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Sail Faster

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Thinking about joining a regatta but don’t know how to start? Keen on sailing fast around buoys but lack experience or basic knowledge? Do you have some regatta experience but need to learn how to correctly handle and trim a spinnaker or gennaker? Join the famous Croatian sailor Stipe Vitaljic and his Sail Faster programme.

Duration: 3 sailing days (Friday to Sunday – long weekend)Availability: 08 - 10 March 2024Age: Min 18Language: depending on the crew – Croatian, German or EnglishDaily schedule: 9 - 18 h

Sail Faster – Course Description

We promise you lots of sailing fun and loads of knowledge on this intense three-day regatta sailing course. Our next dates are in spring 2024 with the theme of gennaker sailing. It s simple, it s fast, and it s fun. Due to high demand we have two spring dates – hurry up to secure your place.

This course is a perfect fit for individuals or formed crews with advanced sailing experience interested in learning the gennaker A – Z.

To be able to concentrate on regatta sailing skills, you’ll be based in our home marina Jezera. You’ll sail out daily for training and return to port in the afternoon for a well-deserved rest.

You’ll be in the best possible hands of one of the finest Croatian sailors and (among other brilliant achievements) a World Match Race Tour Event Germany champion Stipe Vitaljić.

We can organise private accommodation for you and your crew with a surcharge.

What will you learn:

  • Short theory on gennaker sailing
  • Gennaker preparation, hoisting and dropping 
  • Gennaker trim for different wind angles and strength
  • Gybing with gennaker
  • Communication between the trimmer and the helmsman
  • Sailing the straight course, lay lines
  • Upwind and downwind mark rounding 
  • Tips for shorthanded sailing


Jezera and surrounding islands and bays.


  • Perfectly clean, heated, spacious and fast sailing yacht
  • Accommodation on board (shared cabins) – we can organise private accommodation for you and your crew with a surcharge
  • Free unlimited wi-fi on board
  • Instructor
  • RIB for setting the regatta field
  • Docking fees
  • Fuel
  • Cooking gas
  • Bed sheets, covers, duvets, pillows, pillowcases, towels
  • Cleaning utensils, kitchen towels, bathroom soap
  • Final cleaning
  • Tourist tax
  • VAT

Not included:

  • Flights and travel costs
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Food & drinks – for the crew and the instructor


DEHLER 38 SQ - Blue Eye

Speed meets quality and comfort

Dehler 38 SQ is the newest model from a famous German shipyard Dehler, traditionally known for their quality built yachts. A "true performance cruiser", says the renowned Sail magazine. That means the boat is fast but has everything needed for comfortable cruising. Another review says Dehler did a great job with this model while "keeping the boat as simple to use and fun".

We needed only one short sail with our Blue Eye to confirm that all these reviews were accurate. And we're sure you'll quickly realise why she's a perfect yacht for learning sailing. She has performance Quantum sails and a sleek, sharp, sporty line, so she sails well even on light wind.

Two very responsive carbon wheels enhance the manoeuvrability and provide a good feel of the boat's movement, even more so because they control only one deep rudder. The stern is spacious and broad, so there's enough room for a swimming platform with an integrated ladder.

The cockpit is spacious, with a fixed foldable table that enables the crew to enjoy their meals and drinks on the deck under the shade of a large bimini top. It also provides enough room for active sailing, and three winches on each side - a rarity in the class - prove the yacht is made to perform. Teak wood covers the cockpit deck, and the rest has a non-skid finish.

BLUE EYE is our training yacht registered for the RYA courses, so you can be sure she has everything needed for safe sailing. Also, a radar and an active radar reflector – which makes the yacht more visible to big ships - enhance her safety. She has the latest B&G chart plotter and instruments.

She has 38 feet, around 11,4 meters. The interior has three roomy double cabins, a cosy saloon, a foldable dining table, a chart table, and a fully equipped kitchen with a sink, stove and a large fridge. There's also a bathroom with a toilet and a shower, and all wastewater goes to a holding tank. Large windows in the saloon and cabins allow natural light below the deck. The shipyard used only fine woods - teak, mahogany and oak - for the furniture, which matched perfectly with the bright upholstery.

Additionally, BLUE EYE has a hot air heating system installed to keep the crew comfortably warm after sailing in spring and autumn. She also has substantial autonomy with a freshwater tank of 295 litres, a fuel tank of 160 litres, and service batteries of 160 Ah, so she stays comfortable even on a more extended cruise.

Stipe Vitaljić

Stipe has been a pro sailor all his life, once a member of the Croatian National Team in Match Race Sailing, now taking part in numerous regattas in different classes with the world's finest sailors: Melges 24, Swan 36, RC 44, Star sailors league… He is the author of the first Croatian regatta sailing handbook for sail trim and crew work for 30-50 ft boats. Holding a degree in Pedagogy, he enjoys teaching and has trained numerous regatta crews. A complete sportsman – in his free time, he is a CrossFit trainer.

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