“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.
Look at the brochure Lošinj sails around the world
- Promenade: Wind Orchestra & Lošinj majorettes, Riva lošinjskih kapetana, Mali Lošinj, from 10:00h
- Concert: The Tu i Tamo Band, at 10:30h
11-15 September – Little School of Shipbuilding - creative workshop on the construction of a wooden ship (2.4-3 meters long), Main square, Mali Lošinj, 17:00-19:00h
- Sailing knots - tying the sailing knots unter the guidance of members of Lošinj Seamen's Club, Main square, Mali Lošinj, 17:00-19:00h
- Knitting nets - the traditional technique, Main square, Mali Lošinj, 17:00-19:00h
11 September - Lecture: "Golden age of maritime industry on Lošinj" - Irena Dlaka, Museum of Apoxyomenos, Mali Lošinj, at 19:00h
14 September - Night regatta of traditional boats, Mali Lošinj port, starting at 20:00h
- premiere of the documentary on the Mini Transat regatta, Main square, Mali Lošinj,at 20:30h
- Concert: Magic Guitars band, Mali Lošinj, starting at 20:00h
15-16 September – 36th Lošinj Regatta - Regatta of Lošinj’s Olympians
- 15 September - Navigation regatta Mali Lošinj - Susak - Žalić - Mali Lošinj), Mali Lošinj port, start at 11:00h
- 16 September - “Štap” regatta of in-port sailing, Mali Lošinj, start at 10:00h
15 September – Maritime Evening, (folklore, wind orchestra, majorette and klapa (traditional a cappella choir) performances, crossbow from Rab Island & displays and exhibits of maritime tradition), along the Riva lošinjskih kapetana, Mali Lošinj, at 18:00h
+ culinary offer on the excursion boats from 19:00 h
+ launching of the ship built by the students of the Little School of Shipbuilding at 19:00 h
+ Rab crossbowmen performance on the square (Trg Republike Hrvatske) in Mali Lošinj at 20 h
+ Concert: Neno Belan & Fiumens, Main square, Mali Lošinj, at 21:00h
21 September - Lecture: "Croatian sailors on the world market" - Mario Zorović, Palace Fritzy, Mali Lošinj, starting at 19:00h
- Klapa Rišpet & fireworks, Trg Studenac square - Nerezine, at 20:00h
During the Festival, enjoy the gastro delicacies & taste "specialities of the Lošinj Captains" in the Lošinj restaurants and see the open door exhibition of 'Lošinj sails around the world ' on the Mali Lošinj square.
The restaurants offer menus that carry the names of Lošinj’s captains and sailboats at a unique price of 125,00 kn for a three course meal and a glass of wine!
Restaurant Artatore – Contessa Hilda
Restaurant Boccavera – Sator
Gastro pub Deveron – Deveron
Restaurant Diana – Captain Ivančić
Restaurant Eki – Captain Budinich
Restaurant Marina - Captain Hreljić
Restaurant Poljana - Captain Tarabocchia
Restaurant Punta – Captain Petrina
Konoba Silvana – Grazia Divina
Restaurant Televrin - Captain Petrina
Restaurant Veli žal – Captain Leva
Restaurant Za kantuni – Gange
Lošinjsko jidro – Imperatrice Elisabeta
The list of restaurants and captain’s menus is available here.
“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”