Enjoy the scent of the sea and Dalmatian cuisine
Gourmet Sailing is one of our longest-running and most popular programs.
Sailing along while enjoying the delicious food? Yes!
Zivko, our top instructor will take you to this unique sailing adventure. Beside his top sailing skills, you will discover his culinary skills and enjoy his delicious meals. And you’ll ask him for his recipes!
During this journey, you will be fishing if you want to, but if you fail, there is always the fish market.
You will have plenty of opportunities to listen to his sailing stories which only few can tell. Your gastronomic, sailing adventure begins.
825,00 € – 895,00 €
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Gourmet sailing with Zivko Matutinovic
When you have the chance to sail with ANA base manager Zivko Matutinovic, it isn’t only that you sail with one of the most experienced sailors in Croatia and on the Mediterranean. Because, not many people had the chance to participate in the Withbread round the world race (today Volvo Ocean Race) as Zivko did. But, we are not talking only about his sailing knowledge here. There’s a Gourmet sailing with Zivko – a true mediterranean experince!
Zivko has many other maybe less known but nevertheless very important virtues. As a descendent of a family who had a restaurant he was surrounded with guests from very young age and he mastered the skill of hosting them. He developed his culinary skills as well so he is an able cook and great connoisseur of Mediterranean cuisine. He has worked in restaurants from his hometown Zaostrog to the far Australian Syndey.
So it isn’t odd when he often says to ANA instructors: „We are not only sailing instructors, we are also hosts. The guest must be in the first place and comfortable. He or she didn’t come here to be treated like some sailor, but to learn something and to enjoy. Because only guest who enjoyed will come back. Got it?“
In accordance with that philosophy, Zivko is happy to do anything to please the guests. That resulted in a Gourmet sailing, on which his various skills are combined and an artistic masterpiece is made.
To illustrate at least part of the atmosphere from great Gourmet sailing, here is one Zivko’s recipe…
Shells, shrimps and squids on “buzara”
Put the shells on olive oil and cover the pot. When the water is boiling, add pepper and a little wine.
Bring the shrimp to the olive oil and turn them around when it’s red. Then add chopped parsley, garlic, pepperoni, salt, pepper and white wine.
Squid, whole and cleaned, put on not so warm olive oil and slowly burn them. After five minutes, turn them over and cover the dish. When baked, add salt, pepper, chopped garlic and white wine.
Enjoy eating on the deck, from the containers in which food has been cooked. Next to it is bread and a glass of wine.
Shells and other residues should be throw into the sea.
Goal: collecting miles, improving sailing skills, enjoying the excellent seafood delicacies
Age: all adults (from 16 to 18 years of age only with written parental permission)
Minimal experience: 5 days sailing, 100 NM in your logbook (if you lack experience, you can still sail with us – Leisure Sailing)
Prerequisites: completed basic sailing course or sailing experience and knowledge of the basic sailing course acquired in another school or otherwise (we reserve the right to assess your skills)
Acquired knowledge: extended sailing skills; sailed 120 NM (approx.)
Sailing area: middle Dalmatia (planned route: Jezera – Solta – Brac – Hvar – Drvenik – Primosten – Jezera)
Duration: 6 days
Arrival: Saturday 6:00 pm
Start: Sunday 8:30 am
End: Friday late afternoon
Participants are required to check in on Saturday at 6:00 pm.Official start of the program is on Sunday at 8:30 am.
All participants get a certificate as a recognition of participation and a logbook as a record of acquired skills, nautical miles sailed and weather conditions.
Sailing route depends on the wind and sea conditions and is subject to change. Safety first!
Sailing gloves, two pairs of non-slip shoes or sneakers, T-shirts and long sleeve shirts, short and long pants, strong sunscreen, a cap or a hat, sunglasses, towels, personal hygiene items, bathing suit, towels, mosquito repellent.If you are sailing during colder months, please bring a warm, waterproof jacket, pants and a sleeping bag.
Please remember to bring personal medications if required.
DATES AND PRICES
Price range per person depending on the date: approximate price: 825 EUR – 895 EUR
Please, use the booking system above to get the exact price, the system calculates EUR price based on the current exchange rate.
The price includes: accommodation onboard, sailing program, an instructor, logbook, berth in base marina, bed linen, fuel, tourist tax, VAT.
Additional costs: meals for the participant and instructor and other marina’s costs (approximate cost 140 EUR, meals on board), arrival and departure costs, parking fee (weekly parking ticket 18 EUR, required payment 01.06.-30.09., otherwise free of charge), travel insurance.
Rates apply to accommodation in double cabins. The upgrade for the use of a single cabin is 60% of the listed price.
The format of the dates is European (DD.MM.YYYY)
For our advanced courses we recommend the following literature: Advanced Sailing Course.
The proposed handbook has been written by our part-time instructor and it is the perfect literature for our advanced courses. The handbook addresses topics of navigation, radiotelephony and sailing with the spinnaker, but it also serves as a lifelong reminder on sailing theory and practice.
The handbook is available at ANA Sail center in Jezera. We highly recommend it!
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