Krk gaul Cristo Ressussitato
Due to its position, city of Krk in the island Krk, has a long maritime heritage of sailing and building boats. In the 16th century, when the famous Battle of Lepanto took place, the Krk Gaul Cristo Ressussitato fought on the side of the Holy League. The Holy League was founded by Pope Pius V and included the majority of Catholic maritime states in the Mediterranean.
The Battle of Lepanto was naval warfare in which the Holy League, led by the Venetian Republic, defeated the large fleet of the Ottoman Empire. The victory of the Holy League had a great impact on the history of Europe because it marked the turning-point of Ottoman military expansion into the Mediterranean. The replica of the vessel from the Krk Gaul Cristo Ressussitato can be seen today in the archeological site inside the cafe bar Volsonis.
Krk Sails - Traditional Regatta
Since 1998, every year on August 15th, the city of Krk hosts an event Krkčka jedra – the regatta of traditional wooden sailing boats. This sailing regatta is organised with the aim to preserve and present the rich maritime heritage of island Krk. The program traditionally starts at noon, when the boats sail away from the Krk Pier.
After the regatta sailing part, there is an exhibition of the old sailing boats, live music and poetic recitals. And when the night falls down the unique picturesque night-time sailing in harbour begins.
To experience the feeling of the Krk Sails, check the short video below:
Sailing club Plav
If you want to experience sailing around the city of Krk you can contact the sailing club Plav and their sailing school. The sailing club Plav is named after the old Croatian word for the boat – “plav”. It is the oldest sailing club in the Adriatic that has been preserving the maritime heritage of island Krk through centuries.
Interpretation Center of Maritime Heritage
Some of island Krk`s maritime heritage can be seen today in the Interpretation Center of Maritime Heritage of the Island Krk. This interactive center has a display of the old wooden sailing boats and the preview of the sailing and maritime history in the island Krk. Inside the center is a small workshop area where you can see how the wooden sailing boat models are made.
Take a virtual walk through the Center: www.krk360.com/projekti/pmuzej
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