The CattaroSail project realization begins, as announced by the NGO "Caliphate Workshop Bokovac" in Bar. Activities of this project will include training of young sailors in Kotor, organizing the special event "Days of Sailing" and regatta on traditional wooden sailboats.
The activities of the CattaroSail project, implemented in the municipality of Kotor, are supported under the Regional Local Democracy Program in the Western Balkans (ReLOaD). The project is being implemented by the Caliphate Workshop Bokovac in Bar, in cooperation with the NGO Camellia (Kamelija, Stoliv) from Kotor and the sailing club "Lahor" from Kotor.
The CattaroSail project will take ten months to complete. In the first month, promotional activities will be implemented at the traditional Kotor manifestation "Bokeška noć” – Bokelian Night.
The theoretical and practical training of young people in sailing on traditional wooden boats will be realized after the promotional activities.
In the first part of 2020, a study on sailing will be made. The content of the study will include the culture of sailing in Montenegro, the importance of sailing for Boka Kotorska as well as the history of sailing in Montenegro.
An event called "Sailing Days" is planned to be held during one weekend in the last month of the project.
The event will be designed to host a cultural and entertainment programme on Saturday and a regatta on Sunday. A special segment of the programme will focus on the connection between the culture of Boka Kotorska and the Croatian coast, above all the connection of wooden shipbuilding in Croatia and Boka Kotorska, it has been concluded from the NGO.
The ReLOaD programme is funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). In Montenegro, the ReLOaD programme is implemented in partnership with the municipalities of Kotor, Tivat, Niksic, Pljevlja and Podgorica.