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!

Your BavAdria Yachting team!

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 Mišura
Owners of “Ola” Mr. Diklić and Mr Barada
Owner of Marina Kastela and proud sponsor Mr Joško Berket
Luka Berket Junior
ŽŽeljko Perić and others.

8. BavAdria Cup



Dear Sailing friends,

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. Joško 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!



Yet another traditional competition, the 77th Mrduja Regatta, has ended sporting the largest number of participants ever – which was to be expected – but much as a surprise also setting a new time record!    This limit of best sailing time established in 1973 has never been surpassed until now when the winner raced his “Shining Maxi Umago” over the regatta distance of 22 nautical miles in a mere 2 hours and 15 minutes.   A respectable achievement – and probably a very lasting one – congratulations!

As in the past, BAVADRIA enrolled in the competition with its own 12 yachts plus an additional 7 rented ones –  and all chartered for the event by employees of the T-MOBILE company like last year.  Scheduled starting time was 11 a.m. – the race took off smoothly without delay in good wind conditions (blowing from the southeast) lateron followed by spells of rain, and continued at a convenient pace up to the island of Mrdulja.  There the wind stopped blowing and there was a lull.  Underway back the yachts got caught in sudden gusts of wind which for some proved as too difficult to cope with, and at that point several participants gave up.

Here come the yachts and persons at the helm which made the time limit – in order of their arrival:

  1. SMOKOVA -skipper Armano  ZEKAN
  2. ROSA  – skipper  Frane Brate
  3. VITRENA – skipper Čosić Žele     
  4. HRVASKA – skipper Minski Fabrios
  5. LETICIA –  skipper Dumanić Neno
  6. PERNA – skipper Bedalov Joško
  7. BATALA – skipper Martinčić Željko
  8. ŽIVA – skipper Ivančić Igor
  9. OSIBOVA – skipper Joško Kačić
  10. VEPRINOVA – skipper Nikolić Miljenko
  11. LIVKA – skipper Edi Jurišin
  12. SOBRA – skipper Škarpa Ivan

Unfortunately,  all others did not meet the required target.

May we take this opportunity to thank our longstanding business friends of T-MOBILE whose continuous support, sportive know-how and enhancing competitive spirit made such outstanding results possible.

THANK YOU, and see you next year!