sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Mariner Boating Holidays - Sailing just wont be the same again
Mariner Boating Holidays - Sailing just wont be the same again

'CR 12 12 051'    Trevor Joyce    Click Here to view large photo

Two weeks on a Beneteau First 45 sailing from Split to Dubrovnik in a fleet of identical 45’s has added a whole new dimension to the cruising experience for me.

With a series of seven fun races thrown in to spice the trip it was simply amazing to have the rest of the fleet within a minute or so of us on the water most of the time.

Our skipper and owner of RMYC based X43 Firefly, Dean Gillies said, 'I had the opportunity to test each of my moves on the water, live, which I suppose is just an endorsement of the often heralded merit of one design racing'. At the end of the series the scratch result had Greg Zyner as the clear leader, which meant of course that his Manly Yacht Club crew sailed their boat better than anyone else in the fleet. Four wins out of seven races is difficult to beat.

A result using 'Trev’s International Timing System' gave the silver to Paul Wood from the RPAYC after a count-back was needed to separate his Despoina and Hera, skippered by Dean Gillies.


As in the earlier bulletin, however, the Dalmatian islands were far and away the stars of the show and from Korcula the fleet meanedered down a track that included Polace and Okuklje on the green island of Mljet, Kobas on the mainland near Ston and Sipan, one of the Elefanti group of islands near the final port of call, Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik, what a place; it’s like something out of Disneyland except that it is real and seeing it first from the sea reinforced that perception. The walls are in-tact, the red rooves are gradually fading to the same colour while the church towers climb above the scene to compete with the dramatic escarpment behind the city.

Not long before our arrival, a new MRSC line cruising monster turned up with 4,000 people on board; all of them trying to get into Dubrovnik at the same time with long lines of buses and lines of people melting under the hot sun – what fun. A swim stop with 4,000 people in the water would really be something I would not want to see!

Another revelation from this year’s rally was the food, outstanding with only one exception was the consensus and even then exception was only marginal. Judy Dunstan sailing with husband Jim from the Squadron said 'we were here on the same rally in 2007 and there is no comparison between what we had then and on this trip. More variety, good quality, fresh, served very professionally and with great enthusiasm', she concluded.


Mariner Boating Holidays, who organize the Croatia Yacht Rally, have already booked the new First 45’s recently ordered from Beneteau to augment the existing fleet, which will be refitted for next year.

The details of the 2013 event are on www.marinerboating.com.au or from Lauren White on +61 2 9966 1244.


by Trevor Joyce

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=99330

8:02 AM Wed 4 Jul 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World

























Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,










Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club? by Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen


Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta by Bruce Fleming, Santa Barbara
















J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight












2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins by Dobbs Davis, Detroit


Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Brazilian dance party
IFDS Disabled Sailing Worlds Day 5 - USA fighting for Rio 2016 Berths
J/111 World Championship 2014 - Day 4: Shmokin Joe consolidates lead
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi on top - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 2
2014 IFDS World Championships - Breezy frustrations   
2014 Detroit Cup - Down to the final four   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Every finisher's a winner   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 2   
J/24 US National Championship - Will Welles leaps into lead   
J/111 World Championships - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 – Day 2   
Light wind and a freak storm at Youth Olympic Sailing Competition   
31st Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Declared 'best ever'   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Aussies on fire   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Saturday’s racing images by Tim Wilkes   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Day 5 images by Jude Robertson   
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Champ - Day 3 images by Joy Dunigan   
Holt’s 25-year dream comes true with 505 Worlds Victor   
Emirates Team NZ: Collision puts an end to bid for a better day at ESS   
Extreme Sailing Series: Ben Ainslie Racing - mixed results on Day 2   
America's Cup: New brand and image partnership announced with SME   
Extreme Sailing: Tough and testing day on Cardiff Bay - Day 2 + Video   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 1   
2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2!   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT