HPYF 2009 Trogir, Croatia, 3 – 9 October
Your hosts, Sasha, John and Dave welcome you to High Point YachtFest 2009 and to Trogir – the most fabulous sailing area in the whole
2009 is the second year for High Point regattas and again we have a very small fleet. This makes it unnecessary to book everything in
advance and instead, our plans can be flexible to make the best of the conditions. It will be an informal and intimate week, blending
the sailing with great cuisine and in good company.
The intended itinerary is explained in the following pages – LOGBOOK – but here’s a summary. The week will start in the beautiful town
of Trogir. After checking in and taking over your boat, we will meet up in the main piazza in the centre of Trogir near the cathedral from
about 18:00h. At 19:30h, once we’re all together we will go to the restaurant for our first dinner and the welcome party. On the Sunday
morning, 09:00h we will meet up to agree the plan for the day, including the day’s course(s), expected weather, and anything else that’s
on your mind.
Our first destination will be the Bay of Lucice on Brac island where we will anchor for the night. Day 2 we go to the port of Starigrad, a
safe haven on the island of Hvar. Our next stop will be in an anchorage in the archipelago of Pakleni in Palmizana Bay opposite an ACI
marina. Here, we will dine in one of the best and most famous restaurants in the area. On day 4, we will go to the island of Vis, first
opened to the public in the 1990’s and with much of its 6th century history therefore well preserved. Here we will anchor near the old
town of Kut or in the shelter of the peninsular on the other side of the bay. Our final destination before returning to Trogir will be Maslinica
on the Island Solta, either in port or at anchor.
The prize-giving knees-up will be on Friday evening in Trogir.
On the sailing side, because we are a small fleet we will use “gate” starts rather than the conventional type. A “rabbit” (John’s boat) will tack
towards an upwind mark. After an announcement, when the “rabbit” is on the next port tack the other starters will cross behind him on
starboard tack, ideally on a beam reach, hardening up to close-hauled for maximum speed. It is a simple and effective way and will be
explained in more detail on the first day.
Again, because we are a small fleet, we can have more than one race each day, if we want, maybe with a lunch break at anchor in between.
In October, the water is typically 21 degrees centigrade so swimming is not the bone-chilling experience it is earlier in the season. We are
confident you will enjoy High Point 2009 enormously and that it will be a safe, incident-free event. If you have any concerns or suggestions
about safety or enjoyment please feel free to share them with any of us at any time.
Croatia has proved to be a very popular destination for the HPYF fleet from 2009 onwards and has seen us back since then, several times.
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Did you like our Yacht Fest? Find out about HPYF 2010 here!