Virtual Fleet Meeting

As the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, both in Slovakia and in the Czech Republic, did not allow to organize a regular annual “inland” fleet meeting, it was decided and organized by commodore Rado Simon the virtual conference (on the BlueJeans platform). The conference took place

ON 13.11.2020 AT 18:00

Participants: B. Kratochvíl, M. Pešat, J. Chalupa, B. Křempek, L. Ženatý, J. Bazala, F. Kocian, M. Detko, P. Benda, F. Stank, R. Konkolski, R. Simon , ie 12 members of the Czech and Slovak Rotary Fleet.

In the online discussion for RSW 2021 the date was confirmed: 30.5. – 5.6.2021 and area: northern Adriatic with a probable meeting of participating ships and crews in some “suitable” bay on the island of Silba or Olib.

In the next part, several suggestions were made for the future direction of the fleet’s activities. For example, support for young beginning yachtsmen of the Optimist class or the organization of a video conference on the topic of “Pastic Free Waters” and others.

The program of the virtual meeting of the fleet culminated in a lecture by Richard Konkolský – a legend of Czechoslovak sea yachting. You can watch the presentation “live” HERE …. .

Participation in IYFR PCC

We gave honor to the beautiful ladies at the Post Convention Cruise

The Rotary Convention in Hamburg included an extraordinary event for Rotarians – sailors: The Post Convention Tall Ship Cruise 2019. The cruise on Tall Ships in the Kiel Bay was organized by the German Rotarians in the IYFR (International Yacht Fellowship of Rotarian). my – Czech and Slovak Rotary Fleet. Every sailor melts his heart by looking at the beautiful old sailboats. Therefore, we did not hesitate for a long time and decided to participate in the cruise. Unfortunately, the seats in the cabins on Tall Ships were quickly sold out. So we rented a standard yacht and decided to make a beautiful lady garde . We spent an unusually warm yacht week in the Baltic, attended the Wellcome Party on the main Tall Ship named Artemis, made contacts with other fleet sailors and eventually escorted the fleet on her next voyage. Part of our crew also participated in the Farewell Party in Kiel.
We sailed under the leadership of the historically first commodore of Honza Chalupy fleet, Bob Křempek, an ever-smiling, seconded by an experienced lifeguard Lukáš Ženatý, followed, wrote and photographed the current commodore Czech and Slovak Rotary Fleet, Martin Pešat. Our wives watched over us, jealous of the beautiful sailboats around us…

Martin Pešat
Commodore Czech and Slovak Rotary Fleet, z.s.

RSW 2019 – Welcome

Rotary Sailing Week 2019

It seems incredible, but the 9th annual weekly sail of many Rotarian ships on the Adriatic – Rotary Sailing Week 2019 – is ahead of us. This was due to attendance at the Hamburg Convention and the Post Convention Cruise. Rotarians, Naval Captains, Sailors and Sailing Yachtsmen – Beware! This year, Rotary Sailing Week in Croatia takes place from 14 to 21 September 2019 in the Middle Adriatic. All crews will meet on Murter on Tuesday, September 19, 2019. More detailed instructions will be available at and at FB Rotary Sailing Week.
If you are interested in joining us (individuals or crews) do not hesitate to contact me directly ( or anyone in the fleet.

Martin Pešat
Commodore Czech and Slovak Rotary Fleet, z.s.

The fleet flag

The commodore fleet flag flew higher than usual

Posting ship flags at sea is a great science, but it is always true that the flag does not go higher than a few meters above sea level. And so it occurred to me that our commodor flag could enjