June 23, 2019 - Sailors from Boka, Dr. Nikša Truš and Zvjezdan Šantić, achieved great success at the 34th International Cruise Line Brindisi – Corfu regatta, which sailed from 16 to 18 June. They won third place in the class "per due" (for two) and the fourth place in the overall ranking in their category and 13 in general by ORC.
Their scale of success is measured by the fact that over 120 boats from all over the world participated in the Brindisi - Corfu regatta this year, out of eight states.
Modest, with not so many words, an experienced marine wolf, skipper, and owner of 9.4 meters long sailboat "Chita," otherwise veterinarian Nikša Truš, after returning from the regatta, this time did not hide satisfaction with the success achieved.
"It was the fourth time that I participated in the prestigious regatta Brindisi-Corfu, the second prize won. We started exactly at noon on 16 June. We arrived at the goal the next morning at 7 pm, a total of 95 miles. Mostly it was a soft Maestral, so for half of the regatta sailed to the spinnaker because there was no strong wind. It is interesting to us that we needed six hours of motoring from the final line to the marina where we were in Greece, which is all in the interest of tourist advertising. In total, we were at sea for eight days and moved about 400 miles," said Dr. Nikša Truš.
"As far as the organization is concerned, everything was perfect. It is a nation of cultures; they traditionally prepare a great welcome for all participants. This atmosphere and kindness need to be experienced; they make a spectacle from everything. At the start of Brindisi, we were driven by planes, which released color effects," Truš said.
"Brindisi - Corfu International Regatta" was founded in 1986. Thanks to the year-to-year acknowledgments since 1998, the regatta's glory has expanded beyond the borders of Italy and Greece, increasing the number of participants from all over the world. The goal of creating a virtual bridge between all the people with whom the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea meet through sport, sailing, is crowned with success. From 2000 to 2002, the race was held under the auspices of the United Nations as a "Human Rights Race."