Start:Šetalište kneza Branimira 1, 23210, Biograd na Moru, Croatia
Finish:Šetalište kneza Branimira 1, 23210, Biograd na Moru, Croatia
Bavaria Cup is a sailing regatta, which takes place annually in the waters of one of the most picturesque cities in Croatia — Biograd na Moru. It is located on the coast of the Pašman Strait of the Adriatic Sea, where there are ideal conditions for active sea recreation and, of course, for sailing. Stable winds, clear water, comfortable temperature all year round — all this contributes to unforgettable sailing competitions and pleasant yachting. Such conditions are ideal for beginners who take their first steps in yachting.
For the first time, the regatta took place in 2007 and since then it has been annually attracting sailors from the former post-Soviet space, and more recently, from other countries of the world — amateurs and professionals who are preparing for a really competitive race. The competition takes place in several controlled fleets of monotype yachts provided by the organizers. In 2014, the event was attended by a record number of yachts — 40, twenty in each of the two monotypic divisions. More than 300 yachtsmen from Russia, Kazakhstan, the Republic of Belarus, Ukraine, the USA, Germany, Croatia, Turkey took part in seven planned races.
Arrival at Kornati marina, Biograd na Moru
Acceptance of yachts from 17.00
It is possible to arrange a transfer from the airports of Zagreb and Split
Today you will have time to get to know the crew and prepare for the racing days.
9.00 — acceptance of yachts by the crews.
12.00 — skippers’ briefing (near the office of Adriatic Challenge).
13.00 — the start of the short race number 1 in the circular distance near the city of Biograd na Moru. After the completion of the short race, the start of the route race number 2 (approximately 12 n. m.). After the finish, the yachts must sail for mooring to the Kornati marina, Biograd na Moru.
20.00 — the official opening of the competition in the restaurant of the yacht club of Biograd na Moru. At the opening, you will need to creatively present your crew. There will also be a team uniform competition. During the gala dinner, the winners of the first races will be awarded.
9.00 — skippers’ briefing at the Adriatic Challenge office.
10.00 — the start of race number 3. After the end of a short race, the race number 4 will start along the route Biograd na Moru — Tribunj marina (approximately 18 n. m.).
Mooring at the Tribunj Marina, welcome drink on the pier, free time.
9.00 — skippers’ briefing in the Tribunj marina near the judges boat
10.00 — the start of the short race number 5, then — the start of the race number 6 from Tribunj to Šibenik (approximately 15 n. m.).
After the finish — mooring at the Šibenik city pier, welcome drink at the pier, free time.
We recommend that you spend some time exploring the city of Šibenik. The main attraction of Šibenik is the 15-century white-stone cathedral — St. Jacob’s Cathedral, which was built from solid stone blocks. Many of the buildings in Šibenik are white — built using Brac stone, which is mined on the Croatian island of Brac. The White House in Washington is also faced with this stone.
9.00 — skippers’ briefing at the Šibenik city pier near the judges boat
10.30 — the start of the short race number 7 (5 n. m), then — the start of the race number 8 from Šibenik to Biograd to Moru (approximately 23 n. m.).
After the finish — mooring in the Kornati marina, free time.
The city of Biograd na Moru is also interesting to walk around. We recommend visiting the Heritage Museum of Biograd, which is located in the center. The museum contains a rich archaeological collection and a collection of the sunken ship, discovered in 1967.
9.00 — skippers’ briefing near the judges boat
10.00 — the start of the short race number 9 (5 n. m.). After the finish of the short race — the start of race number 10 in Biograd to Moru (approximately 12 n. m.). After the completion of the route race — mooring in the Kornati marina, free time.
9.00 — skippers’ briefing at the Adriatic Challenge office
10.30 — the start of the final race number 11 in the circular distance in the area of Biograd on the Mora (approximately 10 n. m.).
After the finish — refueling of all yachts, mooring in the Kornati marina, delivering of yachts
20.00 — the award ceremony, gala dinner, entertainment program.
The intense regatta is behind, we are sure that you have received bright emotions. But we do not say goodbye, because we know that if you have once gone out sailing it is impossible to stop. We are waiting for you at the next regattas!
The departure of the participants — before 9.00.
The regatta will be held in the waters of the city of Biograd on the Mora. The races will also take place to the city of Šibenik. You will have time and opportunity to explore these beautiful Croatian cities.
Yes, of course. There will be an experienced skipper and team members on the yacht. They will give you a role and teach you everything you need to know to be a useful team member and feel comfortable.
Yes, all team members will definitely try themselves in different roles to better understand each other. Standing at the helm is an integral part of training for beginners as well as setting sails, and helping the team during moorings.
As a rule, participants in the regatta live on the yacht. The boat has everything you need for a comfortable stay: nice beds, a kitchen, a shower with toilet. If you do not want to live on a yacht, then you can arrange to stay at the hotel onshore.
The crew decides altogether what kind of food they prefer to eat and makes necessary purchases. Simple dishes can be cooked, usually taking turns. Some regattas offer daily meals and intensive evening program for all crews.
We can make an invitation for a visa, but you need to apply for a visa by yourself.
Most people tolerate some seasickness easily. If you feel that you are starting to feel sick, it is best to get at the steering wheel or tune the sails. Get yourself busy, show your body that you don’t have time to get sick, you have to fight for victory in the race. There are also many quite effective medicines from sickness. If you start taking them in advance, then the probability of seasickness is almost zero.
Before each trip, we organize an online meeting where participants get to know each other and the captain. The captain will answer all your questions. The crew will have a group chat so you can get to know each other before the start of the regatta. Then you will meet in the marina.
The main rule is to dress comfortably and according to the weather. Clothing: • windbreaker and pants or shorts; • shirt/jacket with UV protection (thermal underwear and fleece); • adjustable hat/cap; • gloves. We recommend to purchase a long-sleeved jacket with UV protection in order to protect yourself from the sun and strong wind. Yachting shoes should be: • light, with non-slip white outsole; • with the fixed heel; • with a tightly closed nose. During the sailing without shoes, you can fall or injure your fingers and feet on the deck. There are many protruding parts on the boat that are easy to catch. Unfortunately, even experienced sailors are not protected from unpleasant injuries when they ignore this simple rule.