03 Oct 2019, 21:34 PM

03 October 2019 - Unicaja Malaga showed its character by downing Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 83-70 at home in EuroCup Group D on Wednesday. Volodymyr Herun paced the winners with 19 points in less than 19 minutes and Josh Adams added 15 on 5-of-7 three-point shots for Unicaja. Scott Bamforth led Buducnost with 19 points and Justin Cobbs added 16. Bamforth had 11 first-quarter points to lead Buducnost to an 18-25 lead after 10 minutes. Carlos Suarez and Jaime Fernandez rescued Unicaja and Adams allowed the hosts to get a 48-42 margin at halftime. Unicaja led throughout the second half and took off midway through the fourth quarter to seal the outcome.

Suad Sehovic got Buducnost going with a three-pointer and a layup by Bamforth soon gave his team a 2-5 lead. Unicaja found a go-to guy in Herun, who singlehandedly gave the hosts their first lead, 9-7. Herun kept pacing Unicaja, scoring 12 points in the opening 6 minutes for a 14-9 margin. Bamforth struck from downtown, igniting a 0-12 run in which Cobbs had 7 points, good for a 14-21 lead. Bamforth remained unstoppable, leading the visitors to an 18-25 margin after 10 minutes. Carlos Suarez and Alberto Diaz each nailed a triple to make it 24-27 early in the second quarter. Nikola Ivanovic and Hassan Martin stepped up for Buducnost, but Frank Elegar, Fernandez and Suarez fueled an 11-0 run that put Unicaja in charge, 35-31. Aleksa Avramovic took over with a backdoor layup and Adams did better with back-to-back three-pointers for a 43-35 Unicaja cushion.

Budućnost VOLI Kicks Off EuroCup with Loss against Unicaja Malaga1

Ivanovic and Cobbs tried to change things for Buducnost, but Fernandez and an unstoppable Adams kept Unicaja in charge, 48-42, at halftime. Herun and Fernandez scored around the basket soon after the break and another triple by Adams made it a double-digit game, 55-45. Adams hit his fifth shot, getting help from Deon Thompson and Diaz to keep Unicaja way ahead, 63-51. Martin and Bamforth brought Buducnost a bit closer, 67-59, after 30 minutes. A three-pointer by Danilo Nikolic gave the visitors hope at 69-62 with 7 minutes left. Waczynski answered from downtown, igniting a game-breaking 12-0 run which Herun capped with a layup that sealed the outcome, 81-62, long before the final buzzer.

Adams blew up the game with his shots from downtown; he hit 3 of them late in the first half to put Unicaja ahead for good and added 2 more after the break to ignite the crowd. Adams finished the game with 15 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 fouls drawn and a performance index rating of 15 - all in his first-ever EuroCup game.

Buducnost managed to get within 69-62 with 7 minutes left and Unicaja was struggling on offense. Waczynski and Diaz each hit a three-pointer in a 12-0 run that helped the hosts put the victory on ice. The great fourth-quarter defense made it possible, too - Unicaja allowed 11 points in the final 10 minutes.

Three-point shots and its overall aggressiveness allowed Unicaja to win the game. Unicaja hit 10 of 29 three-pointers (34.5%) and limited Buducnost to just 4 of 17 (23.5%). Unicaja won in offensive rebounds (12-9), steals (7-3) and blocks (3-2). The game went to the team that wanted it more.

For the second time in three EuroCup campaigns, Unicaja opened the regular season against Buducnost. Back on October 19, 2016, Unicaja downed Buducnost 62-86 in Podgorica behind 19 points from Jamar Smith. Unicaja went on to win the EuroCup title that season. Suarez, Waczynski and Diaz played that game and are still with the team.

Both teams return to EuroCup action on Wednesday, October 9. Unicaja visits Adecco Arka Gdynia in what will be a very special game for Polish swingman Adam Waczynski. Later that evening, Buducnost hosts Dolomiti Energia Trento.

