World Match Racing Tour (Poreč, 25 – 28 May 2017)
Croatia Match Cup 2017 will bring one of the most prestigious world sailing competitions, the World Match Racing Tour, to Poreč's Peškera bay, along with world-class entertainment and gourmet food. Peškera Bay will host the Croatian edition of the World Match Racing Tour qualification regatta from 25 to 28 May. This exciting event is an M32-class catamaran race, a category known as the “Formula 1” of sailing.
The World Sailing Federation has categorised the World Match Racing Tour regattas as Special Events, putting Poreč on the map of the most prestigious sailing spectacles in the world. This event will bring together the best yachtsmen in the world, including the CRO Team, led by Olympic gold-winning duo Fantela-Marenić. This dynamic and unpredictable tactical battle between two vessels will unfold near the coast, where the audience will be able to watch the race directly. It will be a world-class sports show for both viewers at the event and those who will be following the race live on worldwide broadcasts.
In addition to the race, visitors will have the chance to enjoy a rich selection of gourmet food, evening concerts, and everything else the entertainment programme will have to offer at Peškera.
Food & Fun and concerts that you can't miss
During training and racing, you can enjoy street food delicacies and wine from the finest Croatian winegrowers, or watch the competition while drinking cocktails in the well-positioned Beach Bar. Specially designed free activities are available for the little ones.
A warm-up for the evening program starts around 5 p.m. at the After Race parties and a DJ will be performing on stage from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The highlights of the evenings are the concerts by music stars such as Željko Joksimović (May 25), a Balašević tribute band – Neki novi klinci (May 26), Zabranjeno pušenje (May 27) and Simon & Rovinj Music Lab (May 28).
Date: 25 – 28 May 2017
Place: Poreč - Peškera
More information at: Croatia Match Cup
More information about the programme find here.