Kvarner newsletter / no 6

6th Sport Fest
A presentation of attractive sports

This year for the first time Rijeka will host the 6th Sport Fest which was previously held in Crikvenica and which includes several sporting and entertainment events.

After previously being held in Crikvenica, the 6th Sport Fest this year takes place for the first time in Rijeka. Due to this change of location, Rijeka will become the venue of a ten-day festival that includes seven attractive sports.

The 6th Sport Fest will take place between the 26th of June and the 6th of July in the very centre of town, in the Sport Fest Arena on the waterfront, from where visitors will also be able to watch attractive competitions out on the sea.

This sporting event will include the 17th Beach Volley Tournament with numerous top players from Croatia and abroad and the 2nd European Jet-Ski Championship. For the first time ever, the Sport Fest will also include the ORC Masters, a regatta with Croatia's ten best steersmen according to last year's Gill – ORC scale. This scale was initiated by the SCOR 2001 Sailing Club Rijeka in 2001, following the example of worldwide sailing rankings. The points come from the ORC Club's regattas over the last two years in Croatia. Apart from steersmen, the same ranking system applies to yachtsmen.

This ten-day sporting event will also include lots of entertainment, and the central event in the Sport Fest Arena will be a concert by Marijan Ban, Neno Belan and Fiumens on the 28th of June.