Croatia — one of the best sailing areas in the Mediterranean Sea!
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Energetic people seeking excitement in sports! Everyone who’d like to work hard and party hard, everyone who loves competition and strives to win!
Everybody can take part in the “Spring Cup” regatta, no matter what kind of sailing experience they have. Each crew and team will be formed in accordance with their level of knowledge and sailing experience and, if needed, guided by a professional skipper.
Spring Cup 2021 will be held in Croatia, across beautiful islands in Central Dalmatia.
The total length of the race is 120 nautical miles. It will be a week of fun and pure adrenaline, sailing adventures and making new friends.
The start and finish of the sailing regatta will be in Murter island, only 40 minutes by taxi from the Split international airport.
Following the route, we will stay at the islands, famous for its history and absolute charm. The entertainment program definitely won’t let you get bored.
Parties and overnight stays are planned in stunning places and safe marinas.
The week you will never forget!
Concept of the regatta:
- 5 racing days, with various challenging distances. Each lap is unique, so get ready for a fresh experience!
- entertainment every day after the race! Great parties, friendly atmosphere with only positive vibes
Small island located in northern part of Croatia and connected to the mainland by the long bridge. Despite of it’s size this place can boast quite a long history. Murter was first mentioned in 1251 as Villa Magna and you may still find here remains of Roman buildings and the ancient Colentum settlement.
Check-in of the boats and Welcome Dinner.
During our first sailing day we will head towards Vodice. This beautiful ancient town is well known for it's fountains, number of cozy restaurants and taverns open till late night that makes it one of the most attractive destinations on the Adriatic. Whoever has visited Vodice once always returns!
Presentation of the Teams at local restaurant
First official racing day and we’ll sail to Skradin. This place in Croatia is famous for it’s national park Krk. After several sailing races we will stay here for the night and you will have a chance to visit waterfalls and nice local tavern that offers one of the most famous Croatian dishes – Peka (slow cooked veal or octopus).
Winner of the day and then
Try local Peka or explore waterfalls
After several technical races in Prokljansko lake or near Zlarin Island (depends on the weather) we will head to Sibenik, one of the oldest towns in Croatia, first mentioned in 1066. After a long sailing day you will have a chance to rest for a while, taste local oysters and explore old town of Sibenik.
Winner of the day
Barbeque on pantone
This will be a long sailing and racing day. We will head to Rogozinica and will try to make two races, one navigational and one technical (depends on the weather conditions). Finally you will be rewarded and take a rest in marina Frapa. Take a 20min walk to a small island located right behind the marina and connected to the mainland by the narrow bridge. Here you will find authentic local taverns and old town of Rogoznica.
One of the many beautiful Croatian towns. It will be our final destination on Thursday. Here we will have dinner with the view on the harbor and announce official winners of Spring Regatta 2020.
Inauguration of the winners
It’s been a long sailing week, and even though official race is over we have something more to offer. On Friday we will have Fun race with special prize to the winner and beer party in marina.
Croatia - one of the best sailing areas in Mediterranean Sea!
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.