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Sailing Croatia
Posted April 6th, 2013 - 11:00 pm by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi

Last year's experience with the members of couch sailing International was unforgettable. My intention is to repeat it this year.
Finally I made a plan to start the summer. Start is on first of May from Port Icici. Maximum duration of 90 days. During this time people can come and go every 14 days or stay longer. If you are interested please contact me.

Zelimir

Posted April 7th, 2013 - 6:02 am by from Methuen, United States (Permalink)
I would love to join you guys for a couple of weeks! I was planning on being in Croatia for the beginning of July anyway. Please let me know any details that you might have.

Posted April 8th, 2013 - 6:49 pm by from Methuen, United States (Permalink)
Since everyone else is posting their experience, I should probably do the same. I have some sailing experience having grown up on and around boats, but the biggest thing I've ever sailed myself is a Sunfish. However, I'm very excited for this chance to improve my sailing skills. I also am a top notch navigator and map reader.

Posted April 7th, 2013 - 8:30 am by from Athy, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
I hope you have a fabulous time. This year I will be in Rijecka for a time and maybe work my way down to Dubrovnik and hopfully Vela Rata and some more of the great places you took us last year. 3 years in a row now for me in Croatia.
Sandra

Posted April 13th, 2013 - 7:55 am by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi Sandra,

Sorry I did not contact You from last Year. It was nice to sail with You. We are still thinking on You. If you will be in Croatia maybe you can join us for some time.

Posted April 14th, 2013 - 7:28 pm by from Athy, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
Yes definitely that would be lovely. I am so looking forward to going back.

Posted April 7th, 2013 - 3:52 pm by from Washington, United States (Permalink)
Hello Zelimir! Your trip sounds great! I would really love to join you from the frist of May for a few weeks. Do you know where you're planning on heading?

I have very little sailing experience. However, I know the basics from small one day sails on very small boats. I'm a good worker and love the sea. I also know how to cook and specialize in cheap easy-clean meals. I would really love to join you on your trip. Feel free to either send me a message or email at jdrucker245@gmail.com if your willing to take me aboard.

Best of luck and happy sailing!

Posted April 13th, 2013 - 7:38 am by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi Jasse,

It is not important to know sailing.
It is simple, Start is from Rijeka area and coming back from place where wind blow us. Islands have good connection with ferry, and bus. Itinerary will be; Island Cres, Mali Losinj, Ilovik, Susak, Silba and Olib. I will take care that You com back on time. Here we depend on wind. If is Bura you can sail only in one direction, it is same story with Jugo.
The costs are shared. Last year costs per day were about 15 euro, but we must admit that we were lucky with the wind so the fuel costs are very low. Due to the extremely good weather we were less in the marinas. Included in the cost ar the fuel, food, marinas. My prediction is that this year cost per person could be about 20-23 euro per day or less.

Zelimir

Posted April 8th, 2013 - 9:36 am by from Chatillon, France (Permalink)
Hi Zelmir, just seen the post, as I wasn't on here last year I don't know the details of what happened previously? I'd be very interested to know more information please? Though I don't have an official comp crew certificate, I've sailed for 1 or 2 weeks every year for about 7 years (including 3 of those years in Croatia) plus quite a few weekends. These have been on trips with my activities club, where everybody does everything on board, so I have a fair bit of experience. I loved Croatia, it's my favourite place to sail so far, the scenery is so fantastic. Would be cool to hear from you, sounds like a great trip.

Posted April 10th, 2013 - 2:54 pm by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi Elise,

I am still arrange this trip so you are welcome. When you think to come.

Zelimir

Posted April 8th, 2013 - 9:56 am from Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Posted April 13th, 2013 - 7:50 am by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi Simon,

I will stop sailing 10.08. (August). My advice is to fix your date when you plan to come because of big interest. Some people already bay airplane tickets.

Zelimir

Posted April 8th, 2013 - 6:42 pm by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
Dear Zelimir, I would love the opportunity to join. I have many years of experience, having owned a sailboat for some years. looking forward to hearing from you

Posted April 9th, 2013 - 9:31 pm by from Sundern (Sauerland), Germany (Permalink)
I stayed on the sailboat with Zelimir last year and it was an amazing time. I wish all of you a gorgeous trip. If you make it to Albania we probably see us... I am still thinking about it. Anna

Posted April 20th, 2013 - 9:38 pm by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi Anna,

Here are small video from last year of our couch sailing.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4569358920768&set=vb.1495565775&type=2&theater

Zelimir

Posted April 22nd, 2013 - 7:47 pm by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
really looking forward to it!

Posted April 29th, 2013 - 11:40 am by from Lisboa, Portugal (Permalink)
wow, this trip looks soooo good:) I regret so much you have already full board. unfortunately i can't predict when I'll be free for holidays this year:/ hovever I have plans to hitchhike via Croatia this year so maybe by accident we can meet and if there would be any free space I could join even for one day:) greetings:)

Posted May 1st, 2013 - 7:43 pm by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi Marta,

I hope you have great luck hitchhiking through Croatia! There is space left on the boat for the first half of May, for the 1st-15th of June, and for the 24th of June to the 6th of July. If you do make it to this area during any of those time periods and are still interested in joining the trip send me an email as soon as possible and I will let you know what space remains.

