20th Days of Latinsko Idro Kicks Off Today

By 8 September 2017

This year, Latinsko Idro Regatta celebrates its twentieth birthday with many events happening this month on Murter island.


This year's twentieth Days of Latinsko Idro kicks off this Friday, September 8, with the Holy Mass in Gradina at 11 A.M, followed by rowing regattas: "small" one at 5 P.M., female at 5.30 P.M. and male at 6.30 P.M. and the entertainment programme at Rudina from 8.30 P.M, reports on September 8, 2017.

The event is organised under the auspices of the president of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar Kitarović.

This regatta is the first and oldest regatta of traditional ships, which is held every year, on the occasion of the feast of St. Mihovil, the patron saint of the Murter Parish. The Latinsko Idro regatta (meaning lateen sail) is the competition of traditional boats with lateen sails - a triangular sail set on a long yard mounted at an angle on the mast, the earliest fore-and-aft sail. Recently, on September 3, Burtiž regatta dedicated to the lateen sails took place on Prvić island. Read more about it here.

The Latinsko Idro Association has prepared a rich programme which starts today and lasts until the day of the regatta, which is held on Sunday, October 1st, first Sunday after the Feast of patron saint St. Mihovil, which this year falls on September 29. On the 13th and 14th of September, the sailing on traditional boats with lateen sails will be directed to two routes: one to Žut island where Feast of the Cross will be celebrated on September 14. The other route will lead to Stari Grad on Hvar, where the Murter Islanders will participate in the festival Dani U Vali.

The Feast of St. Mihovil starts on Friday 29th of September with a procession at 10.45, followed by Mass in St. Mihovil Church, the Malo Latinsko Idro regatta at 4 P.M., the solemn session of the Municipal Council with the concert of Dalmatino group at 6 P.M. and in the evening the exhibition of the Lateen Sails in the Mediterranean by the author of the Linguistic Mediterranean Atlas at the Murter's library/reading room at 8 P.M.


The full programme:

 8.9. -  Holy Mass in Gradina at 11 A.M

           Small Regatta at 5 P.M.

           Female Regatta at 5.30 P.M.

           Male Regatta at 6.30 P.M.

           Entertainment programme at Rudina from 8.30 P.M

13.9. - Sailing to Žut island

14.9. - Sailing to Stari Grad on Hvar island to participate in the Dani u Vali Festival

16.9. - ECHO Chamber Orchestra Concert in the Church of St. Mihovil on Saturday

17.9. - Glagolitic Mass in Gradina on Wednesday

20.9. - Concert of Borna Erceg and Jelena Pletikosa in the church of St.Mihovila

22.9. - Luka Mudronja, shipbuilding expert, will speak on the topic of regatta rules and technical characteristics of traditional boats in Murter Library

25.9. - Murter Folk Singers Concert

26.9. - Lecture by Kristijan Juran "Boats and shipbuilders on the island of Murter from the 15th century to the 19th century"

27.9. - Evening of Local Words (Večer domaće riči) at the Old Riva

28.9. - Small art workshop for children and parents by Anita Tandarić and Ana Vodopija; Sports regatta Gajeta's Cup; Concert of the Croatian Singing Society "Zoranić" from Zadar

29.9. -  Feast of St. Mihovil starts with a procession at 10.45 A.M.; Mass in St. Mihovil Church at 11 A.M.; Malo latinsko idro regatta at 4 P.M.; Solemn session of the Municipal Council with the concert of Dalmatino group at 6 P.M.;Exhibition Lateen Sails in the Mediterranean by the authors of the Linguistic Mediterranean Atlas at the Murter's library/reading room at 8 P.M.

30.9. - Brunch at Old Riva and ethno programme at 10 A.M.; Sailing the Murter-Betina waters in the afternoon hours; Lunch in Betina at 4 P.M.; “Koncert u suton” (Concert at sundown) on Raduč hill; Murter Guitar duo - Ivan Korunić and Mate Skračić, Old Riva

1.10. - Brass orchestra KUD Hartić Tisno concert at 9.30. A.M.; Welcome speech of the president of the Republic of Croatia at 10 A.M.; 1st Helmsmen meet-up at the Old Riva at 10.A.M.; “20 Years of Latinsko Idro/Lateen Sails” - humanitarian exhibition of photographs; 2nd Helmsmen meet-up at 2 P.M.; Start of the Latinsko Idro Regattta at 3 P.M.; Dinner, Award Ceremony and Entertainment programme at 7 P.M. - Klapa Ultima, Klapa Levera, Klapa Mela, Klapa Solaris, Bagatin band

3.10. - Photography exhibition “World in the Colours of Lateen Sails” (Svijet u bojama latinskog Idra” - Dramskih amatera Street


Full programme and the timetable of the festival available here (Croatian only).



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