1st Offshore Sailing

Poreč – Dubrovnik – Zadar… 500 miles…

The time has come to put HIR3 and ourselves to the first real test. We have finally sailed offshore 300 miles non-stop from Poreč to Dubrovnik and then another 200 miles to Zadar.

20170314_171446I have been working on the HIR for a week on dry berth and then another week in the marina before she was ready to set sail.17862856_10154555644490897_228176098241521304_nMy crew came to Poreč, we went shopping and had a few drinks before going to sleep. We sailed out around 7am with a light breeze and rain, but eventually the rain stopped, the breeze freshened and during the night we had strong bora (about 30 knots). We sailed with double reefed main and jib without any major problems except that it was really cold… We had moderate wind the next day and ideal night sailing afterwards. It took us 58 hours sailing to get to a new marina in Slano. We celebrated with a special Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum;)image2We broke the table in the salon and a few wooden pieces in the interior, but other than that, the boat behaved great and we enjoyed the ride.image44Good boat, good crew, good times:)…

Join us! Set sail on board HIR3 in one of our next adventures… sasa.fegic@gmail.com

18 – 25.5. One-Way Sailing: Poreč – Split

25 – 28.5. Komiška regatta: Split – Komiža – Split

28.5. – 3.6. One-Way Sailing: Split – Zadar

3 – 7.6. One-Way Sailing: Zadar – Rijeka

10.6. Fiumanka: Rijeka

11 – 14.6. One-Way Sailing: Rijeka – Zadar

14 – 18.6. Long Weekend: Zadar – Kornati – Zadar

18 – 21.6. One-Way Sailing: Zadar – Split

21 – 25.6. Long weekend: Split – Vis

25.6. – 2.7. One-Way Sailing: Split – Poreč

Everyone is invited to join me… 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:

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 with 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 everyone to have a good time!

Sail Away!

HIR 3 across 3 OCEANS…

HIR 3 is getting ready for another great adventure…

We will sail around the World!

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 now each other and the boat and sailing with us in the Adriatic is mandatory for anyone who would like to join us in our great adventure…

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If You would like to join us on board HIR 3, please read and accept our Terms and Conditions in the Crew Agreement and fill out the Crew Application form HERE!

CONTACT: sasa.fegic@gmail.com

5 reasons why you need a Skipper

Skipper is the master of a small fishing, trading or pleasure boat…

Definition of Skipper: the master of a ship; especially: the master of a fishing, small trading, or pleasure boat.

b6zo2bqTop five reasons why you should hire a Skipper:

1. A good Skipper can tell you quite a few tips and tricks and you can learn how to maneuver the boat, trim the sails properly and anchor safely.

2. An experienced Skipper will plan the route for you, so you can swim in nice bays, visit cool places and eat in great restaurants.

3. A Skipper will be able to find a berth and anchor the boat safely where you otherwise couldn’t do it yourself.

4. In case of a breakdown (e.g. engine failure), a Skipper will know how to fix it, or will be able to find someone who can.

5. You can relax and enjoy your sailing experience knowing you are in good hands.

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…so get in touch & let’s set sail;) sasa.fegic@gmail.com

New Year’s resolution – SAIL MORE!

2016 is coming to an end, so maybe now is the best time to decide on a New Year’s resolution: More sailing!

2016 is coming to an end, so maybe now is the best time to decide on a New Year’s resolution. Well, Sherlock Holmes would say: ‘ It’s elementary, my dear Watson!’… More sailing!

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My plan for the first 6 months of 2017:

05 – 14.4. Offshore: Poreč – Dubrovnik – Zadar

14 – 17.4. Easter: Zadar – Kornati – Zadar

21 – 23.4. Regatta Gladuša: Zadar – Sali – Zadar

23 – 28.4. One-Way Sailing: Zadar – Poreč

18 – 25.5. One-Way Sailing: Poreč – Split

25 – 28.5. Komiška regatta: Split – Komiža – Split

28.5. – 3.6. One-Way Sailing: Split – Zadar

3 – 7.6. One-Way Sailing: Zadar – Rijeka

10.6. Fiumanka: Rijeka

11 – 14.6. One-Way Sailing: Rijeka – Zadar

14 – 18.6. Long Weekend: Zadar – Kornati – Zadar

18 – 21.6. One-Way Sailing: Zadar – Split

21 – 25.6. Long weekend: Split – Vis

25.6. – 2.7. One-Way Sailing: Split – Poreč

Everyone is invited to join me… 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:

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 with 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 everyone to have a good time!

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

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All I want for Christmas…

20 cool gift ideas for a sailor…

20 cool gift ideas for a sailor…

1. Wichard knife

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Wichard Offshore knife has a serrated blade that can cut through Dyneema, and is available with a combined shackle key/marlinspike.

 

2. Olaf Scooter

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The Olaf Urban combines four products in one: a kick-scooter, a trolley, a backpack and a skateboard. It’s a cool way to ting around in foreign marinas and towns.

 

3. Free Wheeling

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Free Wheeling blends rowing with outboard motors to produce a clever lightweight solution for your tender. It uses a 3:1 gear ratio contained in the collar by the handle, driving a high-pitch propeller to provide a smooth, silent and fuel-less means of manual propulsion in either direction.

 

4. R.A.W. Pro Head Torch

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The RAW Pro Head Torch is a waterproof, light weight, high power white and red beam head torch. Engineered specifically to excel in the harsh marine environment, you can rely on it in any situation.

