Category: Sailing Stories

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Why Do They Burn the Boat?

In the old and beautiful village Komiža on Vis island, Croatia, there is a special way of celebrating the day of St. Nicholas. Each year, the local youngsters burn the boat as part of the celebration.

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Sailing Is Still a Gentlemen’s Sport

A nice story about good manners of sailors in the racecourse. At the 2008 Olympic Games the Danish team’s mast got broken and the Croatian team lent them their boat. The Danes won the Olympic gold medal and the Croatian team won the Pierre de Coubertin World Fair Play Trophy.

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What an Odd Encounter

Sailing can give you many opportunities to meet new people. This is a story about one odd encounter with a very interesting and uncommon person.

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Horror at the Lighthouse

Life at sea is not always nice and easy and neither is life at the lighthouse. It can often be very hard and solitary with the lack of company. I recommend you not to read this post if you don’t like scary and tragic stories.

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How I Became a God

In preseason, not all clubs and cocktail bars are open on the coast. That, however, does not mean that you cannot have an exciting nightlife experience. Take a look at this interesting story about a night out that happened to our skipper and his guests.

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Roaring Waves and a Brave Captain

Lighthouses are fascinating places, not just because of their function, but also because of their solitude. Living in a lighthouse may seem as an interesting feat, but it is not always quiet, relaxing and simple. Here is a story about a child who got ill on a lighthouse, and who could not be helped by the public services because of a terrible storm.

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I Want to Fly the Helicopter, Too!

Some distant and unpopulated Croatian islands are home to big lighthouses, which have their own keepers. Sometimes, an unpredictable situation may occur, and the keepers and their families need urgent medical assistance. In that case, call a helicopter!

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A Lighthouse or a Secret Love Nest?

First data on lighthouses in the east Adriatic dates to the 3rd millennium B.C. Those buildings were stone made constructions on the top of hills above natural ports. Ancient people used to burn bonfires there and call it ‘the lighthouse’.

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Don’t Mess with Shipyard Workers

For some reason, it seems that being a shipyard worker is not a very respected profession. After spending a few days in a shipyard removing a old paint from a boat, I realized that it is a very difficult job. I will never make another joke about shipyard workers. Read about my experience!

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Living in a Lighthouse

When thinking about life at a lighthouse, one always thinks of a solitary and a bit lonely lifestyle. However, when you hear lighthouse keepers talking about their home, you soon realize that living in a lighthouse is much more than that. Take a look how one reluctant lighthouse keeper fell in love with her new life.