HPYF 2013, week 21 – 28 September 2013 was a very special HPYF event, one that we all will treasure with a different care. Ernesto and Jan Marie got married and we had the most wonderful celebration for them! A dream one… during a sunset in the Pakleni archipelago. It felt like a fairy tale.

Trogir is literally a town-museum. This is a starting point for many events or private charters that we have organized for years. Lovers of cultural and historical monuments, art, original architecture and nice alleys are given the opportunity in Trogir to learn about the manifold and complex heritage – from the Romanesque yard to the modern interiors. The old core is situated on a small island between the island of Ciovo and the mainland connected to the mainland by a small stone bridge, and to the island of Ciovo by a drawbridge. The unique historical core, Radovan’s portal, the art collections which have been luring visitors and travellers for centuries offer a tourist a unique experience. Must-see attractions in Trogir include Kamerlengo fortress, Town museum, St. Lawrence cathedral, Loggia with town clock, Old and new Čipiko palace and St. Nicholas church with Kairos collection.

Welcome Party was on Trogir Riva (Waterfront in the old town, right opposite the ACI Marina), in Bar PADRE. For the Prize-giving Party, Trogir town has very generously secured the Kamerlengo Fortress, exclusively for us.

Day 1, Trogir – Komiza (island Vis)
Day 2, Komiza – Vis town (we moored in Kut)
Day 3, Vis – Pakleni archipelago (we anchored for the wedding ceremony and celebration)
Day 4, Pakleni archipelago – Hvar
Day 5, Hvar – Krknjasi archipelago (anchorage)
Day 6, Krknjasi – Trogir (for the Prize-giving ceremony in Kamerlengo Fort)

Skipper John Hall Hall – Bavaria 50 Cruiser ‘Roza deFlores’
Skipper Carolyn Krijsne Locker – Bavaria 42 Cruiser ‘Blue Queen’
Skipper Colin Ford – Bavaria 50 Cruiser ‘Festina Lente’
Skipper David Barlow – Bavaria 45 Cruiser ‘Milena Lukic’ – THE WINNER
Skipper Dave Brewster – Bavaria 45 Cruiser ‘Blues Point’
Skipper Denis O’Brien – Bavaria 40 Cruiser ‘Sugar Bunny’
Skipper Zoran Bradic (for Ernesto Machado) – Bavaria 55 Cruiser ‘Gold Digger’
Skipper Gunnar Stein – Oceanis 43 ‘Srebrena II’
Skipper Martin Suter – Bavaria 46 Cruiser ‘Galera’
Skipper Evert Rouw (replacing Philip Young) – Bavaria 46 Cruiser ‘Lela Doronjski’
Skipper Steven Visser – Bavaria 50 Cruiser ‘Buba Erdeljan’

Congratulations to David Barlow and his team on a great victory! Croatia, yet again, lived up to all expectations. We had fun, we sailed well, we ate well and we celebrated the wedding of Ernesto and Jan Marie with so much romance. We will surely be coming back to this area soon again!