of Rijeka and Porto Montenegro Yacht Club are privileged to announce
dates and invite sailors to the fifth Thousand Islands Race from 14
- 24 September 2017. The race that is run among more than 1000
Adriatic islands is sailed on what we like to call as the best
offshore course that nature may design.
The format remains the same as in previous four editions. There are
two legs and participating yachts can choose to race leg 1 only, leg
2 only or both legs. First leg is starting on Sunday, September 17th
in front of the historic Rijeka harbour in Croatia. Race course is
set to leave islands Unije, Susak, Premuda, Dugi Otok, Kornat, Vis,
Lastovo and Sv. Andrija on starboard and finish in front of Porto
Montenegro marina in Tivat, Montenegro. Over distance of about 280
miles, challenge of navigating among the many islands and channels
of the Croatian coast and fascinating Boka Kotorska bay await
competitors. In return they are awarded by pleasure of sport and
stunning region's natural beauty known around the world for its
After the prize giving party on Wednesday, September 20th, the fleet
races back to Rijeka on the same course, starting on Thursday,
September 21st followed by the prize giving scheduled for Saturday,
September 24th in Rijeka.
A short promotional tune-up race is planned in Rijeka on Saturday
16th September and "1000 islands + 2 race" in Boka bay on Wednesday
September 20th. Thousand Islands Race, already outstanding sailing
experience in addition with its social events in Rijeka and Porto
Montenegro marina would give good time together, seeing fellow
sailors and meeting new friends.
Both legs records were set in 2015 by Hungarian Wild Joe. 27h 25m 5s
with average speed of 10.14 kt for Leg 1 and 32h 45s with speed of
8.86 kt for Leg 2 are recognized by the World Speed Sailing Record
Council. This is new challenge for Thousand Islands Race
participants and opportunity to be listed in World Speed Sailing
Entries in monohull division need an ORC Club or ORC International
certificate and for multihull division, MOCRA certificate. Accepted
are also double handed, one-design or boats of same type or
production model as separate categories. Entry fee is 700 EUR but
significant discount to 500 EUR for the first 20 entered boats
following by 600 EUR for 21st – 30th entered boat.
consult Notice of Race for details,
and also accommodation
details in Rijeka and Tivat as well as
logistic information about both
venues. There are options for crew availability. In addition we would be very happy to answer your queries
via firstname.lastname@example.org. The easiest way to make
your entry is on-line entry form.
We are looking forward to see
list of entered boats
grow and host top sailors on
this unique offshore race.