Autumn Sailing Regattas in the Šibenik Region

September – December | Port of Šibenik & surrounds

Sailing regattas are a familiar sight on Adriatic waters, including the Šibenik region. Autumn provides some special boating events that make for great viewing from the Šibenik waterfront or from any of the fortresses, in their entirety!

  • September 28, 2019 | St Michael’s Regatta 2019 

A special regatta held in celebration on the eve of the feast of St Michael, Šibenik’s patron saint.  Sailing kicks-off at 11:00 am.
Organiser: Šibenik Sailing Club ‘Val’.

  • October 9 – 13, 2019 | European Match Race – Finale

The European Match Race Tour 2019 kicked off in Šibenik in February, with four other tour stops throughout the year:  Tivat (Montenegro), Limanu (Romania), Gothenburg (Sweden) and Swinojuscie (Poland), with the grand final being held once again in Šibenik harbour.
Organiser: Šibenik Sailing Club ‘Val’.

  • November 8 – 10, 2019 | Jabuka Regatta – Vodice

This enduring, 110-nautical-mile route from Vodice (north of Šibenik) to the islet of Jabuka (west of the island Vis) is famous for its after-sunset start on a Friday evening, and arrival at the magical Jabuka island around sunrise before the exhausting journey back to Vodice, with a Sunday 10.00am time limit for the race finish. Jabuka (apple in Croatian) is a triangular-shaped, 100-metre high, magnetite-filled (confusing to compass needles!) volcanic islet projecting from the sea and it’s largely avoided due to remoteness, steep coast, lack of safe harbor, strong currents and sudden changes of weather.
Organiser: Vodice Sailing Club ‘Tijat’.

  • December 6 – 8, 2019 | Šibenik Cruiser Regatta

Now in its 20th year, this race has become special tradition in Šibenik as it signals the lead up to Šibenik’s Advent in December.  This year, Fortresses of Culture will open the doors to Fortress Barone in conjunction with the regatta. The course starts at the Šibenik waterfront, sails to the Šibenik bridge then Mandalina and returning to the waterfront. More than 50 cruisers and 500 participants are expected.
Organiser: Šibenik Sailing Club ‘Val’.