We often read and hear about regattas on TV, on Facebook, Instagram and in the newspapers. These types of events quickly gain popularity and gather more and more participants and spectators. But what do you know about their origin?
A regatta is a sports event consisting of a series of boat races involving rowing or sailing boats. The term which means “contest” has Latin language origins and is a word in the modern Venetian (Italian) dialect. Races take place in many seas, lakes and oceans, while sometimes even powerboat races are considered regattas.
Most of the regattas around the world are usually amateur events but are guided by official rules describing the schedule and procedures.
Regattas can be professional championships, but the most important reason is that they are held to promote teamwork, competitive spirit and love for the sea and sports.
These boat races can be organized by yacht clubs, associations, schools or towns.
The oldest regatta is, supposedly, the Cumberland Cup, organized in England with first edition dating back to 1775.
Today, one of the largest in the world is the “Cowes Week”, held in England, and brings over 900 sailing boats.
The largest US regatta is the “Three Bridges Fiasco in San Francisco”, which usually attracts more than 350 boats in the race.
If you like good weather, smiling crowds, the smell of the sea and good vibes, then come join us for the 19th edition of the “Cor Caroli iCard” regatta.
The event is named after the boat of captain Georgi Georgiev, who is a Guinness world record holder for having done single-person yachting around the world that took a full year back in 1976-77 and remains unbeaten for 10 years.
The “Cor Caroli iCard” regatta starts on the 15th of August at “Morska Gara” Varna and ends with an awards ceremony on the 18th of August in Bourgas, after an 80 nautical miles race.