Start:21000, Split, Croatia
Finish:21000, Split, Croatia
In the middle of the Velvet season on the Adriatic Sea, we invite you to participate in the regatta held by the largest yacht publication in Russia — «Motor Boat & Yachting Magazine Cup». The magazine regularly covers sailing events and writes about the unique experience of participating in world-famous races. The magazine also organizes major yacht exhibitions in Russia — Moscow Yacht Show and St. Petersburg International Boat Show.
The history of the regatta begins in 2013 when the first Hanse Cup races were held. In 2017, the regatta was renamed to MBY CUP. Organizers combine short, dynamic loop racing with tactical route crossings. The average route of the regatta that goes along picturesque shores covered with pine trees and olive groves, is 150 miles.
The regatta fleet is formed of two divisions. The basis for the first division is Hanse 445 monotype sailing yachts. For those who want to race with greater comfort, the organizers added the Gran Turismo division, consisting of Hanse 455 and Hanse 445. Thus, each yachtsman can choose which division to participate in.
The regatta will be held in the traditional format in order to give everyone an opportunity to get what they came for in a week. For professionals — these are racing distances and qualified refereeing, for amateur skippers — the opportunity to compete in the same ranks with professionals, for beginners - a chance to get competitive experience under the guidance of experienced skippers, for those who came to Croatia for the first time — the beauty and history of this country. Every day the participants visit a new island, city or an ancient fortress of Dalmatia.
If you think that autumn sailing on the Adriatic is a good idea — we are waiting for you at the MBY CUP regatta in September!
Yacht acceptance, the draw
Split is the second-largest city in the country. Its historical center is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. In the city, you will see both 15th-century buildings and modern concrete and glass buildings. One of the main attractions for travelers is Diocletian’s Palace. With its building, the city was founded back in 305. Now, some buildings have been lost, but the palace continues to attract thousands of tourists.
Split — Maslenica, 15 miles
Maslenica is a port and a small village near Zadar. It was founded as early as 1000 years ago but was severely destroyed during the war for independence.
Maslenica — Vis, 19 miles
Vis is a small island remote from the mainland. Until recently, it was closed to tourists, because there was a secret Yugoslavian naval base.
The capital of the island is the city of Vis. Many historical buildings and churches of the 16-17 century have been preserved here.
Vis — Komiža, 18 miles
The city of fishermen on the island is Komiža. Here you can always try the freshest fish. The biggest attraction of Komiža is the ancient Venetian tower.
Komiža — Rogoznica, 32 miles
Rogoznica is a small but popular town that is most interesting for its port built back in the days of the Venetian Republic. Also, take the time to explore the Old Town.
Rogoznica — Trogir, 19 miles
Trogir, founded in the 3rd century BC, is 20 km from Split. Trogir is a city-museum. The historical center is located on an island that is separated from the mainland by a small canal. Here, there are many different churches, towers, palaces, buildings. Most of the population lives on the mainland or on a large island — Ciavo.
Trogir — Split, 15 miles
We will come back to Split. Here, there will be a closing ceremony and rewarding of the winners.
Delivery of yachts, completion of the regatta
We don’t say goodbye to you but look forward to seeing you at our next regattas!
The regatta starts and ends in Split. We will sail along the route Split — Maslenica — Vis — Komiža — Rogoznica — Trogir — Split.
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.