1000 Islands race 2019

Magical 600Nm race among 1000 islands, from Croatia to Montenegro and back

Quick highlights:

  • Only race in the world where you race among 1000 islands
Length: 11 days
Group Size: minimum 6 people (per boat)
Season: 19-29.9.2019
Difficulty: hard
Starting Point: Rijeka
Nearest Airport: Rijeka, Zagreb, Trieste, Venice, Ljubljana
Category: Sail Racing, Sailing
Price (from):

What to expect

1000 islands race is a perfect answer to renowned offshore races around the Wrold. This is a 2 leg, 600 Nm (2x300Nm) race, that is actually sailed in the area of more than 1000 islands. First leg is from Rijeka in Croatia to Tivat in Montenegro, where there is a short break before everybody arrives and starts in the other direction. Race is really challenging as it was seen in 2014, when many boats had to abandon, due to gale force storms. But that is not all, Race is probably one of the hardest there is in sense of strategy and tactics, as you literally have to sail between 1000 islands and channels between them to reach finish line of each leg. As there are not many restrictions as where you have to sail, it is crucial to find the right route – shortest route is not also the fastest. Race also offers a unique way to see and partially explore this amazing region, as you sail past many amazing islands and natures beauties.


Racing for more than 600 Nm in open sea is a big challenge and physically very demanding. All sailors need previous racing experience, which they will prove with their Sailing verification from their National Sailing Federations.

Group size

Minimum 6 people


We sail modern boats in excellent condition, fully equipped for cruising and racing, offering both comfort and speed. During the whole adventure we sleep on boat, which gives another dimension to our adventure.

What to pack

Sailing gear (Foul weather jacket and pants, boots)

Warm clothes

Sun hat

Sun cream

Personal stuff



Rijeka – training day

We meet in Rijeka, where our boat will be waiting. We get familiar with the boat and prepare everything for sailing. In the afternoon we will have short sailing practice, just to get familiar with the boat and to figure out positions and roles of each crew member. We will also have safety briefing and drill.



Rijeka – Crew Party

Today is a perfect day for a good training day, we will do 2 trainings and will have lunch onboard, probably at sea. After diner there will be a crew party for all participants.




After two days on the water together, we have our first challenge ahead. Tune up race, a preparatory race with other teams. This will be perfect chance for us to see how we are doing in the race and to work on some details. In the evening there will be skippers meeting and safety briefing.



The Race

After weather report which will be organized by Race officials at 9am, we will leave our berth for 12 o’clock start of this amazing Adriatic adventure.



Tivat – Monte Negro

On 23.9. 2 in-port races are organized for all participants in the beautiful Boka bay. Depends on our arrival time we will discuss our wishes and plans for the days in Monte Negro. At 20:00 there will be prize giving ceremony for 1st leg and a party.



The Race

It’s time for more action, it’s time to turn around our boat and sail back to Rijeka. Another challenging 300 Nm in beautiful surrounding is ahead of us.




Time limit is set to noon, so hopefully the wind conditions will allow us to finish the race on time in a good position and with big desire for more.  Prize giving will be held at 14:00 and after that our adventure will be over until next time.

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Included in the price

  • Sailing boat (insurance)
  • 2X Skipper
  • Sail training
  • Entry Fee for the race
  • Berth in Rijeka & Tivat
  • Parties in Rijeka & Tivat
  • Organisation
  • Tourist tax

Not included

Food & Drinks


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