This year again the sea in front of city of Rijeka will be full of sailing boats. The tradition has to be held, which means that everything is ready for another regatta Fiumanka. The first half of June is reserved for an attractive regatta and interesting supporting activities which will attract numerous citizens and tourists to Rijeka.
After becoming an adult last year, this year's 19th Fiumanka will be held from 7 to 10 of June 2018. The Port of Rijeka in these few days will be transformed into a marina full of sailing boats, and the number of visitors and participants is growing each year bringing together sailors from many various countries.
Every year Fiumanka introduces new programs that are connected to the sea and sailing, at the very beginning of a new tourist season, so when Fiumanka is in question, sailing is not just sailing, and a regatta is not just a regatta.
Several different regattas, each with a special aim and their own story, will unite their sails in the great 19th Fiumanka. In addition to the Port Authority regatta, humanitarian Rotary regatta and European media regatta, the big Fiumanka, in which will participate more than 200 sailing boats, will start on 9th of June at 12 am.
Supporting activities of Fiumanka will be held in several locations. Two days fair „Kupujmo hrvatsko“, in organization of Croatian Chamber of Economy, with numerous exhibitors of autochthonous products will be located on Riva Boduli, while the space in front of the Terminal will be reserved for entertainment and fair offering service that is oriented to navigation and sailing.
Various open and closed type thematic programs will be held during Fiumanka - from fashion to promotions and exhibitions, while the Gat Karoline Riječke and the square in front of the Terminal are reserved for concerts and great entertainment for all visitors and participants. This year music performers follow the original Rijeka's rock sound - on Friday, on 8th of June, „LET 3“ and „Krešo i kisele kiše“ will perform, while on Saturday, 9th of June, the audience will be entertained by „Koktelsi“ and „PleteRi“. The concerts are, like all other Fiumanka's programs, completely free for all the visitors!
There will also be two interesting conferences during Fiumanka. The Governor 's Palace will hold a conference on nautical tourism, and conference named "Business 2 Culture" which is related to the EPK 2020 project and will be organized at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The topic of conferences is financing private sector in culture, so regatta will be in the service of promotion Rijeka as the future European Capital of Culture.
In this regatta everybody is welcome - both competitive sailors as well as those who prefer recreational competition and socializing can equally enjoy in Fiumanka.
For all citizens of Rijeka and their guests who want to support this traditional and unique Rijeka's regatta, the entire space in front of the Port of Rijeka will become a stage for watching and enjoying the start and the end of the regatta. Every year Fiumanka is getting bigger and more attractive, so this year Fiumanka will once again make a city on the river Rječina the center of sailing, fun and socializing. In that way the most beautiful picture of the Gulf of Rijeka with hundreds of white sails will be once again sent to the world.