All the best,
Zelimir

Posted April 15th, 2013 - 1:12 pm by from Rome, Italy (Permalink)
I would love to join. although I have little sailing experience I would love to learn. And I'll do whatever I can. I am free from mid June.

Posted April 17th, 2013 - 8:26 pm by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi Oriel,

From 28. July to 10. August boat is all ready full.
The costs are shared. Last year costs per day were about 15 euro, but we must admit that we were lucky with the wind so the fuel costs are very low. Due to the extremely good weather we were less in the marinas. Included in the cost ar the fuel, food, marinas. My prediction is that this year cost per person could be about 20-23 euro per day or less.

Zelimir

Posted April 16th, 2013 - 1:32 pm by from Bucharest, Romania (Permalink)
Hi!
I'm planning a trip through Europe this summer and I would love to join you.
I don't have any sailing experience but i swim, I'm into sports anyway so you'll not have problems with me :) I can do whatever is needed.
I'm not sure when I can come, probably in July so, because I think u have a maximum no of people that can take with u, my question is: do u have a date when we should say even approximately when we can come?

Thanks!
Andreea


Posted April 17th, 2013 - 8:35 pm by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi Andreea,

From 28. July to 10. August boat is all ready full. So first who make decision to come will sail.
On board there are 8 beds, but we were never more than 6, because then it's too crowded.

Zelimir

Posted April 17th, 2013 - 8:42 pm by from Wroclaw, Poland (Permalink)
Zdravo Zelimir! I'm staying on the island of Hvar for the whole summer and would love to join you at some point - just please tell me when it's possible :D Bog! Krzysztof

Posted April 18th, 2013 - 7:23 pm by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi Krzysztof,

Evrithing is posible, I don't know if we will be near Hvar. Anyway I will send you information on time when we will bi near Hvar.

Zelimir

Posted April 22nd, 2013 - 1:30 pm by from Wroclaw, Poland (Permalink)
Zdravo Zelimir - great looking forward to hearing from you then!

Krzysztof

Posted April 17th, 2013 - 12:16 pm by from Granada, Spain (Permalink)
Hi Zelimir
If you can do an approximation about the itinerary It would be perfect cause I could to planning my schedule.
I've some sailing experience (Cantabric sea, Northern sea, canary islands) and I'd love to sailing in the dalmatian coast.
Hvala and best regards ander

Posted April 17th, 2013 - 8:40 pm by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi Ander,

We will sail from island to island.

Zelimir

Posted April 21st, 2013 - 2:19 am from Wangi Wangi, Australia
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Posted April 21st, 2013 - 7:12 pm by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi Kay,

Now I have 25 people on the list. Boat is almost full. Mixing different people is always fun. I love good company.

Zelimir

Posted April 22nd, 2013 - 11:32 am by from London, England (Permalink)
hello, Zelimir
is there any room for me?
i've never been sailing but always interested

cheers

Posted April 22nd, 2013 - 6:41 pm by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi Shine,

It is free space is from 1.May to 15 Jun and from 24 Jun to 7 July.
If you decide to come you are welcome.

Zelimir

Posted April 22nd, 2013 - 7:41 pm by from Amsterdam, Netherlands (Permalink)
Hey Zelimir

it sounds great ,i alawys wanted to sail i dont have any experince but i'm a quick learner and love all water sport, i can help with cooking as i use to be a chef before also i can help with cleaning.
last year i have been to croatia and i loved it so i hope i can come back this summer again .
i would like to join u for a week or 10 days either on june or mid or late august .

looking forward to hear from u zelimir.

kind regards

rachid

Posted May 1st, 2013 - 7:52 am by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi Rachid,

I have had a lot of responses for the trip this year. Unfortunately, the dates you requested are all full. I am glad you were interested and I hope you find a way to visit Croatia anyway.

Kind Regards,
Zelimir

Posted May 3rd, 2013 - 11:45 am by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi
For everyone who has officially signed on for this year’s sailing trip – please visit my new webpage and blog at http://tupko.wordpress.com/ for information, pictures, and updates as I set sail with my couchsurfing crew. Also on the website, you will find a link to a blog by Sandra O’Rourke-Glynn, one of the couchsurfers who joined me last year. Because I have had overwhelming response to the add this year, I ask that everyone who is certain they are joining me please send one more confirmation message with the dates you plan to stay, this way I can be sure I have space for all of you. For those still interested in the trip who have not signed up already, the dates I still have free (which are not taken by couch surfers who have already signed up) are: May anytime, June 1st to the 15th for two people, and June 24th to July 6th for three people.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4569358920768&set=vb.1495565775&type=2&theater

Posted May 12th, 2013 - 9:43 pm from Nevada City, United States
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Posted May 27th, 2013 - 1:55 pm by from Palma de Mallorca, Spain (Permalink)
Give me a shout if you get stuck. I will still be sibling the Ionian Sea in June. I am not too sure how this site works - Misty Too an Aussie afloat.
Ian

Posted May 30th, 2013 - 6:52 am by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi Alison

I have space only from 24 June to 4 July if you can fit in these dates you are welcome.

