One of the most prominent Mediterranean regattas of maxi cruisers PROSECCO DOC MAXI ON Cooking Star 2023 visited Istria again, and ACI marina Rovinj was the starting point that attracted numerous sailors and guests


The PROSECCO DOC MAXI ON Cooking Star 2023 regatta was held in Rovinj, a prominent competition for large sailboats, one of the most prestigious in the Mediterranean. ACI marina Rovinj hosted this year’s event, which continuously attracts the most luxurious and modern maxi cruisers on the Adriatic. The Rovinj water area hosted an impressive fleet of sailboats up to 27 meters in length, with professional crews from all over the world. PROSECCO DOC MAXI ON Cooking Star 2023 is the result of a collaboration between ACI d.d., international brands, Uljanik Sailing Club from Pula, Maestral Sailing Club from Rovinj and Arena Hospitality Group, with the aim of further promoting Istria and Croatia as top destinations for sailing and nautical. Thanks to this regatta, as well as the expansion of content and services, ACI marina Rovinj, with its prestigious five anchorages, further enriches the tourist offer of the city of Rovinj, which is the most visited destination on the Adriatic.


The start of the regatta weekend accompanied by prestigious guests and top-quality dishes prepared by famous chefs


ACI marina Rovinj hosted the PROSECCO DOC MAXI ON Cooking Star 2023 regatta, which gathered 5 crews in this year’s edition. The opening of the regatta was attended by Tanja Barattin, head of promotion and development of the Consorzio di Tutela della DOC Prosecco, Claudio Demartis, creator of the PROSECCO DOC MAXI ON Cooking Star regatta, long-time manager of the Barcolana international regatta, Iva Damuggia, head of promotion and public relations of the Tourist Board of the City Rovinj-Rovigno, David Modrušan, Deputy Mayor of the City of Rovinj-Rovigno, Hrvoje Markulinčić from the Uljanik Sailing Club and Adriana Mišković, Head of Communications, ACI d.d., as well as other representatives of ACI. Prominent speakers as promoters of the project were joined by influencers Chiara Marchi (MissClaire), Andrea Dal Corso and Teresa Langella and Italian actor Alessandro Preziosi.
„This regatta is an event of exceptional importance, not only for our city, but also for the entire region, that is, the county. Events that combine sports and gastronomy are what we wish for our city, and we have the opportunity to see one such event this weekend. I am sure that this is just the beginning of a tradition that will continue in the future. It is important to emphasize that this event also expands the tourist offer of the city of Rovinj, for which we can thank the organizers and ACI as the host of this regatta. Such events spread the word about Croatia, Istria and Rovinj beyond our borders and what we can offer when it comes to tourism,“ said David Modrušan, Deputy Mayor of the City of Rovinj-Rovigno, on the occasion of the opening of the regatta.


Owners of Michelin stars delighted the crowd with their dishes and rounded off a memorable regatta weekend


„Istria is known for its rich cultural heritage, beautiful nature and excellent gastronomy. ACI marina Rovinj, as the starting point of this year’s regatta, proudly opened its doors to sailors and guests, welcoming them to our beautiful coast. In addition to the competition of top sailors, we also had the opportunity to embark on unforgettable gastronomic adventures. As the leading nautical company in the region, ACI is, among other things, dedicated to supporting sports events that attract lovers of the sea and the nautical lifestyle from all over the world. Our marinas not only provide a safe and comfortable environment for boats, but they are also the center of exactly this kind of events that promote the entire Croatian tourism through sailing,“ said Adriana Mišković, communications manager of ACI d.d.
The regatta weekend was rounded off with the MAXI ON Cooking Star culinary event at the Grand Hotel Brioni Pula, during which top chefs, holders of Michelin stars, presented their culinary skills. In Pula, Alessandro Gavagna, Loranzo Cogo, Alessandro Breda, Matjaz Sinigoj, Mauro Elli, Tomaž Kavčić and David Skoko, as president of MAXI ON Cooking Star 2023, cooked for the gathered guests.


Photos: Giovanni Aiello

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