The first stage of the 65th “Vis regatta” was held on 16.10.2009 during a favorable wind and ideal weather conditions. All competitors started at NE wind 15 knots. About 150 cruisers were taking part and set off in two classes, ORC class starting at 09:00 hours, and OPEN class starting 15 minutes later.
The Marina Kastela crew passed the finish line in Vis in 11 place out of 30 competitors in the ORC class. A strong NE wind was blowing in stern and almost boats were sailing by using the spinaker or gennaker, except for a few minutes during the passage between Solta and Brac.
The second day of the 65th “Vis regatta” was a free day except for the 15 racing boats who took part in the port of Vis.
The second stage of the 65th “Vis regatta” was held on 18.10.2009. The start was moved to the Pakleni Otoci due to the strong NE headwind, which kept the crews working hard all day. The crew of our Sailing club Marina Kastela, with Capt. Josip Berket as skipper, successfully completed the second stage of the regatta in 10 place. This meant that overall Marina Kastela won 12th place in the ORC class, and 5th place in the ORC 2 subclass. The winner of the Regatta was ONE with Karlo Kuret as skipper, in the ORC class, and ANADORA, with Mate Arapov as skipper, in the OPEN class. Well done!
In accordance with the new law adopted by the Croatian government, we are obliged to charge each client upon arrival in Marina Kastela a tourist tax, payable in advance for the whole charter period. This tax is in amount of KN 7.00 = approx 1.00 per person /per day. You will receive a confirmation (receipt) of the tourist tax payment, together with the crew list, as well as a copy of the Ministry Decision in order to avoid double payments in other Marinas and ports.
At the end of the events series for 2008/2009 at the Segeltreffpunkt, Bruno Hafner showed us his beautiful film about a sailing trip through the archipelago off the Swedish coast around Stockholm. The audience, filling up our premises up to the last seat, despite the sunny day out, was fascinated by the film.
The film awakened again the longing for sailing through beautiful seas, discovering quiet bays, and everything else that is an indelible part of a sailing trip.
During the breaks with a buffet and some Dalmatian wine, our friends had the chance to mingle and ensure us that the Segeltreffpunkt events are not to be missed. We often heard that the Segeltreffpunkt has become an institution in the heart of Graz’s old city.
We would like to thank all our sailing friends who have been regular visitors of the Segeltreffpunkt. Our special thanks goes to all presenters, who prepared their contributions with enthusiasm and care – our successful events are their achievement.
A big THANK YOU to:
Hannes Kriegl for his presentation on sailing through the canals of the Netherlands;
Hans Kaiser and his Graz male choir;
Rudi Frühwirt who has become a part of the Segeltreffpunkt;
Dr. Helmut Kattner, a doctor and devoted sailor for his presentation on the seasickness;
Anton Lobinger and the Quotlibet choir;
Familie Greiter for their presentation on sailing through the Pacific Ocean;
Bruno Hafner for his presentation on sailing through the Swedish archipelago.
We wish a happy summer to all our sailing friends and look forward to seeing you in our Marina Kastela. Enjoy your sailing trip! If you would like to send us a short description of how your sailing trip went, we would gladly publish it our website.
We will do our best again to arrange for an exciting and varied program for the 2009/2010 event season! We always welcome your ideas, suggestions, and presentation proposals about your nautical experiences. The topics we would like to cover in our event series have no limits!
The famous founder and former owner of Jordan Grand Prix, Eddie Jordan, took over an Elan sailing yacht in the presence of many local and international journalists at an event in Marina Kastela. Jordan plans to take active part in regatta races with his new boat.
The Elan 450 yacht is a masterpiece by designer Rob Humphreys, with special equipment for both racing and personal use.
“I started doing regattas as a boy in the laser class, and I haven’t done it for more than 30 years. Last year I started being more active with sailing again, because I miss regattas. I am now ready for the races in France and Sardinia”, Jordan said.
Even though Jordan will be sailing away to Greece in a couple of days, he plans to often anchor his yacht, which will sail under a Croatian flag, in Marina Kastela.