Situated at the southern tip of the Istria peninsula, which borders Slovenia and lies within close proximity to Italy, the new base offers sailors the opportunity to explore the most northern of Croatia's sailing area and its highlights: glistening seas, natural harbors, pine-fringed beaches, and lively fishing ports. The city of Pula is packed with museums and steeped in history, with traces of Byzantine, Venetian, and Austrian cultures still evident in the city today, which is also home to one of the world's largest and most beautiful Roman amphitheaters.
From Pula, the cruising opportunities are vast, with numerous anchorages on islands to the east. On a two-week charter from Pula, sailors may choose to head farther afield by cruising south to the spectacular and serene Kornati National Park or on to the popular islands of Hvar and Korcula. The Pula fleet includes a range of yachts from 39 to 47 feet, including the new Sunsail 44i by Jeanneau. For more details about both the fleet and Pula charters, contact Sunsail (www.sunsail.com).