19 May 2019 - The first Herceg Novi regatta named Herceg Novi Sailing Tour is being organized by the Tourist Organization of Herceg Novi in cooperation with the Sailing Club Jugola Grakalić, the Municipality of Herceg Novi and the Hotel Lazure.
The event, which will take place on June 1, includes an umpires and skippers boat race. The regatta will be held in the waters of the Bay of Kotor within the territory that belongs to the Herceg Novi Municipality.
The sailing tour, which will mark the official beginning of the 2019 summer sailing season, starts in front of Marina Lazure in Meljine and runs around the island of Mamula. Then the ships sail towards their goal - the city port of Herceg Novi.
Fifteen crews are expected to compete, and the Montenegrin sailor that competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Men's Laser class, Milivoj Dukić will also take part in the sailing tour. The list of the participants in the regatta will include musician and sailor from Herceg Novi, Rambo Amadeus.
In anticipation of the Herceg Novi Sailing Tour, Milivoj Dukić said: "Herceg Novi is becoming richer for yet another port of nautical tourism, in this case, Lazure Marina & Hotel in Meljine. Therefore, the Sailing Club Jugola Grakalić, which I represent today, and the Tourist of Organzation Herceg Novi, came up with the idea to organize the regatta of large ships. We are becoming richer for another regatta and our goal is to attract as many participants and visitors, because every time our boats sail into the sea, we send the best picture to nautical tourism lovers all over the world."
Starting from May 27, all competing boats can be docked at the Lazure Marina and await their official registration within the regatta. On May 31, the organizers have prepared a special cocktail at the Lazure Marina for all the participants within the event.
The sailors will meet for the race on June 1 at 9:30 am, and the official start of the regatta will be at 11 am. The finishing point of the sailing tour is the city port Škver, and sailing enthusiasts can await the boats at this point at 1 pm.
The Tourist Organization of Herceg Novi and the Sailing Club Jugola Grakalić have prepared a traditional fish and wine celebration accompanied by local entertainment and music from 1 pm to 5 pm. The award ceremony will be held also on June 1, at 9 pm.
The representatives of the Tourist Organization of Herceg Novi are inviting all sailing enthusiasts to experience the unique regatta moment when the first boat will officially sail for the first time on June 1. All visitors will be able to enjoy an exciting and competitive racing and the onshore camaraderie!