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Licence For Steering With a Yacht
Croatian law requires that one person need a valid skipper licence for operating with yacht, and VHF licence as well, issued by a state department in authority.
We suggest you to send us a copy of your licence before you make the reservation of the yacht, so we could check the validity of your licence in Croatia at the Port authority.
If your licence is not adequate for charter a yacht in Croatia, you can always take a skipper or take the exam upon arrival to Croatia, so as to get a valid licence.
Once you’ve made your decision about your reservation, we urge you to carefully read all the articles of the rental contract. Once you have signed the contract, you accept all its conditions.
Originally, the sea was known in Latin as Mare Superum.
Later, it was replaced by Mare (H)Adriaticum. The name, derived from the Etruscan colony of Adria (or Hadria), originally designated only the upper portion of the sea (Herodotus vi. 127, vii. 20, ix. 92; Euripides, Hippolytus, 736), but was gradually extended as the Syracusan colonies gained in importance. The name Adria derives from the Illyrian word adur meaning “water” or “sea”.
The Adriatic Sea is situated largely between the eastern coast of Italy and Croatia, which are both major tourist attractions. It was used by the ancient Romans to transport goods (including animals and slaves) to Ostia (the Roman port).
The west shore is generally low, merging, in the northwest, into the marshes and lagoons on either hand of the protruding delta of the river Po, the sediment of which has pushed forward the coastline for several miles within historic times—Adria is now some distance from the shore.
On islands within one of the lagoons opening from the Gulf of Venice, Venice has its unique situation. Other notable cities on the Italian coast are Trieste, Ravenna, Rimini, Ancona, Pescara, Bari, and Brindisi.
The east coast is generally bold and rocky, with many islands. South of the Istrian Peninsula, which separates the Gulfs of Venice and Trieste from the Bay of Kvarner, the island-fringe of the east coast extends as far south as Dubrovnik. The island of Cres is the largest island in the sea, slightly larger than nearby Krk.
The islands, which are long and narrow (the long axis lying parallel with the coast of the mainland), rise rather abruptly to elevations of a few hundred feet, with the exception of a few larger islands like Brač (Vidova gora, 778 m) or the peninsula Pelješac (St. Ilija, 961 m). There are over a thousand islands in the Adriatic, 66 of which are inhabited.
On the mainland, notably in the Gulf of Kotor (Boka Kotorska; named after the town of Kotor), lofty mountains often fall directly to the sea.
The prevalent colour of the rocks is a light, dead grey, contrasting harshly with the dark vegetation, which on some of the islands is luxuriant. In fact, Montenegro (Black Mountain) was named after the black pines that cover the coast there, and similarly the Greek name for the island of Korčula is Korkyra Melaina meaning “Black Corfu”.
It is interesting to note the vast difference between the Italian and Croatian coasts on the Adriatic. Although only a small distance from each other, the Croatian Coast and beaches are generally many times clearer, cleaner and bluer than Italy’s. Croatia is known for its Crystal clear water.
Winds are of great importance and have a large effect on the climate. The strongest winds are in the winter months of the year, especially in the coastal and mountainous regions of Croatia, where they significantly modify the climate.
On the Adriatic coast the most known wind is the Bura. Bura blows from the mainland towards the sea; it is cold, dry and is an extremely strong wind that can last for up to a few days. For strength and speed Bura is considerably more noticeable in Rijeka, Senj, Maslenica, Split, Vrulja and Makarska. Its frequency drops from northern Dalmatian towards southern Dalmatia. Bura usually blows in the winter parts of the year, causing at time dangerous traffic conditions. At times during the summer Bura can be strong, and can cause the rapid spread of forest fires.
Jugo mostly blows as a southeasterly wind. Jugo usually occurs when air masses from northern Africa, cross over to the Mediterranean, bringing with it large amounts of moisture. In Croatia, Jugo arrives as warm and wet air. Oftentimes dirty rains will fall.
During the summer, Maestral blows along the seaboard of Croatia. The wind is of a northwesterly current between the azure maximum and the field of low pressure on the east. Maestral blows at a constant and slow pace, which is very comfortable during the summer as it, alleviates the summer heat on the islands and along the coast.