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Mala Mrduja – Optimist Class Cup 2017

Osamdeset mladih jedriličara prijavilo se na ovogodišnje izdanje regate Mala Mrduja. Regata se održava svake godine u organizaciji JK Labuda i direktora regate Ede i Rubena Vujnovića, u čast njihova oca Borisa Vujnovića koji je mnogo godina bio jedan od istaknutih članova i predsjednik JK Labuda.

Eighty little sailors signed up for the 2017 Mala Mrduja regatta. Hosted by JK Labud and chiefly organised by Edo and Ruban Vujnović, the regatta is held annually in commemoration of their father, Boris Vujnović, who was an important member and president of JK Labud for many years.

 

Ovogodišnje izdanje počelo je nešto “sporije”. Bez vijetra i jedrenja prvog dana, dok se drugog dana cijelo jutro čekao vjetar. Sunce je sjalo, a mladi jedriličari su to iskoristili za vožnju skateboardom, penny-boardom, biciklama, bicikla sa zvonima, igru odbojke, nogometa i guranja jedno drugih na kolicima naprijed-natrag kroz lučicu, ispustajuči zvukove malih vikinga gladni borbe.

This year’s optimist cup began slowly; no wind and no racing on day one and on day two, the morning was spent waiting for wind. The sun was out and the young athletes kept themselves busy with anything and everything; skateboards, penny-boards, bikes with bells, volleyballs, footballs and pushing each other on trollies, back and forth, through the marina, shouting like little vikings; hungry for a battle. 

 

Dva plova jedrena su u popodnevnim datima drugog dana. Tenzije su bile na vrhuncu, a među trenerima koji su obitavali uz sam rub regatnog polja mogla se čuti pokoja psovka ohrabrenja upućena njihovim jedriličarima. Helena Jakšić iz JK Mornara i Lovre Bakotić iz JK Splita, demonstrirali su svoje vještine i kući odnjeli svaki po pobjedu. U kasnijim popodnevnim satima vjetar je “pao” pa je treće regata tog dana bila prekinuta, a jedriličari poslani kući.

Two races were sailed on the afternoon of the second day. Tensions were high on the water and coaches from the whole of the Dalmation coast prowled back and forth at the racecourse-edge in ribs, shouting expletives of encouragement at their sailors. Helena Jakšić of JK Mornar and Lovre Bakotić, JK Split, demonstrated their skill and took home a first place each. Later that afternoon, the wind dropped and the third race of the day was abandoned.

Trećeg dana održala su se još dva plova te je u oba pobijedila Helena Jakšić. Nakon četri plova, JK Mornar i JK Omiš su bili pobjednički klubovi, s time da je trener Mornara Toma Višič kući odveo prve dvije cure (1. i 3.), dok je trener Omiša Vedran Mandić kući odveo prva dva dečka (2. i 4.).

Day three allowed for two more races, Helena Jakšić won both. After four races, JK Mornar and JK Omiš were the reigning clubs, with Mornar, coach Toma Višic, bringing two champ girls and Omiš, coach Vedran Mandić, bringing two champ boys…

 

Pobjeda Helene Jakšić, CRO 1026 iz JK Mornara, više je nego zaslužena jer je imala 3 pobjede u četri plova. Drugo mjesto osigurao je Josip Tafra, CRO 919 iz JK Omiša. Treće mjesto pripalo je Petri Marendić, CRO 1171 iz JK Mornara, a četvrto članu JK Omiša, Pavi Vidakoviću, CRO 1001.

Victory was well earned, with three bullets in four races, by Helena Jakšić, CRO 1026 of JK Mornar. Second place was secured by Josip Tafra, CRO 919 of JK Omiš, Petra Marendić, CRO 1171 from JK Mornar came third and Pave Vidaković, CRO 1001 of JK Omiš came fourth.

 

Moramo spomenuti Ivana Kraljevića, CRO 697 iz JK Marine Kaštela, kojeg trenira Stipe Česić, kojem je ovo bila prva regata u životu. Polako i mirno, mali Kraljević završio je prvu regatu na 76 mjestu i zaslužio krunu za zalaganje. Nagrada za najbolje “višenje” ide Noi Šangulinu, CRO 88  iz YC Biograda, koji je “visio” kao profesionalac na svome “X-cite Jr”, bez sumlje budući član “Teama X-cite”. Također treba spomenuti najmlađeg natjecatelja ove regate, a to je Niko Plečaš, CRO 1816 iz JK Splita, koji ima samo 7 godina te je završio regatu na ukupnom 59 mjestu.

Achievement mentions must go to Ivano Krajlević, CRO 697 of JK Marina Kaštela, coached by Stipe Česić, as he took to the water for his very first regatta. Slow and steady, little Krajlević finished in 76th place and earned his ‘good effort crown’. Top-hiking award goes to Noa Šangulin, CRO 88 of YC Biograd, who was hiking like a pro on ‘X-cite Jr’, a future crew member of ‘Team X-cite’ no doubt. Additionally, with just 7 years, the youngest sailor on the racecourse was Niko Plečaš, CRO 1816 of JK Split. He came in at a respectable, 59th place.  

 

Peto mjesto otišlo je Noeli Petešić iz JK Uskoka, šesto mjesto Maroju Škori iz JK Splita, sedmo mjesto Lovri Bakotiću također JK Split, osmo mjesto Petri Gambiraža iz JK Uskoka, deveto mjesto Ivanu Proliću iz JK Marina Kaštela i deseto mjesto Niki Jakeliću iz JK Mornara.

Fifth place went to Noela Petešić of JK Uskok, sixth to Maroje Škoro of JK Split, seventh was Lovre Bakotić, JK Split, eighth place was Petra Gambiraža, JK Uskok, ninth place, Ivan Prolić from JK Marina Kaštela and Niko Jakelić, JK Mornar, came tenth.

 

Kažu da je radost jedriličara jednostavna kao djetetova i zato bi Boris bio pun radosti da vidi duh i veselje koje je donio u Hrvatsku jedriličarsku zajednicu i buduće generacije vrhunskih jedriličara.

They say a sailor’s joys are a simple as a child’s and Boris would have been full of joy to see the spirit and cheer he is bringing to the Croatian sailing community and it’s next generation of top sailors. 

 

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