Kvarner newsletter / no 7

9th Fiumanka
International sailing competition

Sailing competitions, numerous accompanying events, a good organisation by the hosts and the wonderful Kvarner landscape – these are the ingredients for Fiumanka, a sailing event that continues attracting more and more visitors to Kvarner each year. This year’s, ninth edition will be no exception and starts on the 13th of June.

From the 13th to 15th of June, the Rijeka harbour will host the ninth edition of Fiumanka, an event that includes the traditional regatta and other sports competitions and many entertainment programmes. The event starts on Friday the 13th of June with the international journalists' regatta entitled Press Fiumanka when crews from Austria, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia will be sailing in a triangular field between Rijeka and Opatija.
This is the overture to the central event that takes place one day later: the sailing regatta in which Croatian and international crews will set sails on a new route between Rijeka – Omišalj (on the island of Krk) – Rijeka. This year's Fiumanka will include the participation of two yachtsmen form Rijeka, Marin Lovrović and Siniša Mikuličić, members of the Croatian sailing team at the China Olympics.
On Sunday the 15th of June, the Kantrida sports and fishing association organises, just like the year before, the international sports fishing competition Fiumanka Cup, with ca. thirty teams from Slovenia, Italy and Croatia.
A new challenge is the Foto Fiumanka, a photo competition with the slogan “In search of the wind”. The best photographs, chosen by the jury, will be displayed in the Karolina café bar and included in the Fiumanka 2009 calendar. All persons interested in participating at any competition within the Fiumanka can register at the www.fiumanka.hr website.
Fiumanka also means loads of fun, with evening concerts of rock and alternative music at the Gat Karoline Riječke pier, comedian shows and other performances.