On Friday, June 24th, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Croatian rowing club Marina Kaštela. The moment when, 20 years ago, a group of enthusiasts from Kaštel, led by Captain Joško Berket, founded the rowing club under the slogan “more rowers, less smokers“ was the beginning of the sports and social program that exists even today.
During the past 20 years, almost 1000 kids have passed through the rowing club. Some of them stayed with the club in the roles of coaches, members of the Board and of a club president. They won a total of 18 gold medals at state championships and a bronze medal at the European championship. From the very start, the companies Marina Kaštela and Bavadria have been the main sponsors of the club ensuring not only the financing, but also the logistics needed for the club’s operations.
The club’s birthday was celebrated in the same spot where it was created – on the Kambel square Polantana with a big party: the concert of Marijan Ban and Diktatori, with free food and drinks for all guests. Guests from all rowing clubs in Dalmatia joined us, as well as the representatives of the Rowing Association, Vukovar Rowing Club, former coaches and club presidents, as well as the local guests. All of us wished the club lots of luck in the upcoming years.