Kvarner newsletter / no 40

12th Fiumanka International Sailing Event
Rijeka's sailing festival

From the 9th to the 12th of June, Rijeka will again host the biggest international sailing event on Kvarner, the popular Fiumanka, which every year attracts more and more sailors from Croatia and abroad. Also most encouraging is the fact that more and more international media representatives are taking part in the race.

The "Rijeka's Sailing Festival", as the popular Fiumanka sailing regatta is often referred to, will again attract many sailing enthusiasts from all over the world to Rijeka in the period from the 9th to the 12th of June. According to the announcement of the organiser, this year's number of participants in this most prestigious sailing event on Kvarner could exceed all expectations, particularly regarding the competition of media representatives. This is the 12th edition of Fiumanka and the 5th edition of the competition for journalists.
The event will include seven sailing regattas. In addition to the traditional international regattas – the Fiumanka 2011 (11/06) and the Press Fiumanka (10-11/06), this year's programme will also include the Rotary Regatta (10-11/06), the Liburnia Regatta (9 and 10/06 Zadar - Rijeka), the Classic Fiumanka, the Traditional Boat Regatta (10-11/06.), and the Virtual Fiumanka (10/06). The second edition of the Skipper Fiumanka regatta will take place on Sunday (12/06), in order to provide enough time for preparation.
Fiumanka's famous motto: "Got a boat and sail on it – sign up!" has always been accepted with much enthusiasm. Participant have great fun both on the sea and on dry land, and participation in all regattas is free of charge. The importance of this event is reflected in the fact that the ISAF International Sailing Federation has included Fiumanka into its prestigious calendar of competitions. This year's programme will also include a special surprise for all participants. In collaboration with the company Rijeka Fair, Rijeka's waterfront will host a Sailing Fair presenting nautical and sailing equipment by numerous renowned producers: sails, various types of sailboats, paints and varnishes, stainless steel equipment, anchors, ropes, sailing clothing, shoes and accessories (watches, optical devices), and cosmetics. Also present at the fair will be numerous charter companies and sailing schools.