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Croatia’s fantastic climate, cuisine, endless activities, friendly people and superb sailing ensure the return of many vacation makers year after year. Discover beautiful bays ideal for swimming, lovely little rustic fishing villages, as well as its bustling nightlife. Come to our next planning party to learn more about joining us.

Croatia: Coast of a Thousand Islands

The Adriatic coast of Croatia is known as 'The Coast of A Thousand Islands' and its idyllic sailing conditions and easy line-of-sight navigation mean that it has long been a favorite flotilla vacation destination. This historic coastline has it all: majestic walled cities with Medieval cobbled streets, ancient ruins, romantic cities, vineyard-covered hillsides and national parks offering pine forests with deserted coves and crystal clear turquoise waters – one stunning sight after another.

Sailing in Croatia

Setting sail from picturesque Agana is allows easy cruising south to the Islands of Vis, Hvar, Brac and Korcula with their quaint coastal villages and traditional way of life. Brac has charming fishing villages and superb range of dining places, and in Hvar you can climb to the top of the island for dinner at a hillside restaurant with an extraordinary panoramic view of the Adriatic. Have your camera at the ready as you glide past countless panoramic views and enjoy delicious Croatian cuisine.

Favorable Winds And Permanent Sunshine

The climate and conditions are ideal for gentle coastal cruising. Summer temperatures range from 73 – 86 F (23 – 30 C), winds are generally light and variable in the mornings with afternoon breezes and calm nights.

Winds range from 5 – 20 knots. Navigation is line-of-sight. Lazy lines are in use at many town quays and the tidal range is minimal.

OCSC’s Flotillas

If you haven’t been on a flotilla before, here’s how it works. OCSC reserves several boats for the location and holds a series of planning parties to explain the details and answer questions from anyone who is interested. Some members choose to reserve a whole boat with their friends and family; some hook up with other singles or couples to form their own boat; a third option is to charter a cabin on a boat skippered by an OCSC Instructor. These planning meetings are the best way to decide which option works best for you. We suggest that you use them to meet potential shipmates, other skippers, and the OCSC personnel who will be leading the flotilla.

Flotilla charters are ideal for first-time skippers since OCSC helps in cruise planning, introduces individuals to others interested in sharing a yacht, and sends an experienced ‘group leader’ along. The security in this type of ‘buddy-boating’ is one reason for flotilla-style chartering, but the ease of participation, sailing with lots of friends made at the planning parties and multi-boat get-togethers in the evenings make any charter that much more enjoyable.

How to Get Involved

There are three ways to get involved. You can charter your own yacht, let us help you hook up with other members and sailors, or book a cabin on an OCSC Flotilla Leader’s yacht.

  • Option 1: With a small deposit (appx. 15%), you may reserve a boat with your friends or family, or reserve a boat and let us help you find crewmates. 
  • Option 2: If you want to go but need to hook up with others on the flotilla, we will help you meet some other sailors to join a boat or set up a crew.
  • Option 3: If you like the idea of learning more while you relax, consider reserving a cabin on one of the OCSC Flotilla Leader yachts. All OCSC flotilla leaders are qualified sailing instructor with years of cruising experience. They make wonderful skippers, and are perfectly willing to make the experience for you as educational as you like. In addition to your share of the charter, you have only an additional skipper fee to pay: $450 per person, double occupancy, or $900 per cabin. If you come as a single, we will work to help you find a cabin mate or you can pay for a full cabin for privacy.
Giving Back to the fragile environment we cherish

Since it’s founding, OCSC has been committed to environmental protection. We have always felt that especially since our business is built on enjoying nature, we are compelled to support organizations that work as guardians for all of us. Part of our approach has been to focus our efforts and appreciation on areas that we are privileged to visit on our bareboat flotillas.

To help this end your participation in our flotilla includes an additional contribution of $50 per person. The funds we collect are donated to an environmental protection initiative in the region we visit.

Yachts range in size from 40–51 feet

Cost of adventures and flotillas vary depending on factors like attendence, the number of people in your crew, and size of your yacht. Please inquire for trip rates and pricing.

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Dates and Leaders
Start End Leaders

September 17, 2016

October 1, 2016

Rich Jepsen