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U organizaciji JK Labud, skoro svake godine u listopadu od 1927. godine, jedri se Mrdujska Regata -jedna je od najstarijih regata u Europi, a ovo je bilo divlje 86. izdanje.

Organised by JK Labud, almost every year in October since 1927, the Mrdujska Regata is one of the oldest regattas in Europe and this was a wild 86th edition.

 

Flota od 191 jedrilice imala je predviđen start u 11 sati ispred veličanstvene splitske luke. Snažna i na refule još jača bura počela je dan sa oko 20 čvorova. Otac i kći, Emil i Nađa Tomašević, prvi put su jedili sa svojim novim Seascape-18. Prevrnuli su se samo nekoliko sekundi prije početka starta. Nađa je ostala plivati za brodom, dok se Emil, vlasnik Ultra sailing schoola, držao za bok broda koji je vozio punim jedrima bez posade i udaljio se 100 metara od Nađe. Uz malu pomoć JK Labud regatnog odbora koji je izvukao Nađu iz mora i vratio je na brod uspostavili su ponovo kontrolu nad brodom i pravodobno startali.

A fleet of 191 sailboats aimed to cross the start line at 11am on Saturday, right in front of the majestic, Split port. A strong and gusty Bura began the day with around 20knots. Father and daughter crew, Emil and Nađa Tomašević, sailing their new Seascape-18 for the first time, capsized just seconds before the start. Nađa was left behind in the choppy waters while Emil, owner of the Split-based, Ultra sailing school, was dragged several meters by the flailing boat. With a little help from the JK Labud race committee, they managed to remount, regain control and make it over the start line in good time. 

 

Posada Arhimeda iz JK Orsana pronađena je kako spušta jedra i ljuljaju se nakon što su izgubili kormilo na putu prema otoku Mrduji. Bili su prisiljeni povući se iz regate te ih je gumenjak regatnog odbora vratio u luku no posada je i dalje imala osmijeh na licima.

Arhimed, JK Orsan, were found dropping sails and rocking around in the swell after they lost their rudder on the leg towards Mrduja island. They were forced to retire from the regatta and were towed back to the harbour by the race committee; the crew were still all smiles.

 

Oko 13, vjetar je na refule dostigao 35-40 čvorova! Tri broda su se prevrnula u blizini Mrduje, a još se jedna nasukao na tlo otoka Brača. Opsežna služba spašavanja uključivala je Lučku kapetaniju Split, MRCC, gumenjak HGSS i gumenjak regatnog odbora. Srećom, svi koji su bili uključeni, osim brodova i ponosa, izašli su bez ozljede.

At around 1pm, the wind had matured into a gusty, 35-40 knots; a further three boats capsized close to Mrduja and one more hit the ground of island Brač. The extensive rescue squad included the Split Port Authority, the MRCC, the HGSS Ship and the Race Committee Boat. Luckily, all those involved, except boats and egos, came out unhurt.

 

Vlasnik broda TP52 Polet Furioso, Niko Dešković i njegova posada imali su frustrirajući dan. Prva dionica regate izgledala je obećavajuće dok su obilazili Mrduju na trećem mjestu. Međutim, s podignutim spinakerom dostigli su brzinu broda od 26,5 čvorova na vjetru od oko 35 čvorova i postali žrtvom snažne bure. Furioso je razbio cijeli arsenal jedara. Oštetili su spinaker, flok i glavno jedro te su se bili prisiljeni motorom vratit natrag u luku. Posada je uočena kasnije ispred hangara Labud, postavljajući ogroman spinaker na betonu procjenjujući štetu.

Crew and owner, Niko Dešković, of TP52 Polet Furioso had a frustrating day. The first leg of the regatta was looking promising as they rounded Mrduja island in third place. However, with the spinnaker hoisted, they reached a boat speed of 26.5 knots in a wind of around 35 knots and fell victim to the strong Bura attack. Furioso blew their entire arsenal of sails. They damaged their spinnaker, jib and mainsail; forced to motor their way back into port. The crew were spotted later in front of the Labud hangar, laying out the huge kite on the concrete, assessing the damage.

 

27-godišnji skiper Miloš Radonjić iz JK Lahora Kotora i njegova crnogorska posada zauzeli su prvo mjesto na lijepoj TuttaTrieste 2. Novi, 18,5 metara dug brod s njegovim obrnutom provom iznimno je impresivan, gladak, oštar i seksi. Tijekom najjačeg vjetra od 35-40 čvorova, podigli su svoje najveće jedro i postavili novi rekord brzine broda od 26,5 čvorova. Prešli su ciljnu liniju s vremenom od 2,35 sati. Blizu, ali ipak nedovoljno blizu u usporedbi s postojećem rekordnom Mrdujske regate od 2,09 sati, koji drži Marina Kaštela iz JK Marina Kaštela. Ipak, Radonjić je postavio svoj vlastiti, časni rekord kao najmlađi skiper koji je pobijedio na Mrdujskoj regati. Bravo!

