Yes, it’s time for the 86th Regatta of Mrduja!As it is usual every last Saturday in September, about 300 sailing boats of all sizes will gather in and in front of the Split city port.This regatta had been organized by YC Labud since 1927. Race was named after the small, barely noticeable islet called Mrduja between islands of Brač and Šolta, only 11 miles from Split harbor. Story about this race began with sailing enthusiast and member of one of the most prominent Split noble families, count Toni Pavlović. When he launched the regatta in 1920s it was quite an extravagant event in Split then inhabited with 30,000 residents. Seven boats showed up on a starting line, and first winner was count himself, sailing on board his Magima. Mrduja regatta has grown into a 300 plus boats. Only Trieste’s Barcolana is bigger in the Adriatic.One of the things that make this race so great is that really anyone with basic sailing skills can participate on its 22 miles long route. All you need is a boat, bunch of friends, some food and wine, and wind of course.