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HIR 3 across 3 Oceans – part 1: Poreč – Pula – Mali Lošinj – Bari – Cagliari – Ceuta

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Set sail on board HIR 3!

HIR 3 is getting ready for another great adventure… We will sail around the World! There is still a lot of work to be done, but she will soon be ready for sailing in the home waters of the Adriatic, so I am inviting everyone who is interested to join us…

HIR 3 is getting ready for another great adventure… We will sail around the World! There is still a lot of work to be done, but she will soon be ready for sailing in the home waters of the Adriatic, so I am inviting everyone who is interested to join us for a day, weekend, week or an ocean crossing… This year will be a test for HIR and the crew. It will be a great opportunity to get to know each other and the boat and sailing in the Adriatic is mandatory for anyone who would like to join us in our great adventure…

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You can find a table with dates and ports which I plan to visit at the end of this post. Unfortunately (or not) the plans on the sea can change easily, so when you plan your trip, please be flexible as much as possible. A few days of bad weather can change all the plans and we will need to adjust our schedule in relation with the meteorological conditions.

In case you decide to be part of this fantastic project full of awesome sailing, easy life, good parties, great food and excellent company, you will need to accept some terms and conditions that the captain of the boat will require:

1. We kindly ask for a small donation for the project and sailing expenses are shared by the crew,

2. HIR 3 is a great boat, but she is an old lady that has her own will and sometimes we will need to accommodate her so she is happy as we are:)

3. There are maximum of 5 spaces on the boat so in the case of a big request, the choice of crew will be left on the captain (big boobs have the priority;)

4. We will all participate on the duties on board in relation with your capabilities, so if you do not now how to sail, do not worry, there is always some toilet to clean:)

5. It is obligatory for all the crew to have a good time!

2016 HIR 3 Sailing Advendure Calendar:

11.6. Regatta Fiumanka – Rijeka – 120€

22-26.6. Rota Palagruzona (Split-Komiža-Palagruža) – 200€

1-3.7. Festival Gospa od Tarca (Zadar-Kornati) – 200€

7-11.9. Festival Dani u Vali (Split-Starigrad) – 270€

17-18.9. La Mula de Parenzo – Poreč

24.9. Mrdujska Regatta – Split – 160€

9.10. Regatta Barcolana – Trieste – 160€

13-16.10. Viška Regatta (Split-Vis-Split) – 240€

22.10. Regatta Zadarska Koka – Zadar – 130€

10-20.11. Offshore Sailing – (Poreč-Dubrovnik-Poreč) – 320€

3-7.12. St. Nicholas festival (Split-Komiža) – 130€

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E-mail me for more info… sasa.fegic@gmail.com

5 Books for Round the World Sailor

A lot of good books for sailors are out there, but here is my list of the definitive Top 5 books for a round the world sailors…

A lot of good books for sailors are out there, but here is my list of the definitive Top 5 books for a round the world sailors:

1. World Cruising Routes by Jimmy Cornell

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World Cruising Routes has become one of the best-selling nautical publications in the world. This book is to be found on board every long distance cruising yacht, and provide ocean navigators all the information they need, from the planning stages of a voyage to its successful completion.

2. Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual by Nigel Calder

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If it’s on a boat and it has screws, wires, or moving parts, it’s covered in Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual (832 pages!). When you leave the dock with this book aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on all on boars systems.

3. Heavy Weather Sailing by Peter Bruce

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Heavy Weather Sailing has been regarded as the ultimate international authority on surviving storms at sea aboard sailing and motor vessels. The book brings together a wealth of expert advice from many great sailors including fresh accounts of yachts overtaken by extreme weather. This is the definitive book for crews of any size contemplating sea voyages, whether racing or cruising.

4. Marine Diesel Engines by Nigel Calder

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Marine Diesel Engines is a bible for do-it-yourself boatowners. Nigel Calder’s bestseller has everything you need to keep your diesel engine running cleanly and efficiently. Marine Diesel Engines explains how to diagnose and repair engine problems, perform routine and annual maintenance and extend the life and improve the efficiency of your engine.

5. Modern Marine Weather by David Burch

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A comprehensive text on how to take weather into account for the planning and navigation of voyages, local or global, using the latest technologies as well as the time-honored skills of maritime tradition. It doesn’t just tell you about it; it tells you how to do it.

Long Summer…

This year in Croatia we had a really hot summer (just the way I like it:)…

This year in Croatia we had a really hot summer (just the way I like it:).

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I have been busy with working as a skipper on charter boats on the Adriatic, so I didn’t have time to work on HIR, but I guess it’s a good thing I earned some money which I can now spend on my boat. It’s been almost two months since the last time I’ve been in Poreč on the boat, but that’s all about to change, because I’m heading there now… Stay tuned:)…