A great part of the fun in offshore racing and the secret of winning is to choose the best course, deciding whether the advantage is keeping close to the shore or going out to sea, to assess where the best winds and currents will be and decide what other factors will get your boat home ahead of everyone else.  It does not have to be the shortest course by distance; it only needs to be the quickest.

The Thousand Island Race is an ideal race for navigators who want to show their talent.  Sailing from Rijeka to Porto Montenegro and back means that the race is set literally in more than a thousand islands.  Leg 1 starts at Rijeka; the islands of Unije, Susak, Premuda, Dugi Otok, Kornat, Vis, Lastovo and Sveti Andrija are to be left to starboard, while on Leg 2, starting at Porto Montenegro, they will have to be left to port.  Apart from a few marks at the start and finish, there are no other course limitations, so it will be for individual boats to choose the best course.

The whole area is outstandingly beautiful and the photos below show some of the fantastic scenery you will sail past during the race.


And here is what waits you in Porto Montenegro



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