Charter base:
Pula, Marina Veruda

Time for sailing:
March to November

Recommended time for sailing:
April to September
The best season for sailing is early summer: there are good winds in May and June. In July and August, conditions are ideal for those who prefer calm waters. September is also perfect time for sailing.

Wind and weather:
Weather conditions in the Adriatic are affected by the general weather situation in the Mediterranean and local climate conditions.
Temperature of water in summer is around 25°C.
There are several typical Adriatic winds.
1) The bora is a strong northeasterly mountain wind. It blows most fiercely in following areas: the Gulf of Trieste, the Kvarner, the Velebit Channel, the area around Šibenik, the area around Split, Peljesac and area around Dubrovnik.
In summer, it lasts only a few hours and usually no longer then one or two days.
2) The scirocco (jugo in Croatian) is south wind. It often blows for several days and brings thick clouds, great air humicity and rain.
3) The maestral is northwest wind in good weather and beginns to blow about 11 AM and usually dies down in the late afternoon. Repeats its circle, after a quiet night, the next day. It can reach a force of 4-5 on the Beaufort scale.
4) The nevera is a violent west wind, appears as a storm or squall. In the summer months, storms in the Adriatic are sudden and violent, but thay don’t last long and some of them leave behind pleasantly cool air.
The other less frequent Adriatic winds are: the south-westerly libeccio, the easterly levante, the northerly tramontana etc.

Weather conditions in the Adriatic:
- early summer - good winds in May and June- the best season for sailing in Croatia.
- July and August - prevail calmer winds, ideal conditions for relaxed cruising
- mornings light and variable
- nights usually still, very light at summer

Special advices:
Bottlediving with permit is allowed with registring by port authority.

Yachtmasters certificate
Navigating in Croatian waters, skipper must have a yachtmasters certificate-navigation licence issued according to the regulations pertaining to navigation in similar waters in their country of origin.

Currency regulations:
- official currency is KUNA (HRK); 1 kuna = 100 lipa
- foreign currency may be exchanged in all banks, marinas, travel agencies, post offices etc.
- major credit cards are accepted in many places

Passport regulations
A valid passport is necessery to enter Croatia (visitors can stay for up to 3 months)
West Europian citizens can enter the country with just an identity card (stay possible for up to 30 days )
For a longer stay, apply to the local authorities.

Motor vehicles
The green insurance card is mandatory for entering or transiting Croatia in a car or truck.

You can arrive to Pula by plane or by car from Trieste or Ljubljana.

Marina Veruda

Marina Veruda has 630 berths and 150 places on land for vessels up to 30 m. All the piers are solid structure equipped with electricity and water. Marina also disposes of insure and well-protected 300 parking places for cars.

- Van = 6,2 DM pro day
- Car = 4,3 DM pro day