What triggered you to buy Salona? - I wanted to have a sailing boat for regattas, but also a boat with cruising comfort. In Salona I found the best combination of these two worlds. Uncompromised sailing performances combined with huge safety standards gave me comfort to push the limits of the boat in most challenging weather conditions. In the other hand, cruising concept of the boat provides me and my family comfort during beautiful summer days in Adriatic sea.
Tell us something about your regattas experience? - The performance features of Salona boats are extraordinary. That fact gave us the possibility to achieve excellent results without a lot of training when we compete with professional teams.
On which regattas you mostly sail and what are the challenges you face with? - Mostly we are participating in regattas at Adriatic Sea. One of the biggest challenges is gathering the crew of experienced sailors. My team consists of enthusiastic sailors, and the fact that all of them have full-time job makes a difficult task to plan regattas calendar for one year in advance and gather a team of 8 people that will train together at the same time.
Which regatta is your favorite? -It is not easy to choose just one regatta, each one is special in its own way. Every island in Croatia has its own history which makes them special and unique. On some, you can still fell Ancient Greek culture impact and glory of time when the sailing was crucial for surviving.
For me the most special regattas are: Zlarin regatta, South Dalmatia regatta, Viška regatta, Komiška regatta, Starigradska regatta.
Are you satisfied with Salona 380? - Yes, it’s truly good optimized boat. It is fast, reliable, easily handled and comfortable sailing boat.
The most important trophy that you won? - First regatta that I sailed with my Salona 380, was South Dalmatia regatta, where we won first place and it was a great pleasure to archive it with a new boat.
Who are the members of your team? - Sailing team behind Coral VII is consist of sailing lovers members of Špinut sailing club.
What is your future plan? - Our plan is to participate in the most challenging regatta of the year ORC Worlds 2019 in Šibenik. In upcoming years we'll give our best to participate in regattas as many as possible.