Komiza – St. Nicholas regata for the single

Komiza is a favorite sailing destination. Everybody knows it for its fishing tradition and the life of its people accustomed to the sea and fishing. It is situated on the sunny side of the island of Vis, well protected from the northern winds. It has a beautiful view of the open sea and the two neighboring islands, Bisevo and Svetac. The people of Komiza – true fishermen and sea people have their own museum that you have to visit. It displays various, now forgotten, fishing nets, longlines and of course the famous traditional fisherman boat Falkuša .

St. Nicholas is then rightfully the saint patron of Komiža. He is the protector of fishermen, children, sailors and passengers. Every year on December 6, an old wooden boat is traditionally burnt as a ritual sacrifice of sailors, fishermen and passengers. The ashes of the burnt boats are used for the blessing of newly built ships.

Every year on St. Nicholas day, the sailing club Mornar , the city of Komiza and Split organize a completely different regatta. The St Nicholas regatta for the single is unique because the sailing boats have only one man who has to sail as soon as possible a route which lasts more than one day and without anyone’s help. The usual route race is Split – Palagruza – Komiza in the length of 160 nautical miles. The race usually ends on the day of St. Nicholas so sailors  can participate at the ritual of burning of the old ship.

Regatta starts 03.12.2013. from Split .

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