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.

28 Aug 2019, 22:00 PM

28 August 2019 - The 52nd Balkan Sailing Championship will be held in Tivat from September 6 to September 11, according to the organizer, JK Delfin Sailing Club. The main sponsor of this international competition is the Municipality of Tivat with the support of the Ministry of Sport, Ministry of Tourism, Tivat Tourism Organization, Montenegro Sailing Federation and many sailing partners and friends.

The competition is organized for the Olympic Laser class and the Optimist class, with national teams from the Balkan countries - Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Northern Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey and Montenegro participating, and in general sailors from Croatia, Slovenia and Italy are expected to attend, about 300 participants in total.

The opening ceremony on the Pine waterfront, which will be preceded by participant defiles led by city music, is scheduled for 7 pm when Nikola Janovic, Minister of Sport of Montenegro, will open the competition. JK Delfin is completing the preparations for the competition with the great help of representatives of local public companies that are on the organizing committee formed by the Municipality of Tivat, 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 the existence of the club, with a team of enthusiasts who are small but select, we have been able to improve the sports activities of the club, put it on healthy feet, achieve great results. Organizing the 52nd Balkan Championship is a big challenge," Klakor said. He thanked the Federation, the Ministry of Sport, the Montenegrin Olympic Committee and especially the Municipality of Tivat “for helping the club print a new page in the history of Tivat, JK Delfin, sailing in Montenegro and Montenegro itself.”

During the Balkan Championship, competitors will sail on two regatta fields in the Bay of Tivat, a total of 11 regattas for four classes in four competition days. The Montenegrin national team will exercise its right to participate in the extended squad so that 37 sailors from domestic clubs will participate.

27 Aug 2019, 11:47 AM

27 August 2019 - On Thursday, August 29, the Tourist Organization of Podgorica is organising the Podgorica 2019 Regional Kayak Regatta on the Zeta and Morača Rivers. While announcing the event, the representatives of this organization highlighted that this is one of many events which will be organised to improve the tourist offer of the Capital.

The start of the regatta is, as reported by TO Podgorica, at 9.30 am at the Pričelje settlement on the Zeta River, and the medal award ceremony is planned for 11 am at Sastavci, which is the location of the finish line of the regatta.

"This is a regional event which is organized for the purpose of tourist valorisation of the rivers of Podgorica through the promotion of water sports, as well as additional promotion of the potential for the organisation of sports regattas and competitions," the TO representatives said for RTCG. Kayaking teams from Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina are expected to participate in the event.

The Podgorica 2019 Regional Kayak Regatta is part of the EU IPA RiTour Cross-Border Cooperation Project of which the Podgorica Tourist Organization is a partner.

“In order to further promote and affirm the Morača River, as well as its potential for the development of selective forms of tourism and numerous sports, on Thursday, August 29, we will organize the first Regional Kayak Regatta Podgorica 2019. The regatta will bring together a large number of fans of this sport from Montenegro and countries of the region,” announced the representatives of the Podgorica Tourist Organization.

Read more about sports events in Montenegro at TMN's dedicated page.

25 Aug 2019, 21:56 PM

25 August 2019 - Budva won the City Games 2019 - Budva at the outdoor pools last night in Budva. The city was ruled by the great City Games euphoria broadcast live by the RTCG. The dramatic finale of the tenth season of popular water games was organized by the Budva Tourist Board and the Adria Events Agency. The version of the widely known Games Without Borders has once again justified its expectations with new scenery and numerous surprises for both the audience and the contestants in the final competition of Montenegro, as stated from the City Games Press Team.

In front of a crowded grandstand, six magnificent teams measured their strength and skill: Herceg Novi, Bar, Kotor, Podgorica, Tivat and Budva.

Teams competed in modern versions of fun traditional City Games such as wine, flying water polo, tourist rescue, ham, water basketball and paddle. The teams came with a great desire to win and represent their city in the best light. The fight was fierce, interesting and dynamic until the very end.

In the first game, where men have to bring grapes over barriers to a barrel where girls make wine, the Tivat team undoubtedly won the most points. In the next three games, the excellent team from Budva took over the safe lead as remained until the very end, with it winning gold medals, a cup and participation at the International City Games finals in Slovenia in 2020.

The Podgorica team woke up in the fifth game of water basketball, in which they scored the most points. The team from Herceg Novi lost most of the games in front of the Budva team, keeping the power for the last game paddle by scoring the most points, which also decided them to win second place. The bronze medals around the neck were proudly placed by the members of Tivat team who fought for third place with the team from Kotor.