Zelimir

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Posted May 25th, 2013 - 2:12 pm by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi

Fun on board with 7 people. Denmark, Poland, 3 American, Brazilian, 1 Croatian.

Where are You?

Posted May 25th, 2013 - 6:36 pm by from Buenos Aires, Argentina (Permalink)
Hey!! Im in buenos Aires going to Europe! I wanna have fun on a boat!... =)

Posted May 25th, 2013 - 6:38 pm by from Buenos Aires, Argentina (Permalink)
And can take care of the kitchen ; ) Im gonna be in europe june till beggining of august

Posted May 30th, 2013 - 6:56 am by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi

I have space only from 24 June to 4 July if you can fit in these dates you are welcome.

Zelimir

Posted May 30th, 2013 - 8:44 am by from Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel (Permalink)
hi Zelimir,

my husband would love to join by those dates. he have little sailing experience from last year. Let us know pls, if it's possible.
couple of questions:
what a arriving and departure airports?
he is need some special equipment?
have wonderful day, Ekaterina


Posted May 31st, 2013 - 8:07 pm from Bethesda, United States
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Posted June 1st, 2013 - 8:46 pm by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi Eugene,

Due to the unpredictable winds in Croatia, I do not know exactly where I will be during late June. But, the closest airports to the general area where I will be are Rijeka (preferred) and Zadar. RyanAir and other budget airlines fly to both. From the airport, there are numerous buses and ferries you can take to meet me wherever I will be.

To learn more and read about our adventures and life on the boat, please read our blog at: http://tupko.wordpress.com/.

Zelimir

Posted June 9th, 2013 - 7:16 am by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi Eugene,

There is still one free space during this time. You should fly to Rijeka on June 23 and we can sort out where you will meet me later. The islands are well connected by bus and ferry. Once you buy your flight, please confirm with me your arrival and departure plans.

Zelimir

Posted June 1st, 2013 - 8:49 pm by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi Ekaterina,

First, who is your husband and does he have a CouchSurfing profile? Also, why are you acting as a middleman between your husband and me?

I will be happy to talk more after you provide me with this information.

Zelimir

Posted June 1st, 2013 - 9:33 pm by from Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel (Permalink)
hello Zelimir,
unfortunately he is have not CS profile. but he'll be glad to talk u by mail or skype or phone. could u contact us by one of that if your proposal still actual? kind regards, Ekaterina

Posted June 3rd, 2013 - 7:26 am from Austin, United States
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Posted May 25th, 2013 - 6:46 pm by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
counting the weeks until my turn :-)

Posted June 9th, 2013 - 11:54 am by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
Dear Zelimir, is there some snorkling to be done? should I bring my diving mask and tuba? Not my fins of course has there is no room in my bag :-)
Célyne

Posted June 11th, 2013 - 3:49 pm by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi Celyne,
Take your mask and tuba. Sea is clear so it easy to snorkel.

Zelimir

Posted June 11th, 2013 - 10:24 pm from Bethesda, United States
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Posted June 12th, 2013 - 1:41 pm by from Athy, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
Greetings from an internet cafe in Milano, I think in your honor Ill have a cold beer. Im waiting on my lift to Florence and then I dont know, keep me updated on your locations and maybe I can visit for a beer, my treat:)

Posted July 3rd, 2013 - 7:59 am by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Till now on board was 14 people and some of them are already coming back. Due to illness some people had canceled and they opened some free space.
Boat will be in Sibenik aerea.

Posted August 2nd, 2013 - 4:43 pm by from Dublin, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
Hi Zelimir,

I would really LOVE to come aboard your boat!! I am an experienced dinghy sailor of 10 years and have a little experience crewing on larger boats. I am couchsurfing around Europe for the summer and will end up in Croatia from the 20th of August. If you are still sailing then I can come and meet you wherever you are. I would really love to be involved as I had hoped to get an STCW 95 and work but I couldn't afford the investment. I am a good cook and will work hard for my keep! Let me know, really looking forward to hearing from you!! :)
Lucy

Posted August 5th, 2013 - 7:42 am by from Rijeka, Croatia (Permalink)
Hi Lucy

Sorry but for this year may sailing finish at 15 of August.
Maybe next year.

Zelimir

Posted August 5th, 2013 - 9:09 pm by from London, England (Permalink)
Hi Zelimir,

I am not sure if you have received my message before but if not i was wondering if there is any space on your boat for the rest of you trip? If so where will you be in the next few days and where will you end? I have some sailing experience but am definitely not brilliant!

Thanks in advance
Francesca