Saturday, October 21, 2006

Croatia Online - Biograd Boat Show


The Biograd Boat Show, which finishes tomorrow, scored a remarkable coup by getting Russell Coutts, skipper of the winning America's Cup crew for the last three years, to participate in today's match racing against Cro-a-Sail. The photo shows Russel (red cap) taking part in yesterday's press conference.
For those near Biograd (in between Sibenik and Zadar) it will cost you 25 kunas (about £2.50) to get into the boat show where you will be able to see the racing today. It's a small show by UK standards but, apart from the racing, there are plenty of boats and a few stands to look at. Stands include the Zadar Chamber of Commerce, Biograd Tourist Board, a number of insurance and leasing companies, charter companies, yacht brokers, sailing gear suppliers and one UK company, Marina Facility Solutions, www.marinafacilitysolutions.com. MFS specialise in equipment and services for the Croatian Marina Industry and also provide expertise to UK companies looking to invest in, or trade with, the Croatian Marina Industry. As the Croatian representative of The Yacht Harbour Association, MFS can also advise Croatian companies in the marina industry of the many advantages of TYHA membership. These include the ability to market spare marina berths to an international audience, the Golden Anchor Awards, which set international standards for the quality of individual marinas, a quarterly magazine, and training courses which provide internationally recognised qualifications for marina managers.

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