Respect island`s nature & tradition

  • s 02/09/2023 - 16/09/2023

LOSINAVA - sailing the world for centuries

“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.

 

Program:

2.9. 
Opening of LOSINAVA festival, Mali Lošinj - Riva lošinjskih kapetana, at 10 a.m.
11th Lošinj Pasara Rowing Boat Regatta, Mali Lošinj – port, at 10:30 a.m.
Maštele - Wooden Barrel Regatta, Veli Lošinj - port, at 5 p.m.
 

7.9.
Salute to the captain - a re-enactment of the sailors' farewell in front of the Chapel of Annunciation to the Bleswsed Virgin Mary,  Mali Lošinj – Čikat bay, at 10:30 a.m.

8.9. 
6th Night Regatta of Traditional Sailing  Boats under Spotlights, Mali Lošinj – port, at 7:30 p.m.

9.9.
Maritime Evening, Mali Lošinj - Riva lošinjskih kapetana, at 7 p.m.

14.9.
Salute to the captain - a re-enactment of the sailors' farewell in front of the Chapel of Annunciation to the Bleswsed Virgin Mary,  Mali Lošinj – Čikat bay, at 10:30 a.m.

16.9.
47th Nerezine Regatta of Traditional Sailboats, Nerezine – port, at 12 p.m.
Demonstrations of traditional maritime skills & boat show & concert, Nerezine - Studenac square, at 6 p.m.

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During the Festival, try the "Dishes of Lošinj Captains" - culinary delicacies at the local restaurants. Enjoy the fish menu at an amazing price of 250kn, which includes a three-course meal & a glass of wine!

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“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.

We maintain the right to change the dates of the events.

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