|21st Zoki's Regatta organized|
The memorial sailing regatta dedicated to Major Zoran Radosavljević, pilot of 127 Hunter Aviation Squadron “Vitezovi” of the Yugoslav Army, who died in the defense of the fatherland on 26 March 1999, was finished today following a two-day competition in several classes and categories.
This year, the regatta field was on the Danube on both days, and more than 80 participants competed in the classes “Optimist”, “Laser 4.7”, “Laser radial”, “Laser standard”, “Micro” and “Cruiser”.
In the class of “Micro" (5.5 meters long), the best result was achieved by the Military Academy team, with skipper Nikola Marjanović. In the class of “Crusader” (length of more than 5.5 meters), after adding up the results of the first and second competition day, the first place was won by the crew of the “PST Racing” boat of the Yachting Club “Ada”, led by the helmsman Goran Stevanović.
The first place in the class of the sailing boat “Laser 4.7” was won by Damjan Šijan from the club “Palilula”, in the class “Laser radial” Petar Kovačević from the Academic Sailing Club “Beograd”, and in the class “Laser standard” Ivan Knežević, also from the Academic Sailing Club “Beograd”. Among the youngest contestants, in the class “Optimist” (boys and girls under 12), the winner was Andrej Bozokin from the Yachting Club “Zemun”. In the group of boys in total, the best one was Veljko Ljubojević from the Nautical Club “Palilula”, and in the group of girls in total, Tamara Jerupanović from the same club.
Memorial sailing regatta “Zoran Radosavljević” is known among the sailors as the emotional regatta. Traditionally, the regatta gathers a large number of sailors, Zoran’s colleagues, friends and admirers.
Cadets of the Military Academy, belonging to the River Units service, Jelena Paunović i Uroš Kostić, are members of the winning team in the class “Micro”. For Jelena, this is the second, for Uroš the third participation in Zoki’s regatta. As they say, they started sailing when they enrolled the Military Academy and it was an honor for them to participate in the regatta.