Latin Sail Regatta
A way of life and a state of mind
The Latin Sail Regatta was first organised in 1998 on the occasion of the holiday of St. Michael, the patron of the Murter parish. This regatta represents for the local population an emotional detachment from everything that the modern and sophisticated sails in the Murter bay remind them of today. It is an honest shift towards heritage and everything that they were and, in their heart, never stopped being. Latin Sail, therefore, is neither a ship nor a sail, neither a regatta nor a tourist festival. Latin Sail is a reminder of a way of life, of a spiritual world and its existence. Latin Sail is a synthesis of all activities and procedures, all the knowledge and craftsmanship, all the maritime skills and temptations, the state of mind and belief – everything that is interwoven in these magnificent waters. The Latin Sail event always contains a rich cultural, entertainment and educational programme. There are various workshops for young people to demonstrate maritime skills, pertinent lectures, exhibitions, evening of native words in the authentic ambiance of the Kornati house, traditional marenda (brunch) of roasted sardines on the old waterfront… Closing the week is the regatta itself that is regularly and exclusively sailed on the routes of the old local Murter labourers. Prizes for the best contestants must be “original, encouraging the fundamental goals of the Latin Sail – originality, youth, experience and honour”. The awards are a “sail”, “mast”, “oar”, “rudder” and “ropes”.