Source: EuroCup 7Days News

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30 Sep 2019, 11:34 AM
September 30, 2019 - The Austrian Christian Phann and his crew aboard the sailing ship Vento Cadela are the winners of the 7th Thousand Islands Race. The first stage of the regatta was already the slowest among the seven issues of the competition. According to the forecast, the second promised to be even slower, which happened at the end.
The second leg departed from Porto Montenegro on Thursday, September 26, under 2-3 knots, just enough to slowly pull the fleet out of the Bay of Kotor in the hope that the wind will intensify around Dubrovnik. Along the whole route, the ships did not exceed the speed of 6-7 knots, and the entire stage passed in competing in patience and in the skill to find wind under challenging conditions. The Austrian Vento Cadela, the Slovenian Macropus and the Slovakian Lucia X were alternately leading, no further than one nautical mile along the whole route.
The thrill of the Thousand Islands Race is the variety of courses crews can choose from over a thousand Adriatic islands. Macropus' choice to pass south of the island of Molat initially gave him significant leadership, while Lucia X and Vento Cadela passed from the north. However, after a short while, Macropus broke into the calm, and Lucia X and Vento Cadela overtook him. From there, all three ships fought for every gust of wind until reaching their destination in Rijeka.
Eventually, all three entered the port of Rijeka together with a light southern breeze. Lucia X first crossed the finish line after more than 77 hours of racing, just 47 seconds ahead of Macropus. Vento Cadela followed after 4 minutes and 20 seconds, which was enough to win the second stage of the regatta in the corrected time.
Thus, Vento Cadela is the winner of each stage and the overall winner of the 7th edition of the Thousand Islands Race. Macropus, who had been second and twice third in previous editions of the regatta, added another place to his trophies. Last year's winner of the Lucia X Regatta finished third.
Since the wind was fragile throughout the whole second stage, the Montenegrin crew aboard Sofia realized they would not be able to cross the finish line until the extended time limit on Monday, September 30 at 4 am. So, they have decided to end their sailing to Rijeka by a motor drive.
Despite the demanding conditions of this year's regatta or just because of them, crews did not hide their pleasure and excitement and announced that they would return next year to the 8th Thousand Islands Race, which will be held from September 17 to September 27, 2020.
26 Sep 2019, 11:06 AM

September 26, 2019 - The first leg of 7th Thousand Islands Race that started at noon on Sunday from the Rijeka Harbour on a 278 NM long course to the finish line at the marina Porto Montenegro in Tivat could, in short, be described as: „from lull to lull“. However, between two calms at the start and the finish, there was everything that makes offshore racing interesting and demonstrates why this is one of the most beautiful race courses nature designed. Fleet not numerous but profoundly international consisting of crews from Austria, Croatia, Great Britain, Hungary, Montenegro, Slovakia and Slovenia.

The hope that many sailors wanted the bura (NE) in Rijeka before the regatta to stay proved to be wishful thinking and tradition of starting in light wind prevailed.

Optimistic was the prognosis calling for jugo (SE) over almost the entire course the first two days into the race, meaning a lot of close-hauled sailing and longer routes. However, as long as there is wind, the sailors are happy. The boat speeds that could be traced on the Internet in real-time more significantly increased only after passing island Rab.

The forecasted jugo reached 15 knots with gusting 20 knots. In the first part of the race, three teams retired. The first one was due to the mast falling down of the Austrian Sayg I, the only multihull competing, with luckily no injured crew members. This meant that the end of the race for them was Punat.

A crew member of Austrian Abracadabra required medical assistance, forcing her to stop in Biograd. The bad news continued and Croatian Mowgli lost its mast at Žirje island and forced them to retire. Mowgli, luckily without any injury to the crew, first called at Kapri island and next morning continued to Tribunj.

Last year's winner Slovakian Lucia X with a Croatian crew ripped their foresail that required the crew to climb up the mast and needed to detour to find shelter to complete the repairs. This caused the loss of valuable time and the chance of good result on the first leg.  The rest of the fleet was sailing SE avoiding several local thunderstorms before jugo (SE) gave way in the middle Adriatic to forecasted tramontana (N) and northwesterly winds.

Four boats - Slovenian Macropus, Austrian Vento Cadela, Slovakian Lucia X and British Atame with an Italian crew on board were exchanging the lead. Hungarian Sunday Morning, the biggest in the fleet, was the only one choosing the course close to the shore through the Zadar channel and north of Korcula and Mljet islands. Weather conditions almost ideal until Dubrovnik and Cavtat turned into a lull from the beginning of the story. Nearly all night from Tuesday to Wednesday before and after entry to the Bay of Boka Kotorska, the boats were crawling at a speed of 1-2 knots.

The first boats came close to finishing around six o'clock on Wednesday morning, but they needed more than three hours for the last few bouts of NM. Slovenian Macropus and Austrian Vento Cadela were match racing using every breath of the wind available. At the end, Macropus crossed the finish line first at 09:34:13 after more than 69 hours of racing, making this the slowest first leg in the history of the Thousand Islands Race. Austrian Vento Cadela with Christian Pfann at the helm crossed the line 12 minutes later, and that was enough to win the race under corrected time. It very soon became apparent that no other boat still racing could endanger their overall lead.

