This year's regatta was once again a huge success. We had 11 Lagoon catamarans competing and participants from Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Poland, New Zealand, the UK and 3 whole crews of Ukrainians.
Great races and food, excellent company and fair play, all contributed to the excellent atmosphere, with many laughs and parties.
With a bit of a rough start on Friday from Split to Maslinica and no possibility for a first race, even the strong jugo could not stop the sturdy, stable and comfortable Lagoon catamarans to making it safely to Martinis Marchi. After all, a tasty dinner and a party were waiting for the participants so there was no stopping them. The next day turned out far less windy but with loads of sunshine and the first two races were held successfully. Toto's in Palmizana was the next stop for recess with local delicacies, wine and party. The final racing day took us to Peljesac peninsula and Trpanj in two more races with some funny events that involved Mustra I, the Lagoon 450 and a buoy, exchanging cakes and wine between boats...
Fresh oysters and wine greeted all the participants on the Trpanj waterfront which was a great introduction for the awards' ceremony and prize giving.
Here are the official results:
Overall winner - Lagoon 560 Kotovskyi skippered by Igor Plenkovic awarded with SUP board provided by Lagoon
Group I (Lagoons from 50 to 57 feet)
1st place Kotovskyi owned by Sea Sound d.o.o., skippered by Igor Plenkovic and crewed by guests from the Ukraine
2nd place Indian Summer (Lagoon 500) owned by Longa Aurora, skippered by Marijo Kotoras and crewed by OTP Leasing & Nava
3rd place Floramye (Lagoon 52) owned by Nautika centar Nava, skippered by Ratko Tomic, crewed by Nava and Ski & Sea d.o.o.
4th place Mala (Lagoon 570) owned by Nautika centar Nava, skippered by Dario Marijan and crewed by Yachts, Splitska banka & Nava
5th place Pura Vida (Lagoon 560 S2) owned by Nautika centar Nava, skippered by Toni Kacic and crewed by guests from the Ukraine
Group II (Lagoons from 44 to 45 feet)
1st place Sponge Bob (Lagoon 440) owned by Centum d.o.o., skippered by Deni Cetin and Ivica Soso - awarded with a Villeroy & Boch piece that was provided by Villa & Boat d.o.o.
2nd place Smile I (Lagoon 450 F) owned by Longa Aurora, skippered by Marko Zurunic and crewed by guests from Russia
3rd place Mustra I (Lagoon 450) owned by Longa Aurora, skippered by Igor Mihajlov and crewed by MCI
Group III (Lagoons up to 42 feet)
1st place Leggiero (Lagoon 42) owned by Nautika centar Nava, skippered by Igor Stropnik and crewed by Igor Zunkovic and his mostly German crew, awarded with Sea-doo tube provided by Ski & Sea d.o.o.
2nd place Eighty-four (Lagoon 400) owned by Sendi d.o.o., skippered by Rino Smajo and crewed by Nava and our dear guests from Austria that have been sailing with us for 25 years
3rd place Jofra (Lagoon 39) owned by Joraf d.o.o., skippered by Alen Jekesic and crewed by guests from the Ukraine, awarded with a tasting dinner for 3 in Lesic Dimitri Palace in Korcula
A magnificent fireworks in honor of all the winners and participants marked the end of the awards' ceremony and the lantern launching was a terrific closing of the official part of the sixth edition of the Adriatic Lagoon Regatta. Sushi, prosciutto, goulash, cuttlefish and broad beans and grilled swordfish were perfectly matched by local wines and dancing moves long into the night.
Labour day - 1st May was relaxing with SUP and kayak testings provided by Surf Shop from Zagreb and optional wine tasting in the nearby Matusko winery. After lunch, some crews decided to call it a day and leave for Split, others decided to kick back and start early on Tuesday 2nd May.
Once again, we would like to thank all participants and our sponsors for their support. See you next year!