- Култура и традиција
Glider Club `Snegar` - Struga
Tue, 06/29/2010 - 14:44
The Glider Club `Snegar` is separated from the Department of Water Sports and Recreation in 1972 and since then had achieved superb sport results and had given many members to the national sport representation for the Europe competitions.
It is located in the centre of the town of Struga, in the City Beach (Gradska Plaza), right next to the hotel `Drim` - Struga.
The transition economy in the period till 2007 has slowed down the development of the glider sport, but since 2008 had started intensive activities with the participation in the World Championship in the class `Optimist` in Cesme, Turkey, the Balkan championships in the class `Optimist` in Varna – Bulgaria, the Balkan championship in the class `Laser` in Mangalia, the Easter Regatta – Portoroz – Slovenia, International Optimist Sailing Week – Turkey, the Cup of Gerdap – D. Milanovac, the International Dubrovnik Regatta, St. Nicholas – Pula and the New Year Regattas in Hvar – Croatia.
At the same time, with co organization of the Glider Federation, the Club organized and participated in 7 (seven) state – international regattas.
The club had glides from the classes `Optimist`, `Laser-(Standard/ Radial/4.7)`, `Finn` `420`, `470`and `windsurf`. Some of the members of the club had formed a modeling team that is actually the first shipbuilder team in Macedonia since the Ancient time. Using their creativity and the long year glider experience this team had developed its own class of weekend cruisers. They are offering an organized cruise in one of the most beautiful and the oldest lakes in the world – the Ohrid Lake, whereupon beside the guarantied pleasure, also are included the landscapes that will take your breath away.
Every year it is making a calendar of regattas from which part of them are professional on a state level. Part of them is international, and on the Independence Day of Macedonia (8th September) the club had organized the traditional `Delegate Regatta` in which took part eminent people from the home and foreign political scene (ambassadors and other eminent guests), and also all the other people that want to be pert of this event.