 

5. DrSails

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DrSails is a fast curing epoxy that can be used on sails plus most materials in virtually all conditions – including underwater – so it can even help patch a hole below the waterline.

 

5. Safety Lines

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Spinlock 2 Clip & 1 Link Safety Line for staying safe on board. Up to 50% lighter and more compact than conventional safety lines.

 

6. Windstopper Hat

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Musto Windstopper Hat is styled in the manner of a traditional woolly hat but with a technical twist, it contains a Windstopper membrane to cut out the windchill and keep you warm while maintaining breathability. Warm and comfortable in the coldest conditions.

 

7. Leatherman Signal

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Stay ready for the expected (and unexpected) no matter where you are with everything you need to stay safe and take your adventure further with a Leatherman Signal.

 

8. Dubarry boots

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Dubarry Crosshaven sailing boots are offering optimum performance out at sea, these waterproof men’s sailing boots have an essential non slip sole and also feature a reinforced toe and heel due to the D-chassis system which adds extra support and protection.

 

9. iPad with Navionics in a waterproof case

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iPad with Navionics in a waterproof case is the ultimate gadget for navigation, but also keeping a logbook, answering e-mails and a lot more…

 

10. Handheld GPS

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Garmin GPSMAP 64s handheld navigator features a 2.6” sunlight-readable screen and a high-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS receiver with a quad helix antenna for superior reception. It’s rugged and waterproof and comes with a barometric altimeter and a 3-axis compass. It wirelessly connects to a smartphone to allow Live Tracking and Smart Notification.

 

11. GoPro Hero5

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GoPro HERO5 Black is the most powerful and easy to use GoPro ever, thanks to its 4K video, voice control, one-button simplicity, touch display and waterproof design.

 

12. Strida

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Strida is the first completely new bicycle geometry in 95 years. Inside a triangular frame, the power is transferred to the rear wheel via a silent clean Kevlar belt. The genius of the triangular frame is that it can quickly fold.

 

13. SeaPack

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SeaPack provides emergency hydration fluids from saltwater sources. Seapack utilizes a passive osmotic process and it is the easiest desalination technology available.

 

14. Solar Recharging Kit

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The most rugged, durable, weatherproof phone and tablet recharger on the market, no rubber plugs needed. Charge up from USB or included solar panel. The Venture 30 packs the power you need to keep those small devices, cameras and tablets charged no matter the elements you may be out battling. With an IPX6 weatherproof rating and 7800mAh the Venture will keep everything running smoothly.

 

15. Scrubba Wash Bag

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The Scrubba Wash Bag is the world’s smallest washing machine, it is a modern take on the old fashioned washboard and twice as effective as hand washing.

 

16. Petrolux Lapmp by DELITE

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The designer Peter Jessen has again proven his ability with this Petrolux DELITE light in which he has combined technical perfection and solid hand-craftsmanship with wonderfully beautiful design. Stainless-steel body and shade, clean satin finish.

 

17. OMEGA Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition

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In honor of the yachtsmen of Emirates Team New Zealand, OMEGA Seamaster comes in a limited edition of 2,013 pieces and features a regatta start countdown indicator, a matte black ceramic bezel, and a black rubber strap with red detailing throughout.

 

18. DeLorme inReach Explorer

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The DeLorme inReach Explorer would be appreciated by any cruising sailor. This handy device lets the user not only share their location, but also send and receive text messages from anywhere on the globe using the Iridium satellite network.

 

19. Strahl unbreakable wine glasses

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Strahl glasses is made of a high quality polycarbonate, a remarkable material that enables us to produce beverageware products with the clarity and elegance of glass, it doesn’t shatter, making it an ideal and extremely safe alternative to glass.

 

20. Rudy Project Sunglasses

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Rudy Project sailing sunglasses offer protection from falls and knocks thanks to the Safety Project system, lightweight, thanks to the use of innovative materials such as Kynetium, Grilamid, carbon and titanium, protection from the wind and from any kind of shock thanks to the ImpactX technology lenses, guaranteed unbreakable for life. protection from UV rays and excellent vision in all weather conditions thanks to the polarized glasses with photochromic lenses. These, besides automatically adapting to any changes in light, eliminate glare caused by the reflection of rays on the water that fatigue the eye and facilitate reading of the instrument panel.

Gone Sailing… Finally!

On our first sailing trip from Kraljevica to Kornati and back to Poreč, we covered about 350 miles… and our adventure is only beginning! If you would like to join us, please contact me…

HIR has been in Kraljevica Shipyard on dry berth for almost three months now… I am a patient man, but even I became nervous and was thinking if I would ever set sail…. but then, finally… After we’ve put new antifouling, engine was fixed, mast step and all shrouds and lifelines were replaced, we painted the mast, put the new windex on top, roll system was serviced, new halyards were in place and mast was stepped and trimmed properly… we were ready to sail away:)!

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There is still a lot of work to be done, but housing sails and first sailing on board HIR 3 after more than two years of refit deserved a proper champagne and whiskey that I opened after I’ve put a coin under the mast…

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Gone sailing… finally! What a great feeling! 🙂

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On our first sailing trip from Kraljevica to Kornati and back to Poreč, we covered about 350 miles… and our adventure is only beginning! If you would like to join us, please just fill out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/CTH1fivtGpAG2pPt1

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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