Recently the good folks and organizers of the Dubrovnik International Regatta held off the coast of Croatia contacted FloatWays to let us know about the event.
The Dubrovnik International Pursuit Race Regatta is a pursuit style race. It’s held in one of the premier sailing venues in the Mediterranean. This area also happens to be a unique and amazing tourist destination. Thanks to that, competitors and spectators can enjoy the sailing during the day and the exciting nightlife after the racing is over. This makes for a complete sailing vacation. You can come sail and also bring along family and friends as they will enjoy all the touristy things they can do while you’re out racing.
The neat thing about the event is that the organizers realized many participants would be flying in for the event – Many without boats and not knowing anybody there. The organizers have understood this and they have an interesting setup to deal with this. They encourage individuals to register as well as teams and they say they will place sailors aboard chosen boats, essentially creating new teams. Of course, if you are a skipper, you can also register as such.
…they will place sailors aboard chosen boats, essentially creating new teams.
The organizers of the regattas, Adriatic International Regattas, were inspired by the uniqueness of the Croatian coastline. They recognized the opportunity to create a new event for the world sailing calendar, and thus the Dubrovnik International Regatta or Croatia Regatta was born. The competition will be a 3-day event held from May 10th to May 14th, starting in 2012 and continuing every year after that.
This international regatta is Founded by Dalmatian Destinations, dedicated to chartering fully crewed boats in the Adriatic Sea. Which sort of tells us where the boats used in the event are coming from. Also involved is Earley International. They have been involved for 30 years as promoters of yacht racing events in the Caribbean, Phuket and Ireland.
As if all that wasn’t enough, the America’s Cup and GWM Racing race management consultants, whose people are internationally qualified race officers, plus the Chairman of the International IRC Owners Association are also involved.
ITC Sports, the largest UK independent sports tour operator, will be working with Adriatic International Regattas to ensure a well-run and organized event for participants and spectators. A successful first year should ensure growth of the Croatia Regatta for years to come.
Participation in the event will allow chartering of race boats for the competition as well as entering of private vessels.
Participation in the event will allow chartering of race boats for the competition as well as entering of private vessels. In conjunction with ITC sports, you can book flights and accommodations in local 5 star hotels for the days leading up to the regatta as well as afterwards. Of course, they can answer all your questions pertaining the availability of sailing positions, skippers, teams and sailboats.
Adriatic International Regattas and ITC Sports say they encourage skippers and crew to attend, as well as individuals with crewing experience. They are looking forward to making the Dubrovnik International Regatta in Croatia a permanent fixture in the international sailing calendar.