• s 04/09/2021 - 18/09/2021

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. 

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.

 

 

Saturday, 5 September
“Lošinj Sails Around the World” Festival Opening Ceremony
Mali Lošinj, Riva lošinjskih kapetana,10:00 a.m

 9th Lošinj “Pasara” Rowing Boat Regatta,
Mali Lošinj - port, 10:30 a.m.

 Maštele (barrels) Regatta
Veli Lošinj - port, 5:00 p.m.

Klapa Čikat
 
Veli Lošinj - port, 7:oo p.m.

Monday, 6 September
Sunset and Guided Tour on the Nerezinac Lugger
Mali Lošinj, Riva lošinjskih kapetana, 
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, 7 September
Opening of the art exhibition by Aldina Stuparich Burić, Through Calm Seas and Storms
Mali Lošinj, Fritzi Gallery, Vladimira Gortana 35, 
7:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, 8 September

Sunset and Guided Tour on the Nerezinac Lugger
Mali Lošinj, Riva lošinjskih kapetana, 
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

Thursday, 9 September
Salute to the captain – a depiction of setting off sailors in front of Annunziata chapel
Mali Lošinj, Čikat Bay, 
10:30 a.m.

A lecture organized by the Lošinj Seafarers’ Club – Maritime Law in Croatian Medieval Statutes 
Željko Bartulović, PhD, tenured professor at the Faculty of Law in Rijeka
Mali Lošinj, Museum of Apoxyomenos, Riva lošinjskih kapetana 13, 
7:00 p.m. 

Friday, 10 September
Exhibition Protection and Conservation of European Sea Turtles, LIFE Euroturtles, Blue World Institute
Mali Lošinj, Republika Hrvatska Square, 
6:00 p.m.

 4th Night Regatta of Traditional Boats with Sails
Mali Lošinj, Republika Hrvatska Square, 
7:30 p.m.

 Concert on the Lošinj lugger Nerezinac – Čikat Klapa
Mali Lošinj – on Lošinj lugger Nerezinac, port, 
8:00 p.m.

Observing the sky and celestial bodies – Leo Brenner Astronomical Society
Mali Lošinj, Riva lošinjskih kapetana, 
8:00 p.m. 

 
Saturday and Sunday, 11 and 12 September
39th Lošinj Regatta - Lošinj  Olympians:

11.9.
Navigation Regatta
Mali Lošinj - Susak - Ilovik - Mali Lošinj, 
11:00 a.m.

12.9.
“Stick” Regatta, 
10:00 a.m. 
Sailing in the port Mali Lošinj

Saturday, 11 September
6th Open Water “Apoxyomenos Challenge” 
Mali Lošinj, Čikat Bay, 
12:30 p.m

Maritime Evening
Mali Lošinj, Riva lošinjskih kapetana, 
7:00 p.m.

Presentation of the book “My Way around the World” by Saša Fegić and Marina Đukanović
Mali Lošinj, summer terrace of the City Library and Reading Room, Zagrebačka 2, 
8:00 p.m.

 Concert Tomislav Bralić & klapa Intrade
Mali Lošinj, Republika Hrvatska Square, 
9:00 p.m.

Monday – Wednesday, 13 - 15 September
Sunset and Guided Tour on the Nerezinac Lugger
Mali Lošinj, Riva lošinjskih kapetana, 
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

Thursday, 16 September
Salute to the captain – a depiction of setting off sailors in front of Annunziata chapel
Mali Lošinj, Čikat Bay, 
10:30 a.m.

A lecture organized by the Lošinj Seafarers’ Club
Presentation of the most famous naval captains and admirals from the rich history of Lošinj, chosen by Julijano Sokolić, PhD, Mali Lošinj, Museum of Apoxyomenos, Riva lošinjskih kapetana 13, 
7:00 p.m. 

Friday, 17 September

Film screening and exibition Ljubav oko svijeta (Love around the World) by Davor and Anđela Rostuhar 
Mali Lošinj, outdoor movie theatre Vladimir Nazor, Ulica Del Conte Giovanni 13, 
7:00 p.m. 

Saturday, 18 September
45th Nerezine Traditional Sailboat Regatta
Nerezine port, 
12:00 p.m. 

Boat exhibition
Nerezine – Studenac Square, 5
:00 p.m.

Concert Koktelsi
Nerezine, Studenac Square, 8
:30 p.m. 



 

 

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

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

 

 


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