9th Beneteau yacht rally in Croatia has been successfully finished. We wish we had more wind, but very high temperatures above the average for this time of year, lot of sun, warm sea , sailors in good mode , promised us very good rally and lot of fun.
Beneteau yacht rally started on Sunday 05.10.2014. in Trogir. Ratko Tomić ( as usual) had skipper’s meeting at 09:00 in front of our office in Trogir. He explained all details and rules to skippers and they finished with last details for start. Of course first we needed to try very good all kinds of domestic grappa. Start should have been at 10:30, but we had small delay and start was at 10:50. All boats ( this time we had 6 of them) took their posiitions and rally started. We had north west ligh breeze all the way.
Ultra sailing crew was on committee boat Beneteau Cyclades 50.5 „Rhapsody“ and took care about all the details.
This year we didn’t have „Geisha“(Beneteau First 50), but very experienced crew from Geisha accomodate themself on „Fugu“. Fugu took their leading position during the start . The limitied time for finish was at 16:00-16:15.
For this first leg from Trogir – Vis (35 NM)Stončica had minimum engine minutes 90min, Zaglav had 120 min, and Fugu 132 min. Sea was very warm , perfect for swimming and of course we used this opportunity.
After the short break till 19:00 and we went to Pojoda, local restaurant in Kut in Vis. Food was absolutely fantastic like always. Menu was: octopus salad, bean, soup, rice with salmon, dentex dentes and cock . Of course „Pojoda“ served it with domestic vine.
Second day we sailed from Vis – Milna ( 20 NM)on island of Brač.
Weather conditions were similar , very high daily temperature, more than 23 degrees, south wind. Start was declared at 10:30, this time without delay.
All boats finished the second leg almost on time . First was First 30, second new crew on Oceanis 50 and third Cyclades 43.4. After the short break till 16:30 we had organized bus from Milna to the restaurant „Eco village Dračevica“. Hosts offered us domestic cheese, prosciutto , tomato with mozzarella, lamb , potato and salads.
After the dinner bus transfered us back to Milna. Some of the clients went to sleep and those youngers from Srebrena went to party
On Tuesday morning we visited the Museum in Škrip on the island Brač. Island Brač museum – is the oldest place on the island where we can find traces of Illyrian, Roman and Croatian culture. There is a Native Museum of the island of Brac, situated in the Radojkovic fort. After the short sightseeing crews prepared for the last 3-rd leg Milna – Split. All crews arrived in Split on time and get ready for last dinner on this Beneteau yacht rally.
During the dinner in Restaurant Adriatic, where we had very nice meat menu , we divided awards.
After the third leg situation was:
|2. STONČICA 2||Martinšek||529|
|5. TRIGGERSON||Wim B.||433|
|6. SREBRENA 2||Bart B.||433|
We had really amazing time and wish to see you all next year in 2015.