The CBYA ran our first charter-cruise trip during September 2018.
It was a great success – mainly due to the excellent planning and organisation by Tanya & Peter.
We chartered two Bavaria 46 yachts from Trogir, near Split, and spent a week cruising around the Dalmatian Islands. We visited Solta, Hvar, Piklini islands, Korčula, Vis, and Brač.
Fifteen signed up for the cruise.
Skipper – Peter English
First Mate – Alan Mason
Navigator – Tanya Bultje
Crew – Shirley Swan, Stu and Sandra Mason, Gaby Ferenczy
Skipper – Bruce Cowen
First Mate – Hugh Epsom
Navigator -Debby Cowen
Crew – Anita and Galloway Bell, Tone Kongsgaard, Anders Jonsson, Gillian Ashworth
The crews worked very well together, and we enjoyed several cabaret nights on board, courtesy of Peter & Alan. Click HERE for a sample!
Light winds and calm seas, and we managed to avoid the bora (bura in Croatian) – a northern to north-eastern katabatic wind that can gust up to 100kph – which started just after we disembarked!
We spent time exploring Split before the cruise, and transferred to Dubrovnik after the cruise via Mostar (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and Ston. Some of us also managed to squeeze in a day trip to Kotor in Montenegro.
Peter will give a presentation about the trip on Monday 3 December in Jávea.
Plans are already in place for the next CBYA charter-cruise – we now plan to run one every year if possible.
Many thanks to Tanya & Peter for planning and running the trip.
Financial details can be seen at https://cbya.org/cruising-in-croatia-with-the-cbya/