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Fiu in Adriatic



Route plan for 2003

Year 2003  
6-20 Sept. Fiu joined the Marco Polo Cup in the Adriatic, Croatia. This was two weeks packed full of fun races, cruising and festivities. To view photos from this event check our Photo Album. The Cup is organized by a C&C Yacht Charter from Croatia as well as by the Mariner Boating, Sydney. As the director of the Mariner Boating, Trevor Joyce said in his brochure for this event: 'TAKE a measure of Medieval Europe and Venice, ADD a dash of ancient Greece, Rome, Ottoman Turkey and a thousand islands, then MIX in six leisurely passage races between Trogir and Dubrovnik, ADD eight relaxing lay days and you have: The MARCO POLO CUP. The Cup has attracted great interest and was a huge success. A number of fun loving and humorous crew member spent two unforgettable weeks of exciting sailing, swimming and snorkelling in the crystal blue water and exploring the cultural highlights of the Adriatic.


Oct. 03

Sailing from Adriatic (Punat) to Gibraltar via Sicily, Sardinia, Balearic Islands, Spain. Weather in Mediterranean at this part of the year can get rough, very rough sometimes, with strong winds from the West! As expected  this part of the Fiu Sailing Adventure was a challenging adventure in terms of sailing and endurance - certainly not meant for the faint-hearted and beginners. We stopped at a number of ports (Barcelona, Casablanca, Tanger)  to ensure that we had plenty of days to relax and 'recharge' or just to hide from storms!!


Date Leg: From  .... To .. Cost Eu/person
5-19 Oct.

Punat to Sardinia (1000 Nm) - with short stops in: Zadar, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Messina (Sicily), Porto Cervo (Sardinia) 


19 Oct- 2 Nov.

Sardinia to Palma de Mallorca, Gibraltar (1200 Nm) - exploring Sardinia and Balearic Islands. On the way to Gibraltar possible ports of call will be: Barcelona, Tarragona, Valencia, Alicante, Cartagena, Almeria (weather dependant).




Nov. 03

First steps in the Atlantic ocean - Cruising from Gibraltar to Canary Islands

2-15 Nov.

Gibraltar to Las Palmas (900 Nm) - Weather permitting, we'll be stopping on Madeira Islands and/or on some of Canary Islands to wash down the salt on some of the famous black sand beaches of Canary Islands.


15-22 Nov.

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. This week will be used for the final preparations for crossing the Ocean and for the exchange of the crew. Crew that is leaving is free to stay onboard Fiu or to find accommodation in one of many hotels in Las Palmas. The new crew is expected to arrive in Las Palmas no latter than Nov 20. If everything goes well we'll have time to explore Las Palmas and, if weather permits, ports and beaches of Tenerife and other neighbouring islands. During this period Las Palmas is bursting with activity and everyone is affected with the pre-ARC fever. Crew will have time to socialize with the crew of other yachts, familiarize with Fiu and other crew members. Crew is expected to take part in the final preparations for crossing the Atlantic.

23 Nov. - 7 Dec.


Crossing the Atlantic jointly with the ARC Rally (2900 Nm) - the race will start at 1 pm, 23 Nov. 03.

The ARC is known as the biggest ocean rally. Every year there are more than 200 participating yachts! To find out more about the ARC rally read May 02 and October 02 ARC newsletters (20 kb, from this website) or visit the ARC website.

For the following 15 to 20 days we'll follow trade winds route and hopefully will be making 150 to 200 Nm/day towards our final destination, the Caribbean Islands. The arrival at Rodney Bay, St Lucia, is expected between 7 and 10 Dec. 03.




5 Oct. to 10 Dec.03 Complete Package from Punat to St Lucia is offered to a preferred crew member at the reduced price of Eu 4500. Further discounts are possible at the discretion of Captain for crew with the experience and special skills and for those who help & sponsor Fiu Sailing Adventure in any way. 


The Cost is inclusive of: boarding and breakfast. The cost of all other meals is shared between all members of the crew. Crew is expected to make their own flight-transport arrangements.  

20 % - for booking two or more legs.

Dec. 03 Exploring West Indies, the dream islands for many holiday-makers. Christmas and New Year celebrations, relaxing on beautiful sandy beaches. The ideal break for those who are tired of grey, rainy and cold winter days of Europe and the USA.

Booking - To book a crew position on Fiu Sailing Adventure trip from Mediterranean to Australia please contact your nearest Agent. 

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