Beneteau Yacht Rally 2018

With the cheerful rhythm of the music and lots of dancing and laught the thirteenth Beneteau Yacht Rally has finished. For all those who did not join us this year here is a summary…
The Beneteau Yacht Rally started on Sunday, April 29th with skipper meeting at ACI Marina Trogir. With the glass of local liqueur and cake we went through the route and the rules. For the first day sheduled route was Trogir-Vis with the start near the island of Čelice. Immediately after leaving the marina we realised there is lack of wind. Good for sunbathing, but not for our Rally and sailing. Despite the lack of wind, all sailing boats successfully completed the first stage and passed the target line ahead of Vis near the island of Host. Since this year’s end of the first leg was again town of Vis we were moored now on the second place, to make last year’s participants more interesting their visit. Here we were met by a bus that we’re headed in the center of the island, to the restaurant “Roki’s”. After a short tour of the property and the presentation of the traditional food preparation, all the crews were comfortably settled and enjoyed the food and good wine in the authentic Dalmatian environment. The title of the first leg winner was taken by the Oceanis 48 “Summer Dream” with our dear guests from Japan.
The second leg started on Monday, 30.04. after a relaxing morning coffee in Vis. From Vis we have sailed to the town of Hvar. As the route from Vis to Hvar was constantly followed by the strong south wind, all the participants reached the town of Hvar in a record time. After the exciting mooring in the city harbor the south wind calmed down as well and deserved vacation on the cockpit of the boat with a beautiful view of the city center and the Spanish Fortress was even more beautiful. We spent the afternoon in a guided tour of the city. After the relaxing afternoon we were looking forward to a dinner even more. The “Mizarola” restaurant in the very center of town was an excellent choice for the end of the second day of the Rally. The winner of the second leg was the Oceanis 45 “Trimou III” with a cheerful Belgian crew.
For the last day, 01.05, we left the route from Hvar to Trogir. With the enjoyment of the beautiful sailing and even more beautiful day, all the boats sailed on time through the target line near the island of Čelice, where we started the first day, and returned safely to Trogir. The third leg winner this time was the Oceanis 35 “Mala Luna” with our dear sailing school attendants from Belgium together with the Ultra Sailing School instructor.
After last year’s dinner and wonderful atmosphere in the hotel “Ola” we have choosed the same place again for the closing dinner and award ceremony. Again, they did not let us down. Great food and atmosphere and lots of dancing made a pleasant getaway.
We’ve prepared the pictures for you – take a sneak preview. And here’s the official results of the 13th Beneteau Yacht Rally.
See you next year!

Svibor  533
Summer Dream  528
Cadenza  457
Mobula one  439
Mala Luna  431
Porteruša  417
Trimou III  300
Rusalka  258
La Gaffe  172
Islamorada  130

Article by Inga Tomasevic

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