Sail away with Boris
Meet Boris, our professional skipper in Croatia! A former sport's journalist, he decided to devote himself to his passion for sailing.
He loves all the Croatian islands but his favourite is perhaps the island his family comes from, theisle of Brac. Expect morning starts, all sails set, and swimming at midday – an obligatory ritual for Boris!!!
What is your motto ?
Sun, sea and sailing!
Your sailing style ?
J'aime naviguer à la voile avant tout ! Le moins de moteur possible. J'aime commencer les journées de navigation tôt le matin , naviguer jusqu'à midi ou une heure, puis s'arrêter dans un endroit sympa pour déjeuner et se baigner. Après cela , on lève l'ancre à nouveau pour atteindre l'escale visée pour le soir !
How do you handle the life on board ?I explain, the crew participates in sailing manœuvres
How does shopping work?I can stock up on supplies before departure, or the crew can do it, it is up to them.
How does cooking work?I cook
How did you become skipper ?
Born into a family of sailors, I didn't decide to take up sailing immediately as I preferred team sports such as football, handball, and basketball! I then went into sports journalism before working on Croatian TV. At 32, my past caught up with me and I had a strong yearning to return to the sea. So I dropped my career and passed my professional skipper diploma. Since I have sailed to Tunisia, Sicily but above all the Croatian coast!
What people say about you?
People say I'm a good guy and funny with it (!) but I also appreciate the value of discretion:) You'd be better off reading their comments.
Your best cruise memory
Very difficult to say. Strangely I most remember the difficult situations with bad weather, strong winds and technical hitches. Perhaps because it is at those moments that we most realize who we are and what we're really made of.
In your opinion, what makes for a successful cruise ?
Cruises that last over a week, where people discover new places, go swimming, eat well and have fun!
Your worst cruise memory ?
Any moment involving delicate situations and bad weather.
Reviews by our travellers1 Review -
The Skipper :Super Skipper! Boris a été discret, agréable à vivre. Il a été très gentil avec les enfants et a tout fait pour que nous passions un séjour agréable. Il a vraiment compris ce que nous cherchions dans la croisière: du calme , être à l'abri des destinations touristiques et nous a toujours emmené dans des jolis endroits. Je recommande Boris pour vos croisières en Croatie!