19th International rowing regatta of university eights Sveti Duje

Rowing festival edition
Split 24 – 26 September 2021

If this whole region has a common characteristic, it is the simple and goodhearted sincerity of the people, their peaceble yet boisterous nature, the unaffected desire to present their guest with the very best of everything. You cannot pack it in your suitcase when you return home, but it will remain in your soul until you visit once again.

International rowing regatta Sveti Duje is an event featuring eights from Croatian and international universities.

Regatta 2021 - rowing festival edition 

Focus of Regatta will always remain at rowing, but this year for first time will be organized international conference. The subject of conference is connection of amateur sport, professional carieer and business world.

This year competition is adjusted to epidemic situation and date of manifestation. The competition consists of these parts:

1 Legends’ Race between the legends of Oxford, Cambridge and Split

Race takes place in the city harbour on a 220m long course, whereby the legends of Split are competing against the legends of Oxford and Cambridge – the alumni that have rowed in the legendary Boat Race on river Thames in the past 15 years and that have won the brightest Olympic and World Championships medals

2 Local rivals race between Split and Zagreb

Rivalrly between north and south always has potencial to become spectacle. The best students from Zagreb and Split will measure their strenghts in race of eternal rivals. Last race between those two rivals was held at 1987 at lake Jarun.

3 Sydney 2000 rematch between Great Britain and Croatia

Sydney 2000 men's eight olympic final comes in Split. At 24 of September will be 21 years of the greatest Croatian team success in rowing - bronze medal at Olympic games. Public will have oportunity to see rematch between gold and bronze medalists from Olympics 2000.

Races take place in the city harbour on a 220m long course in fornt of main promenade. Place whicht frequently gather locals and tourists, which functions as the social hub of the city. After race competitors will go through the Bronze Gate, which leads into the Roman quarters of the old fortress of Diocletian’s Palace and finish at the the central square of the Palace - Peristil. Awardin ceremony will be held on this ancient place.


Friday 24/9/2021
The crews will be arriving to Split in the morning hours and all competitors will be accommodated.
14:30 | conference UNIST Tehnological park
19:00 | opening Ceremony in Ivan Meštrović Gallery

Saturday 25/9/2021

10:00 | tehnical meeting at Matejuška
11:00 | race of legends Oxford - Split - Cambridge
11:30 | University of Split - University of Zagreb
12:00 | Sydney 2000 rematch Great Britain - Croatia
12:45 | awarding ceremony at Peristil
21:00 | barbecue at Rowing club Gusar

Sunday 26/9/2021
10:00 | boat excursion

Save the date

On behalf of Organizer we invite you to take part in 19th International rowing regatta of university eights Sveti Duje which will be held in Split from September 24 to September 26.

Accomodation, food and travel coasts are enshured by Organizer!

Organized by

University of Split Split Univeraisty Sport Association | Croatian Academic Sport Federation | Croatian Rowing Federation | Rowing Association of Dalmatia | HVK Gusar City of Split

Info contact



Toni Batinić +385 (0)98 678 656

Antonio Župan +385 (0)95 199 79 40