Kvarner newsletter / no 16

10th Fiumanka Regatta
Sailing and much more

The meeting point of Croatian and international sailors in the period between the 11th to 13th of June is again Rijeka – for the tenth time. The traditional Fiumanka regatta is not just a sailing competition, but much more than that – a real spectacle!

The 10th Fiumanka regatta will include something very special: projections on a water wall in the harbour of Rijeka that will remind the visitors of the history of this competition and present the vision of its future.
The opening ceremony of the 10th Fiumanka will include the first exhibition of wines and original local products in Rijeka entitled Riva 09, which will add a new, gastronomic dimension to this event.
Representatives of several Croatian and international media have shown great interest in the 3rd international Press Fiumanka, which is scheduled for Friday, the 12th of June. The central competition, the Fiumanka regatta, starts one day later, on Saturday the 13th of June. This is the event that made Rijeka particularly interesting to yachtsmen from Croatia and abroad. The regatta starts on a line in front of the Rijeka harbour, and sailing boats of various sizes will sail on the route Rijeka – Omišalj (island of Krk) – Rijeka.
Fiumanka is one of the very few regattas that is entirely cost-free. After registration, the participants receive a Fiumanka T-shirt, which has a very strong emotional value for each one of them: it is a lasting reminder of this event marked by true sporting spirit, fun and friendship.
More information at www.fiumanka.hr