Thousand Islands is a unique offshore race navigating through more than 1000 Adriatic islands and offering a scenic backdrop for the competing yachts. The race is organized by Sailing Club of Rijeka, SCOR in association with Udruga “Vjetar”, Porto Montengro Yacht Club. 2014 will host its second edition.
The regatta starts in front of the historic harbour city of Rijeka, Croatia, on its way passing the islands of Unije, Susak, Premuda, Dugi Otok, Kornat, Vis, Lastovo and St. Andrija and finishing in front of Porto Montenegro marina in Tivat, Montenegro. The challenge for all the competing yachts is to navigate through 277 nautical miles of the channels of the Croatian coastline and Boka Kotorska bay. Race is in a week’s time followed by its backtrack from Tivat to Rijeka.
In addition to both races, a promotional tune-up race takes place in Rijeka before the first race and in between the two another "1000 islands + 2 race" in Boka bay. The sailing experience is accompanied by social events on shore both in Rijeka and Tivat.
Esimit Europa 2 will compete at the race for the first time and it will this be yacht’s first participation at the race in the Republic of Croatia as well as in Montenegro.