– The 2020 season promises to be one of the most dynamic ever at Porto Montenegro
– Montenegro bolsters its reputation as the world’s most sought-after yachting destination
– Dozen of sailing regattas are scheduled
– Polo in the Port, fashion show, Superwine festival and other icons are back again
– Nigel Kennedy will headline the first ever festival of classical music
– Winter games for superyacht crews are another key newcomer to the calendar
– The presentation of the new calendar of events hosted at Boot Dusseldorf 2020
Porto Montenegro, the Mediterranean’s leading luxury yacht homeport and marina village, revealed its events calendar for the year 2020 at Boot Dusseldorf, the world’s largest indoor boat show.
“We are happy to share our plans for another season,” says Danilo Kalezic, Senior PR and Marketing Manager at Porto Montenegro. “Our entire team worked really hard to encapsulate, arguably, one of the most action-packed and dynamic calendars in the project’s history. At the same time, it is well-balanced and diverse including various events and competitions both on water and on shore. From regattas to festivals, and from hackathon to business conferences, we have a lot to offer to our owners, clients, and guests. See you in Montenegro.”
Set in the middle of the Mediterranean in some of the most sought after cruising grounds is the small relatively undiscovered gem, Montenegro. The pristine, unadulterated splendor of this country is like no other. It lies between Italy and Greece and shares boarders with Serbia and Croatia. Its unspoilt interiors and dramatic mountains slip into the deep azure waters of the Adriatic, along 295 kilometers of coastline.
Despite its natural beauty and central location, Montenegro has only recently experienced an upsurge in the popularity it enjoyed in the 1950s and 60s. Then a haven for film stars such as Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor and Kirk Douglas, 21st century Montenegro is again, re-establishing itself as a high-end destination.
“Still undiscovered gem of this part of Europe, it is waiting to be discovered and enjoyed in as one of the most memorable stops on your charter journey,” says Tony Browne, Marina Director at Porto Montenegro. “Moreover, our marina is just a day’s sail from some of the Mediterranean’s best cruising grounds, including over 4000 islands dotted along the coast from Croatia down to Greece – making it the ideal starting point for yacht charters.”
In order to keep bolstering its reputation, Porto Montenegro included several regattas in the 2020 calendar. The season begins with the Grade 2 Match Race (May 8-10) as a part of the European Match Race Tour and ten teams will compete against each other on J70 boats. Then Porto Montenegro Yacht Club also organizes several other competitions, among them the Trans-Adriatic race (May 13-17) from Porto Montenegro to Bari, Italy, the Arsenal Cup (July 11), the Fasinada Cup (July 21-22), Montenegro’s biggest international sailing regatta, and the Thousand Islands Race (September), a course of 300 miles, between Croatian Port of Rijeka and Tivat.
Buzz and fun
The onshore part of the 2020 calendar of Porto Montenegro is as strong and inspiring as ever. The Polo in the Port (August 6-8), International Fashion Festival (July 24-25), Superwine festival (July 4), the Made in New York Jazz Festival (June 12) and some other iconic events are back again. Some new activities are added as well.
Superyacht Winter Games (February 7-9 in Kolasin and March 27-29 in Tivat) are among key new events to be organized by Porto Montenegro. It is a two-part sporting and entertainment event for captains and crewmembers. Spark.me (May 30-31) is a new conference merging business and innovation. The Mediterranean Notes Festival (June 20 – July 4) is taking place in Porto Montenegro for the first time with the amazing Nigel Kennedy & the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra headlining the lineup.
Key lifestyle events at Porto Montenegro in 2020
February 7-9 and March 27-29 – Superyacht Winter Games
May 27-29 – Hackathon in the Port
May 30-31 – Spark.me conference
June 12 – Made in New York Jazz Festival
July 4 – Superwine 8.0
July 24-25 – International Fashion Festival
August 6-8 – The Polo in the Port
June 20 – July 4 – Mediterranean Notes Festival
About Porto Montenegro
Porto Montenegro is the Mediterranean’s leading luxury yacht homeport and marina village.
The state-of-the-art facility has been designed to cater to the meticulous needs of all yachts, their owners, guests and crew with specific infrastructure for the largest yachts afloat. The marina currently has 450 berths for yachts from 12 to 250 meters in length (with a capacity for expansion to 850 berths), 300 sold-out luxury apartments, as well as 60 units of ground floor retail made up of restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and amenities and a five-star Regent Hotel with over 200 luxury suites and apartments.
In 2017, Porto Montenegro received a prestigious Superyacht Marina of Distinction award and 5 Golden Anchors from The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) for the high-quality facilities and services provided. Porto Montenegro has become the world’s first marina to receive the Platinum award from TYHA and the Marina Industries Association, joint operators of the Gold Anchor award scheme.