The long-lasting first leg caused the cancellation of Thousand Islands Race + 2 planned in Bay of Boka Kotorska for the layover between two legs. There will be almost no rest for Montenegrin Sofia that finished last because the start of the second leg follows soon – at noon on Thursday 26th September 2019.


19 Sep 2019, 11:17 AM
September 19, 2019 - The seventh edition of the sailing regatta Thousand Islands Race, which sails from Rijeka to Tivat and back, begins on Sunday at noon. The regatta runs between more than 1000 Adriatic islands, with sailors highlighting it's the course the one of the best that nature can design for navigation regattas. The only ship with Montenegrin flag- SY Sofia, set sail for Rijeka last night to be ready for launch, scheduled for Sunday, September 22 at noon.
The organizers of the Thousand Islands Race are YC Scor from Rijeka and Porto Montenegro Yacht Club, and a total of 10 teams have applied for the seventh edition of the two-stage competition. Among them is the YC Delfin crew from Tivat, led by skipper Jeremija Kurbanovic, who sails the Thousand Islands Race for the sixth time.
Since the start of the first leg is from Rijeka, for the only Montenegrin team this regatta has twice the challenge, because they have to sail the Adriatic four times in two weeks. SY Sofia, the ship with which under the name of Tatiana Delfin's sailors sailed the Thousand Islands Race for the first time in 2014, last night departed from Tivat with part of the crew to arrive in time to rest before the start of the competition.
The performance of the Delfin crew at the 7th Thousand Island Race supports  PMYC by paying the entry fee. The regatta starts on Sunday at noon; the deadline for arrival in Tivat is September 24. On September 25, the +2 Regatta Race will sail through the Boka Bay, after which the winners of the first stage of the competition will be announced. The start of the second part of the race towards Rijeka is scheduled for September 26 at noon.
The format of the regatta remains the same as in previous years. The race consists of two stages from which the sailors can choose to sail only the first leg, only the second or both parts with overall results. Sailing from Rijeka, the fleet leaves on its right side the islands of Unija, Susak, Premuda, Dugi Otok, Kornat, Vis, Lastovo, and Sveti Andrija and ends at the marina Porto Montenegro.
The 1000 Island + 2 Regatta, on Wednesday, September 25 in the Boka Kotorska aquatics is an ideal opportunity for all local sailors to compete in their home waters with international sailors. On the other hand, it has tourist significance as an excellent presentation of the Boka Bay to visiting sailors.
The records of both stages, recognized by the World Speed ​​Sailing Record Council, since 2015 holds the Hungarian Wild Joe with 27h 24m 5s in the first stage and an average speed of 10.14 KT, and 32h 45s in the second stage with an average speed of 8.86 KT. Each new issue of Thousand Islands Race is a new challenge for participants and an opportunity to enter the list of world sailing records.
13 Sep 2019, 10:48 AM
September 13, 2019 - The seventh edition of the Big Game Fishing Competition in Herceg Novi is scheduled for September 18-21. At the end of the high tourist season, 12 miles from the Boka Bay entrance, 20 teams with more than 100 participants will compete in one of the most popular sport fishing disciplines.
Big Game Fishing, which gathers lovers of fishing for big fish, extends the season in Herceg Novi. The competition has an international character and many visitors are coming to Herceg Novi, so all apartments are sold out in the area of the city port of Škver, said the president of Big Game Fishing Club Herceg Novi, Radojica Raco Gardašević.
"This year's edition will be the biggest tournament so far, with over 20 teams already registered. Participants come from Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Switzerland, and Serbia. Twelve teams from Montenegro were reported. Teams typically have 2 to 5 members, among them are experienced fishers and celebrities. Like every year, we expect famous faces from the world of business and public life to be among the participants," Gardasevic told Radio Jadran.
The ships will sail every morning from Škver City Harbor at 8 am, returning, all hoping for a good catch, around 6 pm.
The youngest fishermen have not been forgotten this year either, so the "Little Game Fishing" - a competition for the ages of seven to fourteen - was announced for September 21, from 10 am to 1 pm. A boat will take the children to Rose, where the competition will be held. For this purpose, hooks, hers, instructors, and sandwiches and refreshments will be provided. Parents are invited to join.
During the Big Game Fishing event, at the Jadran Restaurant, participants and guests have the opportunity to enjoy a music program each night, performed by musicians from the cities of Boka. On the first night, the Tivat ensemble Toć performs. The following evening, the acoustic duo of Đurđa and Kristijan from Kotor will take care of the good mood. The Low Voltage duo performs at the awards ceremony and the closing of the 7th Big Game Fishing.
