Untill We Meet Again on Barcolana 2016
2nd weekend of October is traditionaly reserved for entertainment with sails in Gulf of Trieste, for the biggest regatta, not only on Adriatic, but amongst neighbouring seas too – magnificent Barcolana. For the City of Trieste this regatta is much more, its 10 days full of various programs and manifestations in Barcolana’s name. This year, ACI was for the first time a part of this beautiful sailing décor in Trieste, and not only with participating only at shore, but with participating on sea as well!
Despite the severe Bora, which made a lot of problems for organisers the day before regatta, ACI flag flaunted proudly on the sea too. Culinary show – Barcolana Chef was held on 11 of ACI JOD 35 vessels. It was a clash of 16 Italian chefs of highest calibre, amongst whom were 10 bearers of prestigious Michelin star award.
Croatian maxi sailing yacht MOLO LONGO (ex tuttatrieste) with skipper Rajko Kujundžić achieved a great success on Barcolana by finishing 1st their category, and 10th overall. It was a great celebration, since this was the first time that Croatia had a vessel competing in this category. Umago Maxi Shining deservingly defended the colours of ACI on the main sail finishing 9th overall.
To continue the growth of Barcolana, ACI made an effort working together with Barcolana organisers on a project Go To Barcolana, by allowing all vessels sailing to Barcolana 2 free berths (moorings) in any ACI marina both on arrival and they return home.
Beautiful story, great atmosphere and great chance to present the nautical and touristic potentials of Croatia to wide Italian audience, and because of that – Untill we meet again on Barcolana 2016