73rd Vis Regatta: Molo Longo Tutta Trieste Wins the Race

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This year’s total winner of the 73rd edition of the Vis Regatta is Molo Longo Tutta Trieste from Rijeka.

The winner of this year’s 73rd edition of the Vis Regatta was decided in the photo finish! ‘Black Mystery’ sailboat with captain Saša Keković of Jugola Grakalić sailing club from Herceg Novi, Montenegro was faster for only 70 milliseconds, which is less then the whole length of the boat, and was first to cross the finish line in the second stage of the Vis Regatta, reports Pomorac.net on October 23, 2017.

At 9 am in the morning in front of the port of Vis and Host islet, a fleet of 155 ships with crews from12 countries, headed for Split, 28 nautical miles away, with the south wind (jugo) blowing at 10 knots. After three hours and 40 minutes of sailing, a real drama unfolded when the two boats – ‘Black Mystery’ from Montenegro and ‘Molo Longo Tutta Trieste’ from Rijeka with captain Rajko Kujundžić at the helm – neared the finish line with a difference of only ten metres between them.  Although ‘Black Mystery’ was first to have crossed the finish line in the second stage of the race, ‘Molo Longo Tutta Trieste’ secured the overall victory of the 73rdVis Regatta, thus defending its last year’s champion title.


“We are so happy to be part of this amazing regatta – the organisation is excellent and the competition is exciting with all the sailing tactics and strategy and outwitting and of our competitors,” says Rajko Kujundžić, the skipper of the victorious crew, announcing their participation next year with hopes of scoring a hat-trick.

The ‘Black Mystery’ took the second place overall, while the ‘Generali Assilina’ boat with captain Samo Žvan from Maribornčanka sailing club from Slovenia finished in third place. The award ceremony took place on Sunday 8 pm, when the Labud Sailing Club from Split, the organiser of this regatta, presented prizes to the best crews – in total and in separate categories.

Results of the second race of the 73rd Vis Regatta:

  1. Black Mystery (skipper Saša Keković, “Jugole Grakalić” sailing club -Herceg Novi, finish time: 12:42,03)
  2. Molo Longo Tutta Trieste (Rajko Kujundžić, “Galeb”-Rijeka, 12:42,10)
  3. Full Pelt (Ante Antunović, “Split”, 12:46,31)
  4. Paula (Kolja Dumanić, Slovakia, 12:46,31)
  5. Polet Furioso (Nikola Dešković, “Labud”, 12:47,19)
  6. Generali Assilina (Samo Žvan, “Mariborčanka” Slovenia, 12:47,51)
  7. Moonshine (Fernando Zaccarelli, “Lega navale” Italy, 12:51,51)
  8. Fatamorgana 2 (Mate Arapov, “Mornar”, 12:52,40)
  9. Stradivaria (Jadran Gamulin, “Orsan”-Dubrovnik, 12:53,18)
  10. Marina Kaštela (Joško Berket, “Marina Kaštela”, 12:53,32).



Translated from Pomorac.net

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