The Herceg Novi City Music and Majorettes will celebrate the award ceremony at the Škver. All visitors will have the opportunity to observe the weighing of the catch and the announcement of the winners. That night dinner will traditionally be served not only for the participants of the tournament but also for all those who find themselves in Škver.
The tuna, swordfish, lampoon and albacore fishing competition is organized by the Big game fishing club Herceg Novi, the Montenegrin Sport Fishing Association and the Tourist Organization of Herceg Novi.
Source: Radio Jadran
11 Sep 2019, 12:59 PM
September 11, 2019 - The 52nd Balkan Sailing Championships ended with an awards ceremony held last night at the Porto Montenegro Marina. Montenegro can be proud of our national team results in the first big international competition organized for sports classes in our country. We won six medals - five gold and one silver.
The absolute heroes are Milivoj Dukic, Nikola Golubovic, and Danilo Joncic, winning the gold medals. Pavle Music and Viktor Lesjak were excellent in the Optimist class, reaching the gold group.  
The coach of the Montenegrin national sailing team and the manager of the 52nd Balkan Championship, Ilko Klakor, is delighted with the result of our national team, but also with the organization of the first major international regatta in our country. "We can be proud of the results and the organization itself. Everything was successfully performed, which is confirmed by the fact that all our guests are satisfied and leave smiling." Klakor thanked everyone who supported the organization of the Balkan Championship. "First of all, I would like to thank the volunteers - our children, who have endured the effort until the last day and have done a tremendous amount of work. We appreciate the help of the Municipality of Tivat, Utility Company, Water Supply, Tivat Tourist Organization, and all other institutions. They have done their part of the job most professionally, thus helping YC Delfin to organize this competition at a top-level," Klakor told Radio Tivat.
Among 105 competitors in the Optimist class, Dimitros Bitros from Greece won the gold. The silver medal went to Alexandros Piperakis, and the celebration of the Greeks completed Alexandros Joanidis, who deserved the third place. Stefan Yuill from Serbia was seventh, Pavle Music from Montenegro finished 16th.
And in the girls' competition, all three medals in the Optimist class went to Greece. Gold went to Elizabeth Ana Winters, silver to Kerkez Jacob, and bronze to Evangelia Karageorge.
But Turkey's Ozdemir belt is the first in the Optimist class of sailors up to 12 years old. The second is his compatriot Kustal Gounes Karkmaz, and the third is Joanis Turnis of Greece. Viktor Lesjak from Montenegro is 11th and his teammate Petar Klakor is 21st.
The gold medal in the open part of the competition in the Optimist Class won Dimitros Bitros from Greece; the silver went to Croatian, Josip Tafra. The third was Alexandros Piperakis from Greece.
montenegro golubovicNikola Golubović, Copyright: YC Delfin
Delfin's young competitor, Nikola Golubović won the gold medal in the Laser 4.7 class. The silver medal went to George Papadakos from Greece, and the bronze medal also went to Greece thanks to Jasanos Kefalonitis.
In the women's competition, the first place in the class Laser 4.7 won Sofia Rapti from Greece. Silver went to Ana Jovanovic from Serbia, her compatriot Kristina Color was third.
Nikola Golubovic from Montenegro won the gold medal in the open part of the competition in the Laser 4.7 class. The silver medal went to George Papadakos of Greece and the bronze to Jasanos Cephalonitis, also of Greece. Ana Jovanovic and Kristina Bojja from Serbia finished fifth and sixth respectively.
montenegro joncicDanilo Joncic, Copyright: YC Delfin
In the Laser Radial class, the first place and the gold medal won Danilo Joncic from Montenegro. The silver medal went to Nikolas Gikonis from Greece, and the third place and the bronze medal earned Maximilian Roska from Romania. Stefan Anđelić from Montenegro, who was second after the first day of the competition, finished the Balkan Championship in fourth place.
Romania's Ebru Bolat won the gold medal in the Laser Radial class, which is the women's Olympic class. The silver medal went to Mariela Nikolova of Bulgaria, while Amalia Prevalencia won the bronze medal from Greece. Ksenija Joksimovic from Serbia took fourth place.
In the open part of the competition in the Laser Radial class, the gold medal won Ebru Bolat from Romania. The second was Danilo Joncic from Montenegro, and, thanks to Nikolas Gikonos, the bronze went to Greece.
montenegro dukicMilivoj Dukic, Copyright: YC Delfin
In the Laser Standard class, Montenegrin Olympian Milivoj Dukic won first place and a gold medal. The silver medal won Aligizakis Leonidis from Greece, and Ivo Todorov from Bulgaria won bronze after a big mistake by Ilija Markovic, who had crossed at the start of the last regatta.  Disqualified for that reason, Ilija finished fifth in the Balkan Championship, although he almost had a medal in his hands. Nikola Banjac from Serbia was fourth.
Milivoj Dukic won the gold medal in the open part of the competition in Olympic class of Laser Standard. Silver went to Aligizakis Leonidis of Greece, while bronze went to Canada, thanks to Carim Filah. Bozidar Golubic from Croatia was fifth, Nikola Banjac from Serbia was sixth, and Ilija Markovic finished seventh.
