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    Staying safe while on your sailing holiday in Croatia

    With crystal clear waters, tranquil beaches and plenty of secluded coves, Croatia is the perfect destination for a sailing holiday. If you’re looking forward to packing your bags and jetting off, here are some tips to help you stay safe and avoid travel accidents in Croatia.

    Check the weather and shipping forecasts

    Even though Croatia is famed for its temperate, warm climate, there is a risk of adverse weather conditions, especially out at sea, and it’s always a good idea to be aware of sailing conditions, the latest weather reports and the shipping forecast. If bad weather is expected, take this into consideration when planning your itinerary and consider staying close to shore until the conditions pass.

    Perform daily safety checks

    Safety checks are essential for a happy, healthy break away without any holiday accidents. Get into a routine of checking the boat every morning and plan your route with precision.

    Pack carefully

    Sailing holidays are different to your average beach break and you should take this into consideration when packing. You should always wear suitable footwear, such as closed-toe, non-slip plimsolls or trainers, on the decks, to prevent slips, trips and falls and be prepared for high winds and scattered showers, which may be heavy; take lots of layers and a waterproof jacket with you, as well as your swimwear and a snorkel.

    Wear sunscreen

    Sunburn can ruin any holiday and the winds out at sea can be deceptive and prevent you from feeling like you are burning. Always wear sun cream to prevent skin damage and unwanted holiday illnesses and make sure you wear a high factor if you burn easily or you have fair skin. It’s also very important to stay hydrated and take in plenty of fluids to prevent sunstroke, headaches and tiredness.

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    Claiming compensation for a sailing accident

    If you are involved in a sailing accident overseas or you suffer an injury abroad while holidaying with a travel firm, you may be eligible for travel accident compensation.

    To find out more about travel injury claims and to discuss your case with a professional, experienced personal injury lawyer, call Accident Advice Helpline on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500. Our legal team boasts a wealth of experience in dealing with holiday accident claims and could help you to claim the no-win no-fee** compensation you deserve without any hassle or stress.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice


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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.