For the fourth consecutive year, Marina Kaštela hosted a project entitled Calm Sea – Fleet of Peace. The event took place between September 20th and 22nd. It featured 105 boats with 1000 people from all over Europe, including 800 children from various marginalized groups.
This is the largest social-pedagogical project in Europe that gathers children and youth who have no parental care, children with disabilities, mental disabilities or chronic illnesses from 20 European countries for a week of sailing along the Croatian coast providing them with a nice and peaceful week at sea, allowing them to make new friends and cast away prejudices. Two days of the project take place in one marina where the children have a chance to get to know each other through numerous games and activities. We are glad that the Calm Sea volunteers chose Marina Kaštela to be their host for the fourth time and that they have brought the positive energy of this project into our marina.
An action that was a part of the project took place in the Marina this year. This time, young artists, Dino and Zvone from Trogir, painted a graffiti on the west section of the Marina that is dedicated to this project. The graffiti is located in the immediate vicinity of the Calm Sea olive trees planted in 2013 and the Ponton plaque by Tomo Buzon erected in 2015.
The volunteers from Marina Kaštela organized a sailing this year as well for 4 crews as a part of this project with the help of Marina Kaštela and Bavadria as their largest sponsors. We took a crew of young person with diabetes sailing with us (accompanied by a physician), a crew of children from Maestral Children’s Home, Miljenko i Dobrila branch, a crew of patients from the Mir Rudine Rehabilitation Centre, and from Drin and Bakovići Rehabilitation Centres from Fojnica in Bosnia and Herzegovina.