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Regatta Melkior Paragvaj

REGATTAS
”MELKIOR PARAGVAJ” BOATMEN REGATTA

Regatta of traditional sailboats
Ičići, 2nd and 3rd September 2016
Organizer: Ičići Tourist Board
Liburnijska 7A, 51414 Ičići
www.icici-tourism.com

ABOUT REGATTA:
”Melkior Paragvaj” boatmen regatta was held on Saturday, 3rd September. The start was at 14:00 in Lučica, the old port of Ičići. Every traditional type of boat (guc, gajeta, leut, pasara, batana…) equipped with a traditional sail (lugsail, lateen, trysail) had the right to participate. This regatta was a part of 8th Days of Ičići, a 3-day event held from 1st to 3rd September. The event gave the participants the opportunity to socialize and partake in additional educational program and entertainment. It was a place of fun and learning with rich offer of eco food and wine.

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Guests, who wanted to view the regatta from the sea, could do so from boats, which departed by following schedule:
1. “JADERA” : departure Mošćenička Draga 13:00 – Medveja 13:15 – Lovran 13:30
2. “MELKIOR” : departure Volosko – 13:00 – Opatija harbour 13:15 – Hotel Admiral 13:30

Ičići – 2nd ”Melkior Paragvaj” boatmen regatta was held on the sailing route Ičići – Ika – Ičići. 12 crews in Kvarner and Lovran guc, pasara, batana and jola responded to organizer’s invitation. The event was supervised by regatta comittee consisting of Luciano Lippe and Silvano Rafaelli.

In the class “Kvarner guc” the first to cross the finishing line was boat ‘Kade si’ steered by Mirko Dujmović. The second place went to the crew of ‘A je to’, and the third to ‘Frane & Molly’. In the class “Lovran guc” the most successful was the crew of ‘Don Ćićo’ steered by Ivica Grbac, while the second place was won by Boris Abram.

Mauro Tessitori in pasara “Pepi” was the most successful in his class, while the second place went to Zvonko Piglić in the boat “Tina”. Robert Mohović won the first place with batana ‘Pepo i unuci’. The guests from Slovenia won the top places in the class “Jola”. Their beautiful boats had their first sail on Saturday’s regatta and the medals went to Zdravko Podgornik and Bojan Vračko. The whole-day event ended with medal ceremony followed by socializing with live music, food and drinks.

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Classes and Results
Class:

Kvarner guc:
1. OP 973 – Kade si – Mirko Dujmović, Lovran
2. OP 1426 A je to – Feručo Brubnjak, Ika
3. OP 336 – Frane&Molly – Frane Šijan, Lovran
4. OP 33 Branko Marinović, Lovran
5. OP 3871 Nono Mate – Zoran Srdić, Opatija

Lovran guc:
1. CS 1655 – Don Ćićo – Ivica Grbac, Lovran
2. OP 551 — Boris Abram, Lovran
Pasara:
1. OP 231 – Pepi – Mauro Tessitori, Lovran
2. MD 132 – Tina – Zvonko Piglić, Ika

Batana:
1. MD 6 – Pepo i unuci – Robert Mohović, Mošćenička Draga

Separate class (guests from Maribor):
MB 01 – Jadranska jola – Zdravko Podgornik, Maribor
MB 03 – Olimpijska jola – Bojan Vračko, Maribor

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REGATA BARKAJOLA ”MELKIOR PARAGVAJ”rbmp-1
Regata tradicijskih barki na jedra
Ičići, 2. i 3. rujna 2016. godine

AUDIENCE
The boatmen regatta is interesting to all age groups, what gives it the potential to gain on popularity. However, there is also a target group made of disciplinary experts, since the construction of sails and steering of a traditional vessel requires a special skill. It is also a family tradition handed down from generation to generation. To the guests they are transporting, the traditional boatmen are not just taxi boat drivers but also friends, and thus a tourist attraction.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
We would like to thank all the sponsors, participants and especially lecturers for their contribution to the debate and for emphasizing the significance of preservation and revitalization of marine, fishing and ship-building heritage of Kvarner and Istria. Our thanks also go to the guests from Maribor, the crew who had the honor to sail the sea with their jolas for the first time.

