Sunday, July 3, 2011
The Sailing Club rich history began in the distant 1947 when it was established by a small group of sailing enthusiasts. These devoted sailors began with a small fleet of wood made sailboats. Later developments had made the sailing club to have its own sailboats construction workshop, where the first certified Olympic class "Jola" sailboat was constructed.
The first "Stela's" were introduced in 1956, when sailing started to be one of the most dominant sports practiced in Ohrid and when three-day regattas called "Around the Lake" took place.
The boat Club, as many other ones, had its upward and downward trends. In 1978, the Club was modernized by supplying new fiberglass sailboats ("Lasers" and "Optimists") and the traditional Ilinden Regatta was restored. The club participated in and hosted many national sailing championships and international regattas in which many sailing clubs from all around Europe took place.
This year the Club will be host to the 43 ILINDEN INTERNATIONAL SAILING REGATTA.