The Balkan Sailing Championship is over, and thoughts are already turning to next summer when a new major international competition will be organized in Montenegro and Tivat. It is the European Championship for sailors under 21 in the Olympic classes Laser Standard and Laser Radial. European competition will be a new challenge for the Sailing Federation of Montenegro and the Sailing Club Delfin.
11 Sep 2019, 11:40 AM
September 11, 2019 - The International Road Cycling Tour of Montenegro 2019, organized by the Cycling Federation of Montenegro and sponsored by the Ministry of Sport, awaits us this weekend, from 13 to September 15.
The two-day competition includes two races "Grand Prix Kotor - Lovcen 2019", which is also the national championship of Montenegro in road cycling, and the traditional, third, one-day cycling race "Trophy Kuchi 2019".
The Tour of Montenegro 2019 will feature over 100 competitors from fifteen European countries, including England, France, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, as well as the hosts of Montenegro. The organizer accepted the participation of a total of 12 teams with 70 competitors. Given that the race is also open to individual competitors, this figure will undoubtedly exceed the expected 100 cyclists at the start of the Tour of Montenegro 2019.
"The teams that will fight to win this year's Tour of Montenegro 2019 are coming from the region and the other European countries. TBW23 Stuart Hall Cycling Team from the UK is coming back after participating last year's international race Trophy Kuci 2018. Two teams are coming from Slovenia- the Bled Cycling Club and the Kranj Cycling Club. Roda - Sisak Cycling Club is representing Croatia, and from Bosnia and Herzegovina come two clubs - Herzegovina Team Mostar and Cycling Club Zmaj od Bosne - Tuzla. The units of the Partizan - Belgrade Cycling Club and the CCN Metalac Rolling Stone - Kraljevo Cycling Club come from Serbia, and the Velo M Termalift - Kumanovo Cycling Club team from Macedonia. The UVT Devron West Cycling Team will represent Romania from Timisoara. We have two teams from our country - the Montenegrin National Team and a joint team of two Montenegrin cycling clubs, called Mix Team Džada - MFR Tempo," race director Sinisa Milidrag tells TMN.
The race will feature several national champions, with the most notoriously reported name being Dusan Rajovic. Until recently a member of the Slovenian Continental team Adria Mobil, Rajovic will ride next year for the French Pro Continental team Delko. At the Race Tour of Montenegro Rajovic will play in the jersey of the parent club CCN Metalac from Kraljevo.
The winner of last year's two-day bike race on Montenegrin roads "Trophy Kuci 2018", a member of the Macedonian Cycling Club Velo M Termalift, Andrei Petrovski, as well as two Slovenian national team members from Kranj, participants of the upcoming World Championship, will participate in the "Tour of Montenegro 2019".
"When it comes to the Montenegrin national team, we expect the best performance by Danilo Vukcevic and Demir Mulic, to be supported by the other members of the national team- Radosav Bezmarevic, Dragan Jasovic, Slobodan Milonjic, and Milos Vracar," says Sinisa Milidrag, noting that in addition to teams, individual competitors will perform.
The ceremonial opening of the "Tour of Montenegro 2019" cycling race is on September 13 at the Main City Gate in Kotor, starting at 2 pm.
On the same day, own chronometer on the route Kotor - Trojica - Krstac, in the category of seniors, juniors, juniors, and masters, in the men's and women's competition, runs in the race "Grand Prix Kotor - Lovcen 2019" and the national championship of Montenegro. 22 km long, starting at 4 pm
On the second day of the "Grand Prix Kotor - Lovćen 2019" cycling race, on September 14, a circular track, 30 laps, in the total length of 100.5 km, takes place in the Kotor Industrial Zone. The start of the second day of the primary race "Grand Prix Kotor - Lovcen 2019" is at noon. Also, on the same track, starting at 10 o'clock, there will be a road championship of Montenegro, in the men's and women's competition, in the categories seniors, juniors, juniors, masters, cadets, junior cadets, and pioneers.
On the next day, September 15, the program "Trophy Kuči 2019" will take place, which will be driven in the first part by the vineyard of the Plantaze company "13. July" and then to the Kuca Gorge, totaling 108 km. The opening is at 10 am, while the race start is scheduled for 11 am.
The organizers of the International Road Cycling Tour of Montenegro 2019 point out that the primary goals of organizing this prestigious international cycling event are the promotion of Montenegrin sport and its potential to athletes from fifteen European countries, as well as the promotion of cycling in Montenegro. It will be an opportunity for Montenegro to be once again promoted and internationally recognized as a tourist and sports destination. Next year, the Tour of Montenegro will be on the international cycling calendar, when it is expected to attract even more competitors, especially from Western Europe.
08 Sep 2019, 23:05 PM

