The Kornati Islands – Croatia
Sat 15th Aug – Sat 22nd Aug 2020

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The Kornati Islands

The Kornati islands are an archipelago consisting of 140 islands covering an area of 114 square miles (300 square km). Most of the islands are part of the Kornati National Park – and with its natural beauty, numerous coves and crystal clear blue waters, it’s easy to see why.

George Bernard Shaw fell in love with the group of islands and said:

“On the last day of Creation God desired to crown His work, and thus created the Kornati islands out of tears, stars and breath.“

Zadar Map
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Itinerary

After picking up the boats in Zadar we’ll head for the Kornati National Park where we’ll explore the many anchorages the archipelago has to offer.  Away from the popular tourist islands to the south these islands have just 7 permanent residents.

Our itinerary will include sailing inland through the Krka River canyon between the historic town of Sibernik and Skradin.  At the head of the navigable river we’ll find the magnificent waterfalls and lakes of the Krka National Park.

Vrgada Island

Halfway between Zadar & Sibernik is the secluded island of Vrgada.  With beaches of golden sand, surrounded by pine trees, it is a place of natural beauty.  When you visit this island you experience “the Mediterranean as it once was.”   Here you take a trip back in time as, with no cars, Vrgada still greets tourists on a mule, part of a long-standing tradition.  While you’re here you can relax and enjoy the island’s pace of life, where the nights are blessedly silent and the stars illuminate the sky.

Waterfalls at Skradin © comphotosmorton

Waterfalls at Skradin © comphotosmorton

Soline, Krk Island

Soline, Krk Island

The Highlights

  • Secluded bays
  • Warm crystal clear waters
  • Great snorkelling
  • Historic sites
  • Isololated restaurants
  • Stunning scenery

Weather

The islands enjoy dry and hot summers which average 25°C in July with 11 hours of sunshine a day.

Fortunately for us there are usually only about 3 days’ rain in July. The highest amount of precipitation is in the autumn and in the summer, due to the scarcity of land vegetation, dew is usually profuse and replaces rain to a certain extent.

The dominant wind during the summer is maestral (north-westerner) with winds from Beaufort 4 to 6.  However The bura (north-easterner) is a strong wind which can affect the region.  The saying goes “If the bura is blowing you don’t sail!”

Kornati Pebble Towers © Jason Rogers

Kornati Pebble Towers © Jason Rogers

Important Trip Information
The Kornati Islands – Croatia

Embarkation: 1600 onwards on Sat 15 August 2020 in Zadar

Set sail: 1000 on Sun 16 August 2020

Arrival Back in Zadar: 1700 on Fri 21 August 2020

Disembark: 0900 on Sat 22 August 2020

The Sundowners member price of the trip for the yacht charter is £465 which includes the following:
Basic Yacht Charter

Extras payable on arrival:
Transit Log 180€ per boat (Compulsory)
Tourist tax 9.10€ per person (Compulsory)

Not included in the sailing event price are: flights, transfers, end cleaning, Transit Log, outboard, personal insurance, victualing, meals ashore, diesel, water, National Park fees, mooring fees, and any personal expenditure.

The Club’s standard terms and conditions apply. Full details can be found here but in summary:

  • Paying your deposit commits you to the trip and to paying all payments as and when required.
  • If you withdraw from an event you are still liable for the full cost unless a replacement participant is found.
  • If a replacement is found there will be an admin charge made for the change of participant.
  • You agree to bear the shared cost of any security deposit loss levied by the charter company for damages.

The full cost of the deposit is 3000€ per boat.

Flights

Return flights to Zadar are available direct from London Luton (early morning) or London Gatwick (late afternoon) for approx £200 – £260 including a 20kg hold bag.

Do not book flights until advised to do so by the event organiser.

Payment Schedule

PaymentDue DateAmount
DepositImmediately£100
Mid Payment25 January 2020£200
Final Payment3 June 2020£165
Total Cost£465

Bookings

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