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!




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BavAdria successful with it’s first stand at the Tulln Boat Fair


BavAdria Yacht Charter was for the first time represented at the Tulln Boat Fair, close to Vienna, with its own stand. Junior Manager Luka Berket, who has energetically taken over the management of BavAdria last year, was heading the BavAdria team at the Boat Fair. Together with Daniel Klaric, from the Kastela office and Stanka Kristl, from the Graz office, the team met many old friends, and established a great amount of new contacts. BavAdria owner, Capt. Josko Berket, also visited the Boat Fair after coming back from a trip from East Asia.

The BavAdria team was delighted to invite the regular customers and many of the interested parties to an Espresso and a glass of Dalmatian wine, together with some Croatian cheese and olive-oil dipped anchovies. This gave a good opportunity for the regulars to exchange stories about past voyages, and for everyone to plan their future adventures.

On March 8th, the “Mirno More” Charity Organization received many visitors at its legendary Fair Party. As an honorary member, Capt. Josko Berket, who is also the owner of the family enterprise Marina Kastela, welcomed all participants in English, but promised to hold his speech in German next year. This promise was received with applause from all sides.

Finally, we would like to thank our valued clients for the positive feedback we have received, especially regarding our excellent service quality and our personal relationship to our clients. This feedback gives us incentives to further develop our services, and the Tulln Boat Fair will be a big part of that in the future.

Now that the sailing season has started, we are looking forward to welcoming you again at the Marina Kastela.

Your BavAdria Team