September 8, 2019 - The 52nd Balkan Sailing Championship continues. After a rainy morning with no wind, the weather changed over the day in favor of sailors and organizers. The second day of the competition brought a lot of excitement. Three regattas in all classes were sailed.

After the fifth regatta since the start of the competition, in the Optimist class with 105 competitors divided into two starting groups, the first place in the general standings is currently held by Dimitros Bitros from Greece. The second is Joseph Tafra from Croatia, and the third is Alexandros Joanidis from Greece. Since Tafra participates in the open part of the competition, Dimitris Surtatis, also from Greece, currently holds the third place in the Balkans competitor placement.
Among competitors from the region, Stefan Yuill from Serbia is seventh, Roko Cepic Zokic from Croatia is 11th, Pavle Music from Montenegro is 21st, and Andrej Bozoki from Serbia is 28th.
Elizabeth Ana Winter of Greece holds the leading position in the girls' competition of the Optimist Class. The second is Evangelia Karageorg from Greece, and the third is Kerkezu Jakovina, also from Greece. Of the sailors from the region, Croatia's Nina Marusic was ranked 50th, Nadja Vujosevic from Serbia 59th, while Romina Rackovic from Montenegro was 75th.
Kustal Güneş Karkmaz from Turkey is the first in the Optimist class of sailors up to 12 years old. The second is Ali Ozdemir, also from Turkey, and the third is Theodoropoulos George from Greece.
Montenegro's Viktor Lesjak is currently ranked 13th, his teammate Petar Klakor is 20th.
Nikola Golubovic from Montenegro maintained his leadership position in the Laser 4.7 class after the second day of the competition. In second place is Jorogos Papadakos from Greece and in third place is his compatriot Jasanos Kefalonitis.
In the women's competition, the first is Ana Jovanovic from Serbia; the second is Sofia Rapti from Greece, the third is Kristina Color from Serbia. Montenegro's Anja Lucic is seventh, Serbia's Petra Buljovcic is eighth.
In the Laser Radial class Ebru Bolat from Romania takes first place, Nikolas Gionis from Greece takes second place, and Maximilian Roska from Romania takes third place. Montenegro's Danilo Joncic is sixth, his national teammate Stefan Andjelic is eighth, while Serbia's Ksenija Joksmovic is ninth.
Among the girls, in the general placement, the leading position holds Ebru Bolat from Romania. The second is Mariela Nikolova from Bulgaria, the third is Amalia Prevelengiu from Greece, and the fourth is Ksenija Joksimovic from Serbia.
In the Olympic class for sailors Laser Standard, Montenegrin Olympian Milivoj Dukic retained first place after the second day. The second is Karim Filah from Canada, the third is Aligizakis Leonidis from Greece, and the fourth is Elijah Markovic from Montenegro. Ilija Markovic is third in the Balkan countries competition. Nikola Banjac from Serbia is sixth, and Bozidar Golubic from Croatia is seventh in the overall standings.
The Balkan Sailing Championship continues on Monday when three regattas are scheduled.
Source: Sport Klub
08 Sep 2019, 00:32 AM
