Sails full of Fiumanka
Once again, in mid-June this year, the sea outside Rijeka will turn white with sails, which indicates that everything is ready for another Fiumanka
Once again, in mid-June this year, the sea outside Rijeka will turn white with sails, which indicates that everything is ready for another Fiumanka. After coming of age last year, this year's 19th Fiumanka will take place from 7 to 10 June.
Various regattas, each with a special cause and its own story will combine their sails in the great 19th Fiumanka – in addition to the regatta of port authorities, the charity Rotary regatta and the European media regatta, the grand Fiumanka will begin at noon on 9 June 12 with more than 200 sailboats participating.
The side programmes of Fiumanka will be held at several locations. The two-day “Buy Croatian” fair featuring exhibitors of autochthonous products will be located at the Boduli waterfront, while the area outside the Terminal will become a venue for entertainment, socialising and showcasing the services provided in the nautical portion of the fair. The Governor's Palace will host a conference on nautical tourism, while the conference on the private funding of culture, which pertains to the 2020 European Capital of Culture, will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Therefore, the regatta in Rijeka will also be used as a promotional tool for Rijeka as the upcoming European Capital of Culture.
Various themed programmes ranging from fashion shows to promotions and exhibitions will also take place during Fiumanka, while the Karolina Riječka pier will become a venue for concerts at night. This year, the regatta in Rijeka is supported by authentic local musicians, such a LET 3 and Krešo i kisele kiše who will be performing on 8 June, while Koktelsi and PleteRi take the stage a day later.