maestral-2007-01With its branch in Kaštel Lukšić, “Miljenko i Dobrila” the Maestral orphanage takes care of 60 children without parents, and tries to give them a happy childhood every day.

Marina Kaštela, BavAdria and the Maestral orphanage cooperate in charity projects such as designing Christmas cards and taking part in exhibitions of children art organized by “Maestral”. In addition, visits to the Marina and its affiliated sport clubs were organized for the children.

Dear guests, partners,
If you would also like to support and become friends with the children from “Maestral” you can donate your contribution to the following account at The Croatian Post Bank (Postanska Banka) 239 000 1-11000 24 990 or in person at “Maestral”, branch “Miljenko i Dobrila”, Obala kralja Tomislava 36, Kaštel Lukšić.

Open your hearts and help the children live in a better world.

More than 180 young rowers from the rowing club Kastela and the volleyball players of club “Marina Kastela” together with their parents and the management of both clubs attended the Christmas gathering at the charter terminal of Marina Kastela.

The merry attendees also enjoyed some “adevent bakalar”, a traditional winter fish dish. The youngsters were happy to have some pizza. This traditional Christmas gathering was a good opportunity to give presents to the best young athletes and to encourage all others.

The following rowers won medals in 2007 and received sports sneakers as a present:

Mila Pavlović, Petra Milan, Tea Klaric, Antonija Miletić

Junior girls:
Antonela Ivanković

Junior boys:
Antonio Drnasin, Kristijan Ljubičić, Mate Mamic, Mijo Rudelj, Jure Vrdoljak, Petar Jurić.

Senior boys:
Josip Maretić, Darko Malbašić i (kormilar) Mate Maleš

As in past years, the clubs associated with Marina Kastela will attend a winter camp in Kranjska Gora (Slovenia) starting on January 6, 2008.

Three scholarships were awarded to the best female volleyball players, who are at the same time excellent students. It is important to note that their monthly scholarships are not exclusively bound to them playing volleyball, but to their academic achievements. The students will continue to receive the scholarships even if they quit volleyball, as long as they continue to excel in their studies.

Recipients of the monthly 1,500 KN scholarships:
Ivona Kolak, tourism high school.
Višnja Jurić, language high school
Marina Pavlov, medical high school.

Congratulations to all!


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



Dear sailing friends, dear business partner,

We are glad to inform you that we will be present on the international boat show HANSEBOOT 2007 in Hamburg from/till 27.10 – 04.11.2007. You can find us in hall B3; 1. floor – stand 303A – croatian chamber of economy. We are looking forward to meet you again!

Your Bav-Adria team!


Bavadria and Marina Kastela were partners of this years Croatia Boat Show in Split. Thanks to a very good relationship to Mirno More, both companies have helped to enrich this fair with humanitarian contents.

Capt. Berket, the owner of Bavadria and the Marina Kastela and honourable member of Mirno More, made an effort to establish a co-operation between Mirno More and the Croatia Boat show. The culmination of the nautical fair was a promotion race organized by Darko Šupuk. Children – all members of the diabetic association, were sailing on RC44 racing boats of cro-a-sail. The children had the opportunity to learn sailing skills during this race from the world famous Russell Coutts.

An unforgettable experience for all involved.