• s 03/09/2022 - 17/09/2022

LOSINAVA - Lošinj sails around the world festival

“Lošinj Sails around the World” Festival is dedicated to the rich maritime and shipbuilding tradition of the island of Lošinj. 

During this Festival, everyone interested will get an insight into the rich maritime heritage of Lošinj, history will be revived while sticking to the historical facts, and Lošinj will be promoted through tourism and marketing activities as the destination of the "revived maritime history" hitherto unknown to the wider public.



 18th Traditional International Water Polo Tournament "Bottlenose Dolphin", Mali Lošinj – Čikat bay, at 10 a.m.

Opening of LOSINAVA festival, Mali Lošinj - Riva lošinjskih kapetana, at 10 a.m.
10th Lošinj Regatta of Pasara Boats with Oars, Mali Lošinj –harbour, at 10:30 a.m.
Maštele (barrels) Regatta, Veli Lošinj - harbour, at 5 p.m.
Concert Gustafi, Veli Lošinj –harbour

Art exhibition "From Adriatic to Arctic", Mali Lošinj -  Fritzi Gallery, Lošinj museum

Salute to the captain - a depiction of setting off sailors, Mali Lošinj – Čikat bay, Annunziata chapel, at 10:30 a.m.

5th Night Regatta of Traditional Boats with Sails, Mali Lošinj –harbour, at 7:30 p.m.

2nd International Woman Water Polo Tournament „Plejade“, Mali Lošinj - Čikat bay, at 10 a.m.

Maritime Evening –  Tragovima Olivera concert, Mali Lošinj – main square & Riva lošinjskih kapetana, at 9 p.m.

10.- 11.9. 
40th Lošinj Regatta - Lošinj Olympians, Mali Lošinj –harbour, at 11 a.m.

Salute to the captain - a depiction of setting off sailors, Mali Lošinj – Čikat bay, Annunziata chapel, at 10:30 a.m.

46th Nerezine Regatta of Traditional Sailboats, Nerezine –harbour, at 12 p.m.
Concert, Nerezine - Studenac square


“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”

 The idea to create this kind of festival originated from the desire for preservation, revitalization and tourist valorization of the maritime heritage, through the revival and presentation of the historical and cultural heritage of Lošinj maritime affairs, which lived its golden age from 1853 to 1884.

This segment of Lošinj history was chosen for tourism promotion because of its specificity and intent to bring to the Lošinj guests, as well as to the local population, a rich and overly interesting life of brave, devoted and capable Lošinj sailors, shipbuilders and shipowners who made this island, which is actually unsuitable for the development of the shipping industry, the centre of the maritime affairs of the eastern Mediterranean of the 19th century.


Co-financed by the Europian Union from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. 

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