Successfully sailed 22nd Fiumanka
Rijeka and its port have once again become a meeting place for many sailors at the international sailing event, which in the northernmost Adriatic bay, from year to year brings together an increasing number of sailboats and sailors. At this year's 22nd Fiumanka, the number of registered boats surprised the organizers themselves. As many as 168 boats started exactly at noon from the starting line at the entrance to the port of Rijeka, and due to light wind and the decision of the Race Committee, the regatta route was shortened, so the regatta group and family group sailed the same route - to the mark in Kostrena and back to the finish in the port of Rijeka.
There was very strong competition in the regatta group - the fiercest since the Rijeka regatta. Maxi Jena MM was the first to turn the buoy near Kostrena this year with the new owner and skipper Miloš Radonjić from Montenegro and 19 crew members. The turning time of the first buoy was 13:33:50, and they kept a good run until the very end and were the first to enter the finish line with a time of 15:03:24. After Maxi Jena MM, Portopiccolo Prossecco from Italy entered the finish line, the third was the Rijeka team on board the Molo longo TuttaTrieste and led by Rajko Kujundžić, the fourth Slovenian Generali with skipper Svan Žvan and Slovenian Adriatic Europe with skipper Dušan Puh.
The value of Fiumanka was also recognized by its sponsors and patrons who sailed with Fiumanka this year as well and achieved notable results, so INA, Fiumanka's golden sponsor, was third in its group. In these challenging times, sponsors and partners stayed with the Rijeka regatta, determined to send a common message about the importance of cooperation, support and preserving the continuity of traditional events such as Fiumanka.
Source: Burza nautike