In memory of a dear friend and director of ACI marina Pomer and one of the founders of the Sailing Association of the Istrian County Marko Marinović, ACI marina Pomer hosted a traditional regatta that this year brought together 30 boats from Croatia and Slovenia
The 19th Captain Marko Marinović Memorial Regatta, an established cruiser regatta and the most important regatta in the entire Istrian County, was organized by the Delfin sailing club. This already traditional regatta started on September 30, and is held in memory of the prematurely deceased captain Marko Marinović. The regatta is, first of all, a tribute to a dear friend, passionate sailor, sailor and one of the founders of the Istrian County Sailing Association. On this occasion, ACI marina Pomer is the starting point of this regatta. This year’s edition of the regatta brought together 30 boats, mostly from Croatia and Slovenia, and the farthest boat, JOHNATAN III, arrived from Trogir and was piloted by Ana Marinović, daughter of Captain Marko.
Year after year, the regatta in ACI marina Pomer attracts an increasing number of sailing enthusiasts
This special sports event gathered sailing enthusiasts from all over the region to pay tribute to the captain’s legacy and together crown the love of sailing. Marinković’s commitment to sailing and the maritime lifestyle will leave a lasting mark in the hearts of all who knew him. In this year’s edition, the memorial regatta started from the ACI marina Pomer, and was accompanied by the storm and the Maestral all the way. From Friday to Sunday, about 150 sailors of all ages participated in the memorial regatta, both top athletes and recreational ones. The fastest boat of the regatta was the light racer Bravissima, which was helmed by Elvis Kaić and thus secured the overall victory in the competition. In the competitive competition in the Groups, the racer VIVA 2 of 8.4 m from JK Delfin stood out and excelled, who was the first in his group and crossed the finish line in fourth place overall.
A tradition born out of love and respect for members of the nautical community who have left a special mark on it
The memorial regatta of Captain Marko Marinović is a regatta that has been held since 2004, and this year’s edition has traditionally been supported by ACI d.d. and Yacht Pool by Jack Surija, SZGPU, Adrinaut, AGD and Konoba Istriana, as well as numerous media that announced and covered this sports event. The regatta itself ended with a dinner, the announcement of the winners and a special gathering of all the participants and friends of the regatta and the friends and family of captain Marko Marinović at the Istriana Pomer Tavern.
For the next, jubilee 20th anniversary of this renowned memorial regatta, the organizers have announced even stronger competition and a richer competitive and accompanying program. The next one, the 20th Marko Marinović Memorial, is scheduled for September 29, 2024.