European Match Race Tour Starts Off in Šibenik

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Šibenik is becoming a town increasingly recognized as the sailing center of Croatia after a series of prestigious competitions

This past weekend Šibenik hosted the first regatta of this year’s European Match Race Tour, won by the Slovenian crew led by renowned duelist sailor Dejan Presen. Second place also went to Slovenians led by Jure Jerković, while taking third place were hosts from the Val Sailing Club with Teo Piasevoli at the helm.

The regatta in Šibenik, a town increasingly recognized as the sailing center of Croatia after a series of prestigious competitions, was organized by Val and Wave Sailing Center. Despite the weak wind, all planned sailings took place in the three competition days. European Match Race Tour was initiated last year, with an intent to bring together the best European duelist sailors to sail various models of one design sailboats. The winner of the first EMRT was famed French skipper Simon Bertheau. There are seven qualification regattas planned for this year before the grand finale to be held in Montenegro’s Tivat in mid-September.

Calendar of regattas:
Tour Stop 1 – 16-18 February 2018 – Šibenik, CRO
Tour Stop 2 – 16-18 March 2018 – Tivat, MNE
Tour Stop 3 – 6-8 April 2018 – Podersdorf, AUT
Tour Stop 4 – 5-6 May 2018 – Gothenburg, SWE
Tour Stop 5 – 26-27 May 2018 – Copenhagen, DEN
Tour Stop 6 – 22-24 June 2018 – Swinojusce, POL
Tour Stop 7 – 31 Aug-2 Sept 2018 – Ravenna, ITA
Grand Finale 2018 – 13-16 Sept 2018 – Tivat, MNE

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