For more information, the official website is and the games can be followed on Facebook.


20 Aug 2019, 18:57 PM

The Bocce national team of Montenegro was a participant in the Nations Cup held in Belgrade over the weekend. In competition with Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, host Serbia and Slovenia, Montenegro took fifth place. The national team went to Zemun in a weakened form, but this check ahead of the most significant competitions this year, namely the World Youth Bocce Championship which will be held in September in Italy and the World Senior Championship which will be organized by Turkey in November, succeeded. The big matches in Zemun took place from Friday to Sunday.

First place went to the Croatian team, which defended the throne, won last year when that country was the host. What makes the expert staff, led by selector Dejan Stjepcevic joyful, is the fact that Montenegro was competitive with all its rivals, that it was defeated by Croatia 9:5 after a big fight, and by Serbia, which won the bronze medal with 8:6.

"We had a great check and a great test for the planet championships that await us very soon. Ambitions are always the same when it comes to bocce representation. We have come back with a medal from almost every major competition in the last ten years, so we hope that this year will be finished with a medal in our showcases. We have many young and talented players who will have the opportunity to show that in Italy, and we also have a quality senior selection, of which, of course, the main trump card for the medal is Miroslav Miro Petkovic," said Montenegrin coach Dejan Stjepcevic.

In order to improve the work with both seniors and junior bocce selections, in the meantime, corrections were made, that is, the professional staff of the national team was strengthened.

Dejan Stjepcevic will have Nenad Rankovic as the first assistant in the Senior Bocce Team, while the legendary Miroslav Miro Petkovic, who will be assisted by Djuro Milanovic, is free to take over the young team and younger selections.

Source Radio Tivat

14 Aug 2019, 23:21 PM

Montenegro national bocce (bowling) team will participate in the Nations Cup in Belgrade, as has been announced from National Bocce Association.

Bocce lovers and anyone who wants to get acquainted with this attractive sport will have an ideal opportunity to do so during this event, featuring Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia and BiH.

The competitions start on Friday nd the matches will be conducted until Sunday at the fields in Zemun (Altina).

The selection of Montenegro, which has returned from almost no major competition in the last ten or more years without a medal, is moving towards Belgrade with great ambitions. Selector Dejan Stjepcevic and coach Nenad Rankovic are taking Miroslav Petkovic, who belongs to the world cream when it comes to bocce to the competition, then Tomislav Rankovic, Marko Lukovic and Rade Zec.

"We look forward to the competition that follows. The Cup of Nations in Belgrade will be a nice opportunity for affirmation of bocce, for the promotion of this extremely attractive and dynamic sport. I invite everyone who knows bowling, as well as those who want to get acquainted with its charms to come to Zemun, to come to the open fields in Altina and to be convinced with what I have said. The Cup of Nations will also be a great check for all the selections, as the Youth World Cup for in Italy and the World Cup for Seniors in Turkey are coming soon, but that does not mean, of course, that the result is in the background. We will fight, we will do our best to reach the podium, as we did last year when we won the bronze medal, "said Montenegrin coach Dejan Stjepcevic.

The Cup of Nations is named "Bruno Lezije and Sandro Anzur", according to the legends of the world bocce, I.e. the people who started the competition, which has been gathering selections from the territory of the former Yugoslavia for ten years.

13 Aug 2019, 15:48 PM

The team BC “Val” is the winner of the fifth edition of the championship in “bocce” (bowling) at Orjensko sedlo (1600 m), which brought together eight teams from all three Boka Bay municipalities.

Second place went to BC “Meljine”. Third place went to BC "Bijela". The teams "Subra", BC “Palma”, BC “Jadran” and two teams BC “Bahus” participated.

The dominance of teams from Herceg Novi continued in a new discipline, which was introduced, where Djuro Milanovic (BC Val) triumphed. Second was Niko Stjepcevic, a member of BC Palma from Tivat, and third place was won by Dario Serovic (BC Val). The event started by paying tribute to the tragically passed away Montenegrin mountaineer, Milan Radovic. The organizer and host was the Mountaineering Club Subra, and the technical organizer was the “bowling” club “Val”.


Championship in “Buce” at Orjensko Sedlo (Photo: MC Subra)

“As much as the importance of the sporting component of the event is, what drives participants to go to one of the most remote and isolated places in our hinterland every year is not just competition, but mountain nature and socializing. In Orjensko sedlo, the natural conditions for summer bocce are more than favorable, and with the restoration of the filed for “buce” (zog) in 2015, the conditions for nurturing this sport discipline were again created, but even more so for the return of bocce as part of the former way of life, characteristic of the entire Adriatic coast and its hinterland," the organizers said.

Text by Slavica Kosic, on August 12th 2019, read more at Vijesti

12 Aug 2019, 19:01 PM

Sailors from the local Yacht Club- JK Delfin gave excellent results at the regatta "Memorial of Spasić and Mašera". The regatta was organized in Tivat for the past three days, by JK Delfin and it was held in scorching weather.

Over three competing days, more than 60 sailors from four Montenegrin clubs, JK (Yacht Club) Jugole Grakalic from Herceg Novi, JK Lahor from Kotor, JK Jovo Dabovic from Baošić and host club JK Delfin, as well as from Croatian clubs JK Orsan, Dubrovnik and JK Uskok, Zadar, sailed three regattas. They should be greatly acknowledged for their patience and perseverance, as it was not easy to sail in the wind of 3 to 5 knots and extremely warm, almost tropical weather, it has been pointed out from JK Delfin.

In the Optimist class, the current state champion Pavle Music won, in second was Viktor Lesjak and in third Andrija Markovic, all from JK Delfin. The Tivat Delfin sailors won all three first places in the competition for up to 12 years. Lesjak was first, Markovic was second, while sailor Tea Celanovic won third place. Tea also won the gold in the girl's competition. Nina Strahinja won silver, Vanja Strahinja bronze, both sailors JK Lahor from Kotor.

In the Laser 4.7 class, the first place went to Nikola Golubovic, sailor JK Delfin, second to Robert Moris from JK Jugole Grakalic, and third place went to Vasilije Kurbanovic from JK Delfin. In the Laser Radial class, Danilo Joncic took gold, Stefan Andjelic silver and Luka Rocen bronze, all three from Dolphin. Ilija Markovic is the first in the Laser Standard class, second is Milos Tripovic, both Dolphin sailors.

The awards for the best sailors were given by Ivana Žurić, Director of Design Interni, then Tony Belan, Director of Yacht Hotel and Ana-Marija Žurić, on behalf of the City Bar "Majestic", who, together with the Tivat Tourism Organization and other members of the donor pool, gave Contribution to the successfully conducted donation campaign #BudiOptimist during the 13th Tivat Regatta UNA Montenegro Cup.

The Dolphin Optimists, five of them, will go to the Croatian Optimists Team Championship in Split, organized by JK Marina Kastela on August 15th, and Ilija Markovic and coach Ilko Klakor will continue to Poland, where the European Championship for the Olympic Class Laser under 21 begins on 20 August, as stated from the Tivat JK Delfin.


30 Jul 2019, 12:42 PM

The Polo spectacle will undoubtedly be an event that will mark the summer calendar of events in Porto Montenegro and on the Tivat Riviera, announced Porto Montenegro. Such a conclusion can be reached, judging by the production and attractive agenda for this world event, which will be held from 1 to 3 August, at the pop-up Porto Montenegro Arena.

This gathering at Porto Montenegro Marina will bring together the world and nautical public and fans of this sport, Montenegrin audience and guests who want to spend the day with family and friends enjoying this spectacle, and expecting good fun, drinks and great music.

City Music - GPD Tivat and Majorettes will lead a rectangular equestrian procession with polo players, starting from the waterfront of Pine through the promenade of the nautical settlement Porto Montenegro, on Thursday 1 August, starting at 19:30 h.

The matches are scheduled for Friday 2 August and Saturday 3 August at 5:15 pm at the big Porto Montenegro Arena, when the world's biggest polo names will play. Tickets are available for purchase via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., priced at €20.

Four great teams will weigh knowledge, experience and dexterity, including Maharaja Savai Padmanabh Singh (Pacho) of Jaipur, who is one of the most prominent representatives of the world polo; UK national team member and Royal Berkshire Polo Club owner Jamie Morrison; multiple winner of the Polo in the Park and large snow polo tournament Charlie Wooldridge, and many others.

An interesting entertainment agenda has been announced as part of this attractive event. “Kic Pop Choir from Podgorica will perform on Saturday, August 2, on the plateau in front of the Hero (Heroj) submarine at 9:00 pm. This choir does not need to be presented specially, since the Montenegrin public has been enjoying their thematic performances and repertoire for two years.  Admission is free.

Everyone is also invited to the big Polo white party after the polo finals, on Saturday 3rd August at the Porto Montenegro Yacht Club Swimming Pool from 9 pm. Globally recognizable Natalia Baruligh and Ester Anaya will be in charge of great musical energy.

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