AUGUST 8 2015 21:15h

18th edition of Neretva Boat Race held




The 18th edition of a race of traditional boats along the River Neretva from Metkovic to Ploce was held on Saturday under the auspices of President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic who addressed some 400 rowers on 40 boats before the start of this annual race.

Wishing them a good time, the President also praised this event as a contribution to promotion of Croatia's tourist trade.

Apart from Croatian participants, there were several rowing teams from abroad in the 22.5-kilometre-long race with the start in Metkovic and the finish in the seaport of Ploce.

Thousands spectators attended the ceremonies of the start and the completion of this rowing contest.
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