Sailing club Lahor announces and invites you to the international sailing regatta 14. Fašinada Cup in Bay of Kotor. The regatta is open to all cruisers classes, Blu26, Hobbie Cat and traditional sailboats. Fašinada Cup builds upon the local custom “Fašinada” and, through modern sailing, celebrates rich maritime heritage of the area.
The Bay of Kotor is an inexhaustible treasury of delightful traditional celebrations and customs. Without any doubt, one of the most attractive is Fašinada which is unique to the town of Perast as well as to the whole Mediterranean coast. On the 22nd of July, the inhabitants of Perast commemorate the year 1452 when an icon of the Virgin was found on a small crag in the sea and the construction of the island of Our Lady of the Rock began. On this day every year, people bring stones in their boats and drop them into the sea around the island. The custom has both symbolic and practical meaning. Adding rocks reinforces the island which is constantly washed and eroded by the sea. The simplicity of the occasion, striped of all elements of folklore, evokes the memory of the centuries-long efforts that were needed to build this little island with its lovely church.
Preliminary applications are open through July 20th 2016.