Montenegrian reputation was defended by junior national team player Ilija Markovic on The European Championship in the competition of sailors under the age of 21, for the Olympic Laser class, in Dziwnow, Poland. Ilija is a member of the Delfin Sailing Club from Tivat, he is only 17 years old.
Markovic eventually finished 13th in the competition of the best sailors in Europe under the age of 19, and on the basis of all the above, he has nothing to regret, and at the same time it is evident that in his career he lacks experience and routines, as well as more strong international competitions to reach the very top.
He started the European Championship phenomenally and after the first regatta he was third in the general placement and the first in the competition up to age of 19. Markovic had many ups and downs, but he reached the primary goal, the gold group, the opportunity to fight for the podium.
Ilija Markovic was in the eighth place, he did his best in the last three days, but the weather conditions were not favorable to him, as the stronger wind responds to him. In the end, he placed 13th in the hellish competition. The Municipality of Tivat and the Ministry of Sport and Youth of Montenegro supported Markovic’s competition program. Bora Marine Services, Allegra Cruises, Auto Shop Tivat and Boka Adriatic assisted in going to the European Championship.
It should be emphasized that 138 European sailors participated in the Laser Standard European Championships and 63 women in the Olympic Laser Radial Championships. SC Delfin is hosting this European Championship event from 06 to 13 of Jun next year.
When it comes to the region, Ilija Markovic took third place. The U19 European Gold medal was for German sailor Nico Naujock GER with 177 points and finally ranked 11th overall, escorted by also German Philip Walkenbach GER with 193 (14th overall) and French Alexandre Kowalski FRA with 237 (24th overall).
There is no time for resting for Ilija Markovic as the 52nd Balkan Sailing Championship in Tivat begins on September 6th. On this competition, last year he took fourth place in Greece.
We wish him good luck and strong wind!
Representatives of “Bora Marine Services” from Tivat, Audrey Sabet and Novica Radojicic presented the donation worth over 3,000 euros today to the Protection and Rescue Service (“SZS Tivat”) of the Municipality of Tivat
The company, which is the official representative in Montenegro, so-called “Golden Fleet” yachts, that have a home port in marina Porto Montenegro Tivat, provided for the “SZS Tivat” donation in the form of uniforms, personal protective equipment, footwear and small tools for firefighters. The equipment which the most is new and unused, “Bora Marine Services” provided from the professional fire brigade of the French city of Nice.
On behalf of the “SZS Tivat”, the commander Zoran Barbic thanked the donation and emphasized that they are looking forward to the successful cooperation they have established with “Bora Marine Services” and “Golden Fleet”
Already , members of the SZS Tivat and Porto Montenegro marina employees had a large and meaningful exercise of firefighting and rescuing injured people from the boat, which was held on one of the boats from the fleet.
Well known for its nightlife and long sandy beaches, Budva Old Town is a nice place for a short stop. The sun rise on the island Sveti Nikola, also called the Montenegrin Hawai, is spectacular. This route is a majestic way to sail to Przno, an exquisite fishermen village and then to Milocer and its private beach adjacent to the old Montenegrin King summer palace which now welcomes guests in a luxury hotel nested in the olive groves.
Sveti Stefan will be the ultimate anchorage for a Montenegrin sailing experience. This private island and resort beautifully preserved with its authentic architecture, is a perfect hideaway for those who wish to spend a quiet time away from the crowd.
The most captivating view of Kotor is certainly by sea when approaching the little harbour in front of the Old Town. Nested at the bottom of abrupt limestone mountains, the walled town kept its unrivalled historical charm thanks to Venetian and Ottoman influences, a medieval maze of museums and squares of all kinds. Kotor is a UNESCO listed “World Natural and Historical Heritage Site” and an unmissable place to visit in the Balkans.
Known as ‘The Venetian pearl of the Bay’, Perast used to be very prosperous in the 17th and 18th centuries. 17 churches and more than 300 opulent buildings and palaces were built when seamen and captains decided to settle there. Some beautiful renovated houses are still overlooking the sea and the two islets ‘Our Lady of the Rocks’ and ‘St George’, all of these giving to Perast its ageless beauty.
The bay’s naval history goes back to the Middle Ages and the maritime tradition continues here in Tivat and Porto Montenegro.
Gathering place for yachts and mega-yachts from all over the world, the marina looks as spectacular as the port of Monaco in the summer season, full of glitters, music and VIPs venues.
Standing at the entrance of the Bay, Herceg Novi guards the ‘Boka’ like a loyal sentinel. The bubbly ‘Stari Grad’ or ‘Old Town’ welcomes lingering strollers all year long with its lively bars and restaurants bordering a picturesque waterfront.
Boka Kotorska, simply called ‘Boka’ by the locals is well known as one of the most beautiful bays in the world and the southernmost fjord in Europe.
Its dramatic scenery due to steep mountains reflecting into sparkling straits makes Boka Kotorska an unmissable place to visit. Along its shore, there are many scattered towns and villages which all have distinctive characteristics to discover.
The marina of Porto Montenegro is a perfect starting point for yachting holidays, ideally located at the heart of the Kotor Bay and at the border with Croatia.
A yacht charter here offers a blend of magic sceneries between unspoilt nature, historical old town visits, sports fishing activities and exciting nightlife.
Montenegro is most famous for its unique natural beauty rich of culture, history and maritime heritages when Croatian islands are a sailing paradise for visitors at sea. Its turquoise water coves and small fishermen old towns stir curiosity and offer perfect shelter at anchorage.
Famous for its luminous limestone that was used to build the Diocletian’s Palace Split and the White House in Washington DC, Brač gathers an interesting number of typical stone villages surrounded by olive groves, fig trees and vineyards, like Supetar and its horseshoe-shaped beach, Pučišća or Bol, well known for its windsurfing spot.