27 year old skipper, Miloš Radonjić from JK Lahor Kotor, and his Montenegrin crew took first place on the handsome Tutta Trieste 2. The new, 18.5 metre yacht, with it’s reverse-bow is remarkably impressive looking; sleek, sharp and sexy. During the strongest wind of 35-40 knots, they hoisted their largest sail and set a new, boat speed record of 26.5 knots. They crossed the finish line with a sailing time of 2.35 hours. Close, but not close enough, to the existing Mrdujska record time of 2.09 hours, held by Marina Kaštela of JK Marina Kaštela. However, Radonjić has set his own, honourable record as the youngest ever skipper to win the Mrdujska regatta. Bravo!

 

Osam minuta iza Tutta Trsta 2, Ola iz JK Marina Kaštela, skipera Tonia Bulaje, prošla je ciljem na drugom mjeste. 12 metarska Akilaria-RC2 čvrstog izgleda, često postiže dobre rezultate i čini se da se posebno dobro održava u grubim uvjetima.

Eight minutes behind Tutta Trieste 2, Ola of JK Marina Kaštela, skippered by Toni Bulaja, came in at second place. The sturdy-looking, 12 meter Akilaria-RC2 often achieves good results and seemed to hold especially well in the rough conditions.

 

Treće mjesto osigurala je Fatamorgana 2, vlasnika i skippera Mate Arapova iz JK Mornara. Arapov, njegov brod i posada bili su pod posebnim povečalom za ovu regatu. Zvijezde ove regate jedrile su s home-made, novoinstaliranim, nikad prije testiranim, karbonskim foilovima. Vireći kroz palubu, izgledali su poput dva divovska, bijela, rebra. Jedrilica s Fred Flintstone igledom. Uzbuđenje je bilo u zraku jer su fotografije i videozapisi snimljeni iz pratećih gumenjaka poslani diljem Europe lokalnim jedriličarima koji nisu bili tamo da svjedoče o samom spektaklu.

Third place was secured by Fatamorgana 2, owned and skippered by Mate Arapov from JK Mornar. Arapov, his yacht and crew were under particular scrutiny for this regatta. Stars of the show; they were sailing with home-made, newly-installed, never-before-tested, carbon foils. Sticking up through the deck, they looked like two giant, white, ribcage bones; a sailboat with a Fred Flintstone-esque, caveman appeal. Excitement was in the air as photos and videos were taken from the circling ribs and sent around Europe to locals who weren’t there to witness the spectacle themselves.

Nažalost, kako je jedna foil radila bolje pod pritiskom od drugoga, Mate i njegova posada prešli su ciljnu liniju sa samo jednim foilom koji je ostao netaknut. Svakako izvrstan napor, ali sada natrag na ploču za crtanje. Rim nije izgrađen u jednom danu, a svi smo željni vidjeti ‘Flying Fatamorgan 2 – Faza 2’.

Sadly, after one foil was functioning better under the pressure than the other, Mate and his crew crossed the finish line with only one foil left intact. However, an excellent effort and now back to the drawing board. Rome wasn’t built in a day and we are eager to see ‘Flying Fatamorgan 2 – Phase 2’.

 

Izvanredne nagrade za napor moraju također ići još dvojice jedriličara. Olimpijcu, windsurferu, Luki Mratoviću, koji se odlučio pridružiti regati velikih brodova na svom RS:X, imao foto završnici sa salonom 34 Green Pepper i završio regatu za 3 sata i 15 minuta. Dok je Milan Vujasinović, hrvatski reprezentativac u kalsi Finn, obišao Mrduju 9. i završio regatu na 24. mjestu za 3 sata i 40 minuta.

Outstanding effort awards must also go out to two other sailors; Olympic Class windsurfer, Luka Mratović, decided to join the big-boat race on his RS:X Windsurfer, had a photo finish with Salona 34, Green Pepper, and completed the course in 3 hours and 15 minutes. While Milan Vujasinović, Olympic Finn Class sailor, rounded Mrduja in 9th and finished in 3 hours and 40 minutes at around 24th place.

 

Četvrto mjesto osvojio je skipper Mario Hrvoj iz JK Špinut, na Toto. Petio odlazi  Gringu 2 i Robertu Sandaliću iz JK Uskok-Zadar. Šesto mjesto Orion 2, pod vodstvom Ivana Kureta, JK Labud. Sedmo mjesto Mirko Fatović, JK Labud na Bare V. Na osmom mjestu, Barba Branko i Filip Zlatan Zoričić iz JK Labuda. Marin Mišura, JK Labud, na Croatel One došao je na devetom mjestu, a deseto mjesto je otišlo brodu Dubrovnik, pod vodstvom Denisa Vukasa iz JK Orsana.

Fourth position is held by skipper Mario Hrvoj from JK Špinut, on Toto. Fifth went to Gringo 2 and Robert Sandalic, JK Uskok-Zadar. Sixth place Orion 2, helmed by Ivan Kuret, JK Labud. Seventh came Mirko Fatovic, JK Labud on Bare V. In eighth place, Barba Branko and Filip Zlatan Zoricic from JK Labud. Marin Mišura, JK Labud, on Croatel One came ninth and tenth place went to Dubrovnik, skippered by Denis Vukas from JK Orsan.

 

Od 191 broda koji je ove godine sudjelovao na Mrdujskoj regati, 99 ih je obišlo otok Mrduju, a samo 55 brodova je završilo cijelu regatu. Mnogi su otišli kući s novim popisom popravaka.

Out of the 191 yachts taking part this year, 99 rounded Mrduja island and only 55 boats actually finished. Many went home with a new repair list.

 

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