Vis - Sv.Andrija - Palagruza  - Vis
27.04.  -  30.04. 2017.

Photo by Joe Mazzoleni

Crew of Srna V with skipper Ciril Vrančić is the winner of 11th Adriatic Race on corrected time (NHP). Best part of the race for Srna V was after Palagruža in upwind conditions when they were able to pass few rivals. On corrected time second place takes Macropus. Third was crew from university of Split on Adio Pameti skippered by Luka Pezelj. 

With the win in this year edition name of Ola and her skipper Toni Bulaja Vepar will be engraved for the second time on Adriatic Race main trophy - the Pripela. In this way Ola is joining the club of two time winners that also includes Veliki Viharnik and E1. Prize giving ceremony took place in Villa Kaliopa with crews sharing their impressions from the race.

Slovenian team on Macropus skippered by Boštjan Jančar sailed a very strong race, finishing second over the line and on corrected time (NHP).

At the moment first on corrected (NHP) time is Srna V skippered by Ciril Vrančić. To take the lead on corrected time Manderosi must cross finish line inside Vis harbour before 16:42:34

Second over the finish line is slovenian crew on Macropus, they were followed by Munjek F, Adio Pameti, Srna V, My May and Waypoint. We are expecting local Vis crew Manderosi.

Ola sailing team is the winner of 11th Adriatic Race!

Ola skippered by Toni Bulaja Vepar is near Stončica lighthouse and in fresh breeze they are closing on finish line. Crew from YC Marina Kaštela passed other class40 - Wayponit at Stončica after the start and they dueled for the lead with Munjek F all the way to Palagruža. In the upwind conditions towards Sušac and Vis they established comfortable lead over the rest of the fleet.

05:00 Ola is only 8 nm from finish line. Some 10 nm behind the leader for second place there is the duel between Macropus and Munjek F. One hour ago group of yachts (Adio Pameti, Srna V, WayPoint and My May) turned Sušac and are close to each other....

Yacht are coming back inside area covered by tracking signal. Ola is extending their lead, while second place held by Munjek F is under threat by slovenian crew on Macropus...

This morning My May with skipper Mladen Bralić Novak and Adio Pameti with skipper Luka Pezelj had the duel in cloudy Vis bay, and now they are competing in waters around Palagruža under the stars. But nearby are also Macropus, WayPoint and Srna V....

According to our current informations yachts have turned Palagruža in following order:
1. Ola
2. Munjek F
3. Macropus
4. WayPoint
5. Adio pameti
6. My May
7. Srna V
We received informations from Ola. Munjek F was in lead before Palagruža, but Ola just before the turn was able to pass them to regain the lead and turn the most distant Croatian island with their rival just astern. In the current upwind conditions Ola is extending its lead...

Some 15 minutes behind Ola in second place around Palagruža is Munjek F with skipper Duško Tomić. Between Sušac and Palagruža Ola and Munjek F had sailed at similar speeds, but in the upwind conditions that are coming Ola has the edge.

21:23 h we received SMS from Ola skippered by Vepar - "We are south of Palagruža".

Ola is first around Sušac, with Munjek F less than 1 nm behind. Third around Sušac is Slovenian crew on Macropus who are closely followed by My May. All yachts are also competing under NHP handicap system.

11. Adriatic race is underway under the light mistral. Munjek F led the fleet around first mark, followed by WayPoint and Macropus. After leaving Vis harbour there was an duel between Munjek and WayPoint for the lead with Munjek coming out on top. Ola had an slow start but soon after Stončice they were able to close the gap to the leaders. Live tracking


11. edition of Adriatic Race will start tomorrow (29.4.) at 10:00 h. Today conditions were still to severe to start the race, so this year edition will be sailed on shortened route Vis-Sušac-Palagruža-Sušac-Vis. 

Meeting of race committee with skippers has been scheduled at 12:00 (28.4). There is possibility that 11. Adriatic race will start in late afternoon... 

Due very strong southern wind, start of 11. Adriatic race has been postponed.

Ola sailing team on their class 40 will start Adriatic race for the fifth time in a row. As usual, from Vepar and his crew we are expecting fight for race top honor - the Pripela...

Live internet tracking of 11. Adriatic race will be provided by Trackers will be installed on all competing yachts.

Among entrants of this year edition is Munjek F with experienced offshore sailors - skipper Duško Tomić and Darko Prižmić who won Adriatic race back in 2009. at the helm of Adria Azija HPB. Last october Duško Tomić and his crew also competed in highly regarded Rolex Middle Sea Race.

Race course of Adriatic race takes competitors around three historic lighthouses: Stončica on north-east tip of island Vis, Sv. Andrija near Dubrovnik and remote mythical Palagruža...

This year Adriatic race (beside traditional Open) will be also sailed under NHP (Croatian national rule for racing on corrected time) and IRC rule. All yachts, including international entries, that are not in NHP database can sign in without fee in database during registration in Vis and in that way race on corrected time. Yachts with valid IRC certificate can also race in IRC division.

One of the first entrants of 11. edition of Adriatic race is WayPoint (class 40), skippered by the most experienced skipper of the Adriatic race Damir Čargo. 

11. Adriatic Race will start on April 27th at the entrance of Vis harbour, taking the fleet around scenic and challenging 225 nautical miles long course around three classic Adriatic lighthouses. Start will mark reunion of some old rivals that are integral part of the Race and arrival of new challengers... 
Traditionally on the Adriatic early autumn is the time of races involving numeros yachts and sailors, among those there are three races that stand out from the rest: the oldest Mrduja, the biggest Barcolana and the most demanding among them - Viška. Mate Arapov at the helm of Fatamorgana II was able to defend Mrduja in the spectacular manner - steering his 9.9 m yacht Arapov and his crew were able to cross finish line more than one hour before maxi yachts....

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