This year, Techtack will take place on the island of Hvar, one of the jewels of the Adriatic coast, situated approx. 33 nautical miles south of Split. Hvar has a rich history spanning centuries dating all the way back to 384 BC when the ancient Greeks founded the colony of Pharos. Today, Hvar town is branded the St Tropez of Croatia, a must-go destination for world travellers and hedonists.
Wednesday 25th September: Arrivals via flights into Split airport. Transfer to Hvar by taxi + fast ferry. Team dinner for early arrivals.
Thursday 26th September: Morning and afternoon races. Guided tour of Hvar and team dinner.
Friday 27th September: Morning and afternoon races. Networking and prize giving dinner.
Saturday 28th September: Transfer to Split by fast ferry. Departures via Split airport.
the boats & sailing
This year, we will be sailing on a fleet of one design First35 cruiser-racers. The two-day program will consist of a combination of short and coastal navigation fleet races. Each boat will have five to six crew members and a skipper. A professional skipper will be present on every boat. There is no requirement to have any prior sailing knowledge, as there will be plenty of experienced sailors joining.
Guests will be staying at the Pharos Hvar Bay Hill Hotel and book hotel rooms directly using the Stifel Global Technology Group Rate, please contact the Stifel Global Technology Group directly for booking details.
Split Airport is 30 mins by taxi from Split’s harbour where multiple fast ferry options are available to join the island of Hvar in just one hour. There are plenty of flights to and from Split Airport (more information here). Stifel Global Technology Group will help organise transfers to and from the airport. For ferry tickets please visit: Jadrolinija & Krilo.
The contribution includes the sailing (boats, skippers, race committee, etc...), meals and entertainment but excludes accommodation and travel to and from Hvar. You can charter a full boat including skipper for EUR 3,150 per boat plus EUR 190 per person for meals and entertainment. For individual participation, the total cost (excluding travel and accommodation) is EUR 630 per participant.