BavAdria CUP 2007
As announced the 7th Bavadria-Cup took place on the November 10th 2007 in the bay of Kastela. On the early morning at 09:30 all participants got briefings about the process of the regatta during a skipper meeting, and after a welcome morning snack (dry figs, local brandy and coffee) all ships sailed out to accomplish last preparations before the start.
The race started at 11:00 o’clock. It took place in the bay of Kastela in an area of 10nm, and the participants were sailing on boats of the class Bavaria 46 and 44. There was a constant west wind during the whole regatta, blowing up to 30kts, which meant that the regatta did not take very long to finish. Since the boats were of the same type the race was very close, resulting in tight and exciting turns around the bouys.
Among the Bavaria 46s, the crew of the Coast Guard sat down at 1st place. Due to magnificent maneuvers, where strong gusts of wind were perfectly used, the crew held the first place until the end. The fight for the places 2 – 6 was close throughout, taking place between the crews of YC Labud from Split, the Port Authorities Team (Split, Trogir, Kastela) with the current European IMS champion as skipper, the Croatian Navy, the Marina Kastela Service Base and the members of the Kastela rowing club. After the last turn and 200m forewind the Coast Guard sailed first through the goal line. The 2nd place was taken by YC LABUD, who crossed the line only five meters ahead the crews of BavAdria, The Port Authorities and the Croatian Navy.
In the class Bavaria 44 the crew of the magazine “Otvoreno More” with the experienced skipper Kolombatović – Pavić held their early lead to finish in 1st place. They were followed by Adria Sail – Zenta and AD Plastika – Salona as at 2nd and 3rd place respectivelly.
The young race council Višić – Bečić from the sports club “Mornar” Split, fulfilled its job as expected throughout the race.
After running into the home port – Marina Kastela – all participants were invited on a common celebration organized by the Kastela Sailing Club, BavAdria and Marina Kastela.
Capt. Berket, the owner of BavAdria Yachting, the Marina Kastela and sponsor of the Sailing and Rowing clubs, welcomed all participants cordially, and wished all a pleasant stay and a good apetite. Then the trophies and the winning bell were awarded.
Hereby the organizer would like to thank all participants for a respecting the operational sequence of the race and for following all regulations. We are happy that despite strong winds, no damage was inflicted on the boats. This is one reason more to welcome all participants, specially the new ones, to next year’s BavAdria cup.
Your Bavadria Team