“Lošinj Sails around the World” Festival is dedicated to the rich maritime and shipbuilding tradition of the island of Lošinj.
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.
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.
5.9. - The 8th Lošinj Pasara Rowing Boat Regatta, Mali Lošinj harbour, at 10:30 a.m.
10.9. - Farewell to the Captain – a performance depicting a send-off to seafarers at the Annunziata church, Čikat bay, Mali Lošinj, at 10:30h
11.9. - 3rd Night regatta of traditional boats, Mali Lošinj port, starting at 20:00h
12.9. – Maritime Evening, (folklore, wind orchestra, majorette and klapa (traditional a cappella choir) performances, displays and exhibits of maritime tradition), along the Riva lošinjskih kapetana, Mali Lošinj, at 18:00h
12.-13.9. - 38th Lošinj Regatta – Lošinj Olympians Regatta, Mali Lošinj
13.9. - 5th Open Water "Apoxyomenos Challenge", Čitak bay,Mali Lošinj, at 11:00h
17.9. - Farewell to the Captain – a performance depicting a send-off to seafarers at the Annunziata church, Čikat bay, Mali Lošinj, at 10:30h
19.9. - 44th Nerezine regatta of traditional sail boats, Nerezine port, at 12:00h
During the Festival, treat yourself to a delightful culinary experience by tasting the „dishes of Lošinj captains“ at Lošinj restaurants, and don't miss out on the opportunity to take part in numerous creative workshops: fish net weaving, fish cage traps, knot tying, building a wooden boat...
“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”