PORTOROZ, October 18, 2019 - This morning, at the Pirate Sailing Club in Portorož, everything was ready for the most magical, magical regatta of the season.

For the eighth consecutive year, the JK Pirate Halloween regatta has received a very good response among young sailors, their clubs and parents. Since the first witch experiment, in 2012, when all 58 sailors entered the sea-wind spell, the regatta has gained a lot in popularity, as shown by this year's list of participants. 

As many as 175 adventures for young sailors from Austria, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and Slovenia came to Portorož for the autumn regatta, for which the organizer offers exceptional logistical support and an entertaining accompanying program. A little more seriously, 80 sailors of the Slovenian fleet got ready to start, as this regatta is also the final act of the season, which will bear the names of the new national champions on Sunday.  

A total of nine races are planned over the three sailing days, with both the organizer and the competitors counting on favorable weather conditions. Friday morning was initially served by 7 to 8 knots from the southwest, but it soon fell. "In the second race, when a sailor in the field was expected by a five-knot Westerner, quite a few started to cross the line, so we had to repeat the start several times.We ended the day with a third race in the southwest wind of six knots. Starting for tomorrow is scheduled for 11 am, and we wish that the conditions would enable us to carry out all three scheduled races,"said the chairman of the race committee, Bojan Gale, at the end of the day.  

The situation on the first day was best exploited by Italian Giuseppe Montesano, ahead of the Slovenian Maj Petrič and Valentin Štravs. After the first day, Yelizaveta Levandovska ranked 6th among the girls. 

Foto: Stefano Lusa