D-Marina ORC World Championships Begin in Dalmatian City of Šibenik

Lauren Simmonds

As Morski writes on the 2nd of June, 2019, the City of Šibenik, D-Marin, and Sailing Club Val (JK Val) announced the start of the biggest sporting event taking place today in Šibenik – the D-Marin ORC World Championship.

113 sailboats and more than 1,000 sailors from all over the world are expected to participate in this six-day international regatta, and the D-Marin Mandalina marina, Sailing Club Val and City of Šibenik are the joint hosts of this sailing event.

”This world championship is an event of special importance for Šibenik because it connects sailing, our beautiful sea, and Šibenik’s rich heritage, in addition, it also positions us as an important destination on the world’s nautical chart. This sailing spectacle is an excellent promotion of Šibenik as a tourist destination,” stated Željko Burić, mayor of the City of Šibenik.

”We’re confident that the D-Marin ORC World Championship will be a spectacular competition organised at the highest possible level. The organisation, which lasted exactly one year, was dealt with by the members of JK Val, all of whom were volunteers, who should be praised for the huge amount of work that was done. These are valued people who love this city, their club, and sailing. For us, it was a large and demanding project, whose importance to the local environment is the only thing which surpasses the sporting aspect,” stated Marin Paić, president of JK Val.

”Croatian Sailing should be grateful to the Dogus Group, not only for their efforts in investing in the development of sailing and bringing some of the world’s top races to Croatia, but also through the sponsorship of our most successful Olympic team. The logistics of the City of Šibenik and above all, of Sailing Club Val, are also important, without which the realisation of this great sporting event wouldn’t be possible,” said Zlatko Taritaš, president of the Croatian Sailing Association.

The official opening of the regatta begins today, on Sunday, June the 2nd, on the Šibenik square between the cathedral of St. Jacob and the City Hall.

All those interested will have a chance to see the sailing boats close up because they will be tied to the Šibenik waterfront (riva), as well as at the D-Marin Mandalina marina. The sporting part of the competition will last for six days.

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