May 24, 2019 - Yacht Club Latin Sail Bar organizes the first edition of the Regatta of the Youth on May 25. Organizers expect the participation of about 30 different class sailing ships, and the event aims to promote sailing, especially among the younger generations.
"Our main goal is to point to the possibility of learning sailing from the earliest years, and show the citizens that through the activities of our club, thanks to licensed trainers, we can afford children the pleasure of sailing," says Lala Bokovac from Caliphate Workshop Bokovac
, founder of the Yacht Club Latin Sail Bar.
All yacht clubs from Montenegro confirmed participation in the regatta, and a significant part of the fleet is made up of wooden boats with the Latin sail of Bokovac Workshop.
"We can proudly say that our club "Latin Sail" has almost ten cruising sailing boats, which exceeds the fleet of all other clubs in Montenegro," says Lala Bokovac.
The Bokovac workshop is the only one in Montenegro that deals with the construction of traditional wooden boats. The most significant number of their ships are the Arsenal type, created by a wooden boat draft that was once built in the ship arsenal in Tivat.
"We have the honour to introduce a new model of a wooden boat to the Regatta of the Youth, which will sail on that day for the first time. This new model is a blend of tradition and innovation. The sailboat is the fruit of cooperation between shipbuilders from Workshop Bokovac, Pero and Nenad Bokovac and one of our best sailors. Coupled with their knowledge, they managed to make a traditional sailboat, with the characteristics of competing with the fastest ships in its class. More about the "Green Arsenal" boat we will announce on the day of the regatta," says Lala Bokovac.
"Our intention with the Regatta of the Youth is to connect all kinds of sailing in Bar, that the citizens of Bar see that we do not only navigate boats with the Latin sail that thy could see in Bar aquatics almost every day. Sailors from Boka Bay will join us on Saturday, and some guests who are with their sailing ships in the marina of Bar at the moment. What is particularly crucial for us as an organizer, the sailors of class Optimist from the Yacht Club Lahor Kotor are coming to help our promotion of sailing. It will be an opportunity for children from our city, who unfortunately do not have an active sailing school, to see their peers manage their sailing boats, which will be very animating for them. Our wish is for the Regatta of the Youth to be a seaside fun for all- children, lovers of Latin sails, and experienced sailors, as well as all citizens and guests of Bar," said the organisers.
Contributions to the regatta of the Youth organization were given by the hosts of the "Matica" aperitif bar, which is located on the shore, where the award ceremony will be held, accompanied by the music of the renowned Bar artist Dina Desančić and the string trio "Glamor Strings".