September 8, 2019 - The 52nd Balkan Sailing Championship has started in Tivat in the organization of the Delfin Sailing Club. Although the weather conditions were not favorable to the organizers, on the first day two regattas in all classes were sailed. The first international sporting sailing competition in the history of Montenegro, with all participants' defiles and a commemorative ceremony, was officially opened on Friday at the waterfront Pine.
The first competition day, the organizers and sailors battled today with rain, sun, wind, lack of wind, but eventually enthusiastically managed to win the battle with the weather. The sailors returned to the mainland after two sailing regattas in all classes. Already based on the results during the first day of the competition, it is clear that fans of sports and sailing expect an exciting, even and uncertain Balkan Championship.
In the Optimist Class, the competition started 103 sailors, divided into two starting groups. The first place in the general standings deserves Josip Tafra from Croatia, the second is Dimitros Bitros from Greece, and the third Stefan Yuill from Serbia. Alexandros Joanidis from Greece is currently carrying the fourth position.
Regarding competitors from the region, Pavle Music from Montenegro is 14th, Roko Cepic Zokic from Croatia is 16th, Nenad Zakic from Serbia is 25th and his teammate Andrej Bozoki is 28th.
In the Optimist class in the women's competition, Kerkez Jakovin of Greece holds the leading position. Elisabeth Anna Winter at the second place also comes from Greece, and the successful Greek day rounds out with Evangelia Karageorgu who is in third place. Of the sailors from the region, the best-placed Croatian is Nina Marusic who is 40th, Nadja Vujosevic from Serbia is 55th, while Romina Rackovic from Montenegro is 83rd.
balkan 2Theodoropoulos George is the first in the competition of sailors under 12 in the Optimist class. The second is Ali Ozdemir from Turkey, and the third is Mert Dogan, also from Turkey. Viktor Lesjak from Montenegro is currently in seventh place, his teammate Petar Klakor is 18th, and Nina Marusic from Croatia is eighth.
Nikola Golubovic from Montenegro was great in the Laser 4.7 class, so after the first day with two victories, he took the leading position. In second place is Radoslav Gavrilov from Bulgaria and in third place is George Papadakos from Greece. In the women's competition, the first is Diana Markova from Bulgaria. The second is Sofia Rapti from Greece; the third is Kristina Boja from Serbia.
In the Laser Radial class, the first place after the first sailing day deserves Amalia Pravelengiu from Greece, followed by Stefan Andjelic (Montenegro) and Mariela Nikolova from Bulgaria. Ksenija Joksimovic from Serbia is sixth, Danilo Joncic from Montenegro and YC Delfin is eighth.
In the girls' competition, the leading position in the general standings holds Amalia Pravelengiu. The second is Mariela Nikolova from Bulgaria; the third is Ebru Bolat from Romania, the fourth is Ksenija Joksimovic from Serbia.
In the Olympic sailing class Laser Standard, Montenegrin Olympian Milivoj Dukic took first place after the first day. Second is Nikola Banjac from Serbia, third is Bozidar Golubic from Croatia, and fourth is Ilija Markovic from Montenegro, currently third in the Balkan countries competition.
The Balkan Sailing Championship continues on Sunday when three regattas are scheduled to sail.
Source: Sport Klub
05 Sep 2019, 23:18 PM

