• s 08/09/2018 - 23/09/2018

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.

PROGRAM:
08.09. 6th Lošinj regatta of pasara boats with oars

15.- 16.09. 36th Lošinj Regatta – Regatta of Lošinj Olympians

16.09. 3rd Open water Apoxyomenos challenge

23.09. 42nd Nerezine regatta of traditional sail boats

- Thematic cuisine ”The Gastronomy of Lošinj Captains”
- Farewell Captain – performance of the send-off for sailors from the Annunziata
-  Outdoor exhibitions (Livingstone?) - Aldina Burić Stuparich
- Workshops
- Concerts

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


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