unlimited wi-fi on board
  • Flatfurling gennaker
  • Skipper
  • Docking fees in the base marina - ACI marina Jezera
  • Cooking gas
  • Basic sanitary equipment
  • Bed sheets, covers, duvets, pillows, pillowcases, towels - two per person
  • Final cleaning
  • Dinghy with an outboard engine
  • Diver
  • VAT

Not included:

  • Flights and travel costs
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Docking/buoy fees in other marinas/bays
  • Fuel
  • Food & drinks – for the crew and the skipper
  • Tourist tax


  • Assumed knowledge: RYA Competent Crew or an introductory sailing course of a similar level

BENETEAU OCEANIS 51.1, First Line – Pisces

Performance with style and luxury

Famous French shipyard Beneteau announced the Oceanis 51.1 as the first in a new generation of cruising yachts - spacious, elegant, cleverly designed, easy to handle, fast and comfortable. And they delivered big, as usual. From its introduction, the model collected appraisals all over the sailing community because of its innovative and bold design.

When Beneteau announced the model in 2018., we realised we wanted one in our fleet and acted fast. So one of the first yachts produced and delivered in Croatia was our Pisces. Since we love performance yachts, we opted for the 'First' line model.

Compared to the owner and charter versions, she has a longer mast, 35 % more sails, and an extended performance keel. There are also four electrical winches compared to the usual hand-operated two. She has a fully battened main sail, while the Code Zero sail enhances her performance even on a light wind.

However, her sailing abilities don't overshadow all the comfort and luxury the yacht enables her crew. Its clever design makes her interior and cockpit space unparalleled in the class. That is the main reason we chose it for our Mile Building programs.

We're sure you'll enjoy both of her sides and quickly realise why she's the true queen of our fleet. In her almost 15 meters, there's enough room for four large double-bed cabins with en suite shower and toilette each. Additionally, there is a skipper cabin with a shower too. All wastewater goes to holding tanks.

Her kitchen is worthy of a true chef and a saloon the size of the living room, with a smart TV. Thanks to large windows, the interior is bathing in the sunlight. The cockpit offers many relaxation and sunbathing areas, including a large - remotely controlled - swimming platform and a wide teak cockpit table with an integrated fridge.

However, there are also white carbon steering wheels and performance electrical winches for a complete sailing experience. Three chart plotters - two outside and one inside - and navigation instruments, including three race instruments on the mast bracket, are the latest Garmin models. A radar enhances navigation safety.

With heating installed, a freshwater tank of 770 litres, a fuel tank of 400 litres, and a 110 horsepower engine, she'll be a pleasant and luxurious home, even on an extended offshore cruise.

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