September 5, 2019 - The 52nd Balkan Sailing Championship begins Friday in Tivat, the first major international competition in this sport in Montenegro. More than 250 competitors from the countries of the Balkan Sailing Federation and surrounding states arrived in Tivat. The regatta will be inaugurated at 7 pm on the Pine waterfront, officially opened by the Minister of Sport of the Government of Montenegro, Nikola Janovic.

The opening ceremony of the first international regatta in our country will precede a parade of participants, led by the Tivat Music and Education Society orchestra.
The competition is organized for the Olympic Laser class and the Optimist class, with national teams from the Balkan countries - Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Northern Macedonia, and Turkey participating. The competition is open, so sailors from Croatia, Slovenia, and Italy have arrived to compete.  According to the president of YC Delfin, Frano Tripovic, even one Canadian is among the competitors.
The Delfin's team is more than excited, giving the youngest competitors in the Optimist class the opportunity to host their Balkan rivals and beyond is a valuable experience. President Frano Tripovic points out:
"The opportunity to compete in a major international regatta is very significant for young sailors. For many of them, this will be the first appearance in an international competition. They will be able to compare their skills to their peers, but also to socialize and exchange experiences. Also, especially when you are very young, the places your regattas take you to are remembered differently. Years after performing at the Balkan Championship in Turkey, he brought me back to that country again. Although I was not, by the way, I stopped by to visit the city whereas a boy I sailed and hung out with peers. Maybe some of the contestants who are here with us later for similar reasons will want to come back to Tivat," says Frano.
Delfin received the honor of being offered to host the Balkan Championships last year, but then there was no understanding of the importance and potential of such a sporting event by locally and nationally competent institutions. However, the Tivat's club was again given an opportunity by the Steering Board of the Balkan Championship for 2019. The Municipality of Tivat recognized this year not only as a significant sporting event but also an opportunity for quality promotion of the destination. In addition, given the data of specialized agencies dealing with development policies, sailing has great potential in terms of well-being for the local community. After all, the sailing professionals, after the golf community, represent the niche of sports tourism that with the smallest carbon footprint brings the greatest economic benefits to the destination that organizes the international regattas.
The Municipality of Tivat has formed an Organizing Committee for the needs of the regatta, headed by the Mayor Dr. Siniša Kusovac. The president of the competition is Ilko Klakor, coach of JK Dolphin and coach of the national team of Montenegro, who says with undeniable pleasure:
 "Of course, I am proud of what we have achieved so far and that we have been allowed to organize the Balkan Championship. It is a great pleasure for all the hard work, effort and renunciation that we put into it, which is not hard for us because we love sailing and the club. With the advice of people who have preserved the tradition and existence of the club, with a team of enthusiasts who are small but selected. We have been able to improve the sports activities of the club, put it on healthy feet, achieve great results, and be able to organize a sporting event of great international importance today," said Ilko Klakor, thanking the Sailing Federation of Montenegro, the Ministry of Sport, the Montenegrin Olympic Committee and especially the Municipality of Tivat," for helping us print a new page in the history of Tivat, the Dolphin Club, sailing in Montenegro and Montenegro itself."
During the Balkan Championship, it will sail on two regatta courses in the Bay of Tivat, a total of 11 regattas for four classes in four competition days. The national team of Montenegro uses the right to participate in the extended squad and will sail 37 sailors. Frano Tripović especially wishes to thank the coaches from the other Bokelian yachts' clubs, who have given their full support in the organization and will provide it in the realization of the competition itself.
The Balkan Sailing Championship was launched in 1967 to ensure the future of sustainability of sailing as a traditional sport, to strengthen co-operation between sailing clubs and federations of the Balkan countries, and to stimulate the empowerment of young athletes to play sports. The regatta is being organized annually in one of the countries member.
The tradition of organized work of sailing clubs in Montenegro has been going on since 1947. In recent years, our country has taken a prominent place in the world sailing map of the results of its competitors. It is also expected to succeed soon in the context of ideal destinations, especially with Boke Bay, which offers sailing conditions in challenging, yet comfortable and safe conditions throughout the 12 months.
What the Delfin can boast of for now is the already awarded Eurocup Regatta for the Junior Olympic classes, which is expected for us next year. 52. The Balkan Championship is certainly a proper preparation in this context
30 Aug 2019, 16:25 PM
30 August 2019 - Lustica Bay Cup 2019, the first "cruiser" regatta in the beautiful waters of Traste and Rose Bay will be held this weekend (31 August - 1 September) organized by Lustica Bay and the Sailing Club "Delfin" (JK Delfin).

An exceptional sailing regatta - from Lustica Bay Marina to Lastavica Island and back, will surely be one of the most exciting routes for this sport in the Boat area and provide undoubted challenges for sailors as well as enjoyment for sailing enthusiasts watching the competition from the mainland.

On Saturday, August 31, a regatta transfer will be organized, from Rose to Lustica Bay Marina, where a berth is provided for all regatta participants. The Cup will be held on Sunday, with the finals being awarded at 5 pm.

Registration for the regatta is possible today - Friday from to 7 pm at the offices of the JK Delfin in Tivat, and tomorrow (Saturday) at the Lustica Bay Marina office, from 3 pm to 7 pm.                                                   
  "Lustica Bay's long-standing support for young sailors JK Delfin, along with the distinctiveness of Montenegrin sailing and the idea of ​​positioning Tivat even better on the international racing scene, have led to the design of a regatta in Traste Bay for "cruisers" on an exciting route that will enable sailors to compete at open sea along the perimeter of the Lustica peninsula. The regatta will become traditional, and we are very pleased to embrace the sailboats, ” 
said Slavica Milic of Marketing Lustica Development.

Boaters have access to the coast provided by the marina, as an undoubtedly attractive destination for the development of nautical tourism. The infrastructure and logistics of the company have made sailing in the Bay of Traste accessible and thus an outing to the high seas, which is very important for sailors. In early June, a small regatta was held in Traste Bay, for Optimist and Laser classes, the organizers said.

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