Rijeka Sailing Club and Porto Montenegro Yacht Club invite sailing enthusiasts to the Thousand Islands Race in September. The race between 1000 Adriatic islands is considered the best offshore course that nature itself has created.
Yachtsmen can choose one of two routes or participate in both. The first stage starts in the historic harbor of Rijeka in Croatia. Races will take place between the islands of Unie, Susak, Premud, Dugi Otok, Kornat, Vis, Lastovo and St. Andria and will finish in the harbor of Porto Montenegro in Tivat, Montenegro. If you are a beginner, we invite you to take part in the regatta and gain invaluable competitive experience.
The regatta will take place in the most beautiful region of Croatia and Montenegro. The distance is approximately 280 nautical miles. This will be a competitive race for the victory. The regatta’s route is among the numerous islands and canals of the Croatian coast which gives teams the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in yacht management and navigation.
Registration and checking of yachts and equipment.
You can also devote this time to a walk around Rijeka.
Rijeka is located in the mouth of the of river Rječina. It is the third largest city in Croatia. The oldest building of the city is Stara Vrata. This is a Roman gate, preserved from ancient times. There is a castle on Trstat Hill with stunning views of the city. The main pedestrian street of the city is Crozot Street. It starts at the foot of the City Clock Tower. There are shops and cafes on the street — here you will feel the atmosphere of a real port city.
09:00 — briefing,
12:00 — training race (optional),
18:00 — skippers’ briefing
20:00 — the opening of the regatta.
Today, the crews will have the opportunity to take part in training races, test themselves in new waters, and learn to work together.
09: 00 — a short briefing,
12:00 — the start of the first race Rijeka — Porto Montenegro
Porto Montenegro is the most expensive marina in Montenegro, which currently hosts 450 yachts. In 2006, it was bought by a businessman and turned into one of the country’s attractions. The marina resembles an open-air museum of luxury yachts. There are rows of benches, fountains and palm trees along the promenade.
18:00 The finish of the first race
12:00 The race in the Boka Bay
20:00 The award ceremony for the first race
There will be the first victories and the first award ceremony. Exciting!
09:00 a briefing on the second race
12:00 the start of the second race Porto Montenegro — Rijeka
We are coming back from Porto Montenegro to Rijeka finding out which crew is faster and stronger along the way!
12:00 — the end of the second race
14:00 — the award ceremony for the second race and for the entire regatta
The last races and final award ceremony. But we hope that you will keep coming for the next regattas because the adrenaline from yacht racing can’t be compared to anything!
The regatta will take place between two cities in two countries — Rijeka in Croatia and Porto Montenegro (Tivat), Montenegro.
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.