On the island of islands, do not miss the opportunity to take part in one of the attractive Latin Sail regattas. The Latin Sail is a special name for the group of sails, and denotes longitudinal triangular sails with similar or same equipment and purpose, or rather, a way of sailing. The sail used in the area of the island of Murter is called a “sharp sail”. The first regatta similar to the regattas that take place today, was held in Murter in 1998 and had only a few participants. The main objective of these regattas is the promotion of traditional wooden shipbuilding and a unique type of wooden boat, gajeta, as well as other traditional values. Over the years, the interest in the Latin Sail regatta has spread to the neighbouring towns of Betina and Jezera, and during the summer months you can visit the “Regatta for the soul and the body” and the women’s “Palm and Paddle” racing regatta in Betina, “Lantina” in Jezera and “Latin Sail” regatta in Murter. Regattas now have up to fifty participants, and are a great tourist attraction. These regattas successfully unite the traditional activities of this area: shipbuilding, fishing and tourism. In the local tourist offices it is possible to register for a regatta as a member of the team together with the hosts who own traditional yachts with a Latin sail. This is the best way to fully experience this tradition. You can also take part in classic regattas for private sailboats or sailboats rented in one of the charter agencies on the island. The “Kornati Cup”, held every year in Murter, is one of the most popular regattas that brings together up to 60 participants – yachtsmen.