We prepared an extensive list of the world’s renowned sailing races that spark an interest of both leisure and professional sailors.
Here is a story about everything but ordinary regatta that takes place between the Croatian islands of Dugi Otok, Ugljan and Pašman – Gladuša. The special thing about this small but interesting regatta is that there are live concerts and parties the night before the race. It is also a very traditional regatta so you won’t miss the traditional march Tovareća mužika or Donkey’s music.
Mrduja Regatta is the oldest and second biggest regatta in Croatia. It takes place in the first weekend in October, signifying the end of summer and marking the beginning of the racing season. The regatta starts from Split, passes between the islands of Brač and Hvar and then turns back. The winner of the 84th edition was Mate Arapov, but, when it comes to Mrduja, it is not that much about competing as it is about participating and preserving the tradition.
If you are a sailor and you are spending the end of a year on the Croatian coast, the best way to do so is, of course, by sailing. There is a Christmas regatta that takes place annually and starts from the nautical center, Biograd, with its race course taking the competitors all the way to the town of Zadar. In 2015, the Christmas regatta had a special charity nature. If you are ending the year on the race course, you might as well start the new one under sails. Every year, Biograd organizes St. Anastasia Regatta (regata Sv. Stošije). It’s one one of the most relevant regattas in Croatia and one which guarantees an incredible racing experience!
St Nicholas’ Day is a busy day on the Croatian coast, especially if it falls on a weekend. St Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, seafarers and fishermen, which is why many sailing events are organized in his honor across the Adriatic. Some of the most interesting events include the 16th edition of Šibenik Regatta, St Nicholas’ Regatta in Biograd and one of the same name in Split. These races attract the best Croatian sailors and are some of the most demanding regattas in the Adriatic.
Loosing the rudder in the middle of a race is a very serious issue, especially when it happens during a difficult regatta. The regatta Jabuka is one of the most challenging sailing races in Croatia. It starts in the town of Vodice, in mid November at midnight, travels through the high seas and strong winds of the open sea, around the islet of Jabuka. It is both dangerous and exciting, and can present many dangers.
Smartphones are taking over the sailing world as well. They can be very useful in sailing, but can be quite dangerous when they are used constantly, without regarding basic safety principles of sailing on a yacht. This is a story about how a sailing team lost their phones after a strong gust of wind hit their boat.