April 23, 2019 - With the exceptionally favourable conditions on the sea and the excellent organisation of accompanying contents, the 13th Tivat Regatta UNA Montenegro Cup overcame all the expectations and confirmed already last year the apparent fact that Tivat gets a severe sport and tourist manifestation dedicated to sailing and the culture of life along the sea. Along with Bokelian competitors in the Optimist and Laser sports classes, who competed on Friday and Saturday, the Sunday Tivat regatta gathered 32 boats and over 150 sailors. The ship MM Shinning triumphed under the colours of YC Lahor Kotor with skipper Miloš Radonjić, setting a new track record - 1 h 34 min.
Exceptional conditions for sailing made the 13th edition of the long-distance regatta only two and a half hours, and the dynamics of the sea and the dominance of eternal local rivals and regatta guests, who return year after year, are best testified by the spectators, who traditionally gather in Ponta Seljanovo and Verige in large numbers. Hosts this year also provided all the interested photographers and camera operators the opportunity to watch the regatta from the sea.
Tivat Regatta 2019- Award Giving Ceremony, Photo by Iva Gopčević Čelanović
In partnership with UNA Montenegro, JK Delfin presented its traditional regatta as the central event of a multimedia program that encompassed sports, cultural, musical and gastro-content. Apart from the Municipality of Tivat and the Tourist Organization, the realisation of the regatta was helped by a wide range of companies, local civil society organisations and individuals. The slogan "Be an Optimist!" also successfully realised the organization of the 13th edition of the famous Delfin Regatta to procure the class-yacht Optimist to strengthen the club's sailing school, through which about 50 young people of Tivat are trained on the sailing course each summer. By reaching this goal, as the organisers announced on the awards ceremony last night, all the participants of the regatta won.
In addition to the performance of the "Kotorski Grdelini" children's Klapa and the female Klapa "Bisernice Boke", an awards ceremony was held in front of Delfin's premises. It started by announcing the winners of the photo contest "Sailing".
Of the 22 photographs received, the jury of the Photo, Cinema and Video Club Mladost Gornja and Donja Lastva selected the most successful photo "Storm" by Miško Kordić, "Sailing boat" by Damir Montić and "Preparations for Fašinada " by Iva Malešević. The first three awards - Quad Photo Safari on the slopes of Vrmac, were presented to the winners by the member of Mladost, Roko Stjepčević.
Prizes in sports classes were handed by veterans Delfina-Dragan Rajčević in the Optimist class, while Branko Krstović was awarded the most prestigious Laser 4.7 and Laser Standard medals and cups. The first day of the regatta featured the small class of sailboats under the regatta committee of YC Lahor Kotor. The second day offered the first opportunity to many young sailors to take part in the navigational regatta "Three Lighthouses" with a north-west wind of 10-15 knots, sailing on the route Ponta Seljanovo-Tunja-Kalimanj-Ponta Seljanovo.
Among the 32 vessels that applied for the Tivat cruise regatta, three were out of the category- Latin sail wooden boat of Bokovac workshop from Bar, a catamaran with skipper Sanja Bozovic and Hobbie Cat of YC TriBelan with Toni Belan.
Other ships were classified in six classes. The best prizes in J70 and Class 2 were awarded by the representative of the general sponsor of the regatta, DT Thermo from Moscow, Stevan Nikolić. Class 4 and Class 5 prizes were awarded by TO Tivat director Gabrijela Glavočić, while marketing manager of Luštica Bay company, Damir Moškov, robbed the most successful in Classes 6 and 7.
The honour to award the prize to the winner of the regatta in real time, the new recorders, the team of MM Shinning, the state champion of the Optimist class, YC Delfin's competitor Pavlo Musić, who is the winner of these regattas in his class, generally and in the category up to 12 years.
The growing interest of sponsors, the large number of members and friends of the club who give their time and creative energy, as well as numerous local organisations that support the Tivat Regatta, promise that this event will be the central spring manifestation in Boka Bay. Both in terms of sports and in terms of the specific tourist offer for one of the most profitable and ecological tourist niche.