In the sailing world, Boxing Day or December 26th marks the start of one of the toughest navigation regattas in the world – Rolex Sydney to Hobart race, celebrating its 70th edition this year. The course is 628 nautical miles long and very demanding.
The Barcolana regatta is the largest and the most visited sailing regatta in the Mediterranean. It was first held in 1969 in front of Trieste. This year’s edition starts on October 4th and ends on October 12th. A variety of races guarantees a great time for everyone.
Winning the Louis Vuitton Cup in terms of top performance sailing means that the winner takes the honor to challenge the defender of previous America’s Cup. Emirates Team New Zealand won this Cup second consecutive time beating Italy’s Luna Rosa Challenge by 7 to one wins. The same competitors have met also in the finals of previous Louis Vuitton Cup held in 2007.
My friends and I participated in the very first regatta of 2016 in Croatia. The race took place in the town of Biograd. Due to bad weather, only a handful of other participants appeared, but we had great fun nevertheless. Read about our adventure!
Volvo Ocean Race is a yacht race around the world, held every three years. The history of Volvo Ocean Race is full of dramatic stories about thrilling competition between teams, struggle with heavy weather and heroic salvages. This year, the Volvo Ocean Race started in Alicante, Spain on October 6th.
Rota Palagruzona or the Route of Palagruža first took place on June 12th 1593. A typical fishing boat at that time was gajeta falkuša, a traditional Adriatic wooden boat powered by both sails and pedals. Thanks to a few tradition lovers and enthusiasts the route has been revitalized.
The second part of the world’s acclaimed sailing races list.
The Greek Blue Cup, an international sailing regatta taking place annually in the Argosaronic Gulf, is not just a sailing race. It is a popular event gathering sailing enthusiasts from all over the world who come together to enjoy both sailing and socializing with many who share their interests.
We prepared an extensive list of the world’s renowned sailing races that spark an interest of both leisure and professional sailors.
Although the summer weather this year was far from the usual, the end of summer should still be celebrated. At the Adriatic it is done by organizing a grand regatta – Regatta Mrduja that will be held for the 83rd time between Split and the islet Mrduja. Local sailors consider it a family tradition.