HERITAGE
The day before, on Friday 2nd September 2016 at 18:00 in restaurant “Commodore” a round table was held. It was a part of the educational program with the topic “Marine Heritage”. It was an open type discussion, with lecturers and their guests, which aimed to educate and raise awareness of value and preservation of marine heritage, as well as promote it as a touristic product.

 

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Lecturers and lectures:
Roberto Žigulić PhD – About old seamen of Lovran and Ika
Robert Mohović, PhD – Preservation and Revitalization of Marine Heritage – experiences and Challenges,
Jakov Karmelić, PhD – Marine Heritage as a Touristic Product,
Marjan Skalicky, MD – The Founding of Maritime Boating Society “Sidro” 1940,
Željko Skomeršić – Model Ship Building and Collecting,
The end part was reserved for discussion on those topics.

 

It is a special honor to mention the oldest boat that participated in the regatta. It is a Kvarner guc Frane&Molly built in Lovran in 1938, owned by Dino Miščenić and steered by Frane Šijan. It won a plaquette “The oldest traditional sailboat”.

Guests from Slovenia, members of boating society “Sidro” founded in 1948, also participated in the regatta and chose this opportunity to present following boats:
MB 01 – Jadranska jola (Partizanka, 1949)
MB 03 – Olimpijska jola (Marina, 1938)

SPONSORSSponsors of the event are Paragvaj tours, Aci Marina Opatija, Generali osiguranje, City of Opatija, Town Committee Ičići, Sports fishing club Ičići, TA Marea, Domicil, YC Croatia, Visintin winery, Lučica Ičići, Restaurant Aurora, Bogus, Klapa Ris, Kalina Rijeka, Orada trade, bakery Korina, Buretić, Casa Marsic and Bod Ugostiteljstvo. The organizer of the regatta is Ičići Tourist Board.

PROMOTION
For better promotion, there were gifts for all the participants and guests: T-shirts, hats, badges, mugs, pens etc.

 

tzicici_rollup_ regata_3Batana:

1. MD 6 – Pepo i unuci – Robert Mohović, Mošćenička Draga

Van kategorije ( gosti iz Maribora ) jedrilice:

MB 01 – Jadranska jola – Zdravko Podgornik, Maribor

MB 03 – Olimpijska jola – Bojan Vračko, Maribor

PUBLIKA:

Regata barkajola interesantna je svim dobnim skupinama. Time još više ima potencijala dobivati na popularnosti. Ipak, postoji i ciljana skupina, vezana isključivo za struku, jer  izrada jedara i upravljanje tradicijskim plovilom zahtijeva posebno umijeće. Isto tako, radi se o obiteljskoj tradiciji, koja se prenosi s koljena na koljeno, jer gostima koje prevoze, barkajoli nisu samo taksisti nego i prijatelji pa je i svojevrsna turistička atrakcija.

ZAHVALE:

Zahvaljujemo svim sponzorima, sudionicima i posebno predavačima koji su doprinjeli raspravi i podizanju svijesti za očuvanje i revitalizaciju pomorske, ribarske i brodograđevne baštine Kvarnera i Istre. Također, gostima iz Maribora, posadi koja je imala čast sa svojim jolama po prvi puta zaploviti u moru.

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NEWS
Published on the website – http://www.liburnija.net/foto-odrzana-druga-regata-barkajola-melkior-paragvaj-icici/ 05.09.2016.

 

Food & drinks

RESTAURANT COMMODORE
RESTAURANT GALEB
PIZZERIA BUSOLA
BISTRO LUČICA
BISTRO VENEZIA
BISTRO SUNCE
VINI BABILONI
CAFFE BAR MONTE CAPRA
PIVNICA TRIESTINA
CAFFE BAR CALYPSO
CAFFE BAR ROŽICA
CAFFE BAR RARA IČIĆI
CAFFE BAR SUNSET