Mimosa Cup Traditional Regatta Held in Herceg Novi for 45th Time

By , 09 Feb 2019, 20:13 PM Sport
Mimosa Cup Traditional Regatta Held in Herceg Novi for 45th Time Mimosa Cup Herceg Novi, photo by Aleksandra Janicic, YC Delfin

February 9, 2019 - The traditional regatta of the Mimosa Cup gathered today the young competitors of all active Montenegrin sailing clubs for the 45th time. The race in the waters of the Herceg Novi Bay is a traditional sports event within the program of the Mimosa Festival.

Although the wind was not the most favorable, the competition that marks the start of the sailing season in Montenegro completed successfully, confirming the experience of the hosts from the Yacht Club Jugole Grakalic.
"This regatta is a serious tradition, and we are very proud of being part of the Mimosa Festival. This is a jubilee for us, 45 years and we hope it will take a long time," said the director of YC Jugole Grakalic Predrag Peco Vukcevic.
The regatta gathered thirty participants from the clubs of Boka Bay- Delfin from Tivat,  Lahor from Kotor and the host club Jugole Grakalic. These are the clubs that preserve the tradition of this sport and compete in the Montenegrin league, explains Vukcevic.
"The tradition of this sport and this skill has built the Boka Bay. Its history rests on this skill. We want to preserve this sport and transfer it to future generations, to know how to sail and how to build Boka," said Vukcevic, speaking of the Mimosa Cup racing tradition.
In the Optimist class in total placement, the first three places won by YC "Delfin" competitors- first Pavle Music, second Petar Klakor, and third Vasilije Kurbanovic. Among the girls, in this class, the most successful was Nina Strahinja from YC Lahor, followed by Romina Rackovic from the same club, and third Tea Čelanović from YC "Delfin." In the competition for up to 12 years in the Optimist class, the best was Petar Klakor of YC "Delfin," Viktor Lesjak also from "Delfin" and Nina Strahinja from Lahor.
In Laser class the first prize went to Ilija Markovic from YC "Delfin," the second was his club colleague Milos Tripovic, and the third prize went to Luka Ognjanovic from JK Lahor.
In the class of Laser 4.7, first place was Danilo Joncic from YC "Delfin" and second and third his teammates Stefan Andjelic and Nikola Golubovic.

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