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Book your boat with a skipper - may we introduce: Sasa
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Did you know that you have a boat on zizooWithbe able to book a professional skipper? It's true! Everyone, including travelers who have never sailed and do not have a boating license, can enjoy a boating holiday - together with an experienced skipper who takes care of safety and navigation and has one or two extra tips for his guests . Even experienced sailors and boat holidaymakers can book a skipper who takes over the helm if they just want to relax and enjoy the holiday.
May we introduce: Sasa
Sasa, tell us about yourself. Where are you from? How long have you been a skipper?
My name is Sasa Drobac. I am 27 years old and I come from Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. I've been a skipper for 5 years now and it's been a fantastic trip.
How did you start sailing and then even decide to become a skipper who looks after travelers?
I was on a boat for the first time when I was only 3 years old and that was probably when I fell in love with boats and the sea. Every summer my parents took me on sailing holidays of several weeks, and that's how I learned to sail. As I got older I heard that there was the job title of skipper and that it was something I really wanted to do because it's a great combination of boats, the sea and meeting new people.
What is your favorite route and why?
My favorite route is from Split to Dubrovnik because you can discover the most beautiful corners of the Croatian coast and I know this area very well.
What is your favorite boat and why?
My favorite boat is this Lagoon 42 and the Dufour 56. I know these are two different boats, but I like the Lagoon for its spaciousness and elegance and because it is easy to sail. The Dufour 56, on the other hand, is a fantastic boat that has everything you need; it's great for sailing, has great engines, and a luxurious interior.
What languages do you speak and have you ever had problems communicating with travelers?
My mother tongue is Croatian, then I also speak English, a little German and Russian. I've never had any problems communicating with my guests.
How many excursions have you already done as a skipper with travelers?
I never really counted, but I guess more or less 50 trips so far.
You have certainly met a lot of interesting people and had great experiences. Is there something special (funny, emotional, sensational) that you remember?
There are many situations that I remember with my guests and that includes crazy sailing trips with strong winds, beautiful bays to swim in and fantastic restaurants that we visited. I also keep a small guest book in which my guests write what they remember from this week.
What do you like best about your job?
I like being in the middle of the ocean on a boat with great people from all over the world. I don't need anything else.
What's the hardest part about your job?
The hardest part of this job depends on the type of guests you have; everything else is easy.
What is your advice for beginners or someone who wants to learn to sail?
I would advise staying calm in any situation and thinking logically when making a decision. Enjoy the process and never underestimate the weather conditions. Also, one should double-check everything and make sure security is a priority.
What are the 3 most convincing arguments for you to go sailing?
Waking up in a beautiful bay, jumping straight into the sea and not having to prepare for a trip to the beach.
What are your tips against seasickness?
- Stay calm
- Look at the horizon
- Eat a small snack
- Staying close to the railing in case you have to spit
What do you do in the off-season?
During the off-season I work as an MMA and fitness trainer, am a photo and videographer and have a kitchen studio. In winter I am a ski instructor and also work as an organizer and matchmaker in the MMA organization FNC.
What are the most important things to bring on a sailing trip?
- Snorkel gear
- UV sunscreen
- Sweater and rain jacket
- Flip-flops and boat shoes
What would you advise someone who wants to become a skipper?
Do it and you will love it. It's the best job in the world!
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