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.
Sailbot Sailing Instrument is a simple and not too expensive application that turns your smartphone or a tablet into a helping sailing instrument. The application is especially useful for those whose sailing boat isn’t equipped with sophisticated sailing instruments and which initial purpose is not racing.
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.
Regatta Barcolana, or to be more exact Autumn Cup (Coppa d’Autunno) would be the greatest sailing event at the Adriatic according to the number of contestants and overall participants which refers to almost 2000 boats with some 25000 sailors. It traditionally takes place in the Gulf of Trieste, Italy, on second Sunday in October since 1969.
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!
There are several offshore races that are considered bigger than the rest. They include the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Transpacific Yacht Race, Bermuda Race, Hamilton Island Race Week, Chicago to Mackinac Boat Race, Governors Cup, South Atlantic Race and the famous Fastnet Race. Read more about the latter in the following post!