At the end of each season, BavAdria has the unique opportunity to use the dry docks of Marina Kastela throughout the whole winter. This is so because BavAdria belongs to the same family business as Marina Kastela.
The yachts receive full service and a thorough cleaning while on dry dock. The underwater hull and the floor on the inside are meticulously cleaned, ragged ropes are exchanged, the yachts are newly buffed on all sides. It goes without mention that all yachts undergo a complete technical service.
Our Bavaria 44 boat – Tatinja – will be the first one opening Season 2009.
OWN FLEET + OWN MARINA KASTELA = A FAMILY BUSINESS WHICH STANDS FOR QUALITY!
Dear sailing friends,
This year BavAdria Yachting expands its fleet with 2 new yachts. The Bavaria 46 and Bavaria 50 Cruiser from April 2009 are to become a part of our fleet, allowing a total of 31 boats in season 2009 to be available for our sailing friends.
As you know, the entire fleet of BavAdria is placed on land in period November to March for comprehensive service work, such as antifouling, sailing, etc. This unique opportunity is enabled only because BavAdria Yachting and Marina Kastela present a joint family enterprise in complete. For our Austrian friends BavAdria established rooms called “Segeltreffpunkt”, a unique meeting point for sailors in the heart of the old town of Graz. In autumn / winter / spring time running events take place continuisly. In addition to the sailing club room is also our booking and reservation center in Graz.
BavAdria Yachting sets a very high value in quality and technically maintained boats to turn the cruisings to an experience our sailing friends will always remember. You are on vacation after all!
For any kind of technical problem just phone us using the cell phone on board, and our service will join you in shortest time to solve the problem.
BavAdria Yachting has evolved over recent years into a flagship company. Our sailing friends appreciate the professionalism, competence and hospitality of our employees, so we feel very honored on the feedback from numerous sailors who consider themselves part of a large family.
Dear sailing friends – we will be glad to welcome you once again at our home – our very own Marina Kastela!
The OLA racing boat has been designed and built for sailing according to IMS standards in the shipyard Green Marine in England in 2003. The design belongs to the designer team Bootin & Carkeek. The boat is made entirely of carbon fibre and its sails are North sails (carbon fibre and Kevlar).
Technical characteristics: Length: 17.40m Width: 4.149m Weight: 15164 kg Mast height: 30 m Draught: 3.80m Main sail: 190m2, Genoa 79m2, Spinnaker 246m2
In the last 2 years the boat has been sailing under a Croatian flag.
It is worth mentioning that Ola won the European race according to the IMS rules, which took place on the island of Cres in 2007. Furthermore Ola won 5th place in the World Championship in Athens, Greece, in 2008.
Also worth mentioning are the results obtained by Ola in regattas in Croatia, such as the 3rd place in the annual Mrduja Regatta in 2007 and 2008 (seocnd place in its boat class). We are particularly proud of these achievements, as Marina Kastela, in which Ola is docked, is also its sponsor.
Among our planned activities for 2009 is also a participation in the World championship in Brindisi, Italy.
Among the crew members that took part in this year’s “Mrduja” Regatta the following people deserve a special mention:
Skipper Marin Miura Owners of “Ola” Mr. Diklić and Mr Barada Owner of Marina Kastela and proud sponsor Mr Joko Berket Luka Berket Junior Željko Perić and others.
Before we continue with this article, we would first like to thank all participants in our Bavadria Cup Regatta!
This year there more participants in the Regatta than ever before!
The competition took place in 2 categories: Bavaria 44 with 9 participating boats and Bavaria 46 with 11 participating boats, a total of 20 participating crews!
The start of the Regatta was scheduled for 11:00 in the morning, but because of the unfavorable weather conditions (no wind!!) it was postponed for 11:20.
This year the wind was not very sympathetic with the regatta participants. It was coming from all possible directions, was very weak and at times not blowing at all. After a successful start with a Southwest-West wind, the crew of Navi was the first to reach the first buoy upwind, followed by the teams of Bavadria Yachting and sailing club “Trogir.” The first to go around the second buoy downwind was the team of Rowing club “Kastela”-Marinconsult, with Capt. Joko Berket at the steering wheel. They were followed closely by Sailing Club Trogir, the “Otvoreno more” team, the team of the City of Kastela, etc.
Then the wind stopped completely. Even the wind ripples that the teams could see in the distance in the direction of Trogir did not reach us. That’s why the Regatta distance had to be shortened. The first team to make the new turn around the first buoy was the one of Capt. Berket, again followed by the team of City of Kastela, Sailing Club Trogir, etc.
The goal line also had to be rearranged due to the lack of wind, and the overall winner of the regatta turned out to be the Rowing Club “Kastela” team.
The celebration took place on the premises of Marina Kastela.
We would like to extend special thanks for their participation to our friends from ÖSYC in Austria with Skipper Peter Pennitz and to our friends from SD Krmar with Skipper Opalič Goran.
Traditional Dalmatian music and delicious fish with olive oil were of course an important component of the celebration.
Again a big THANK YOU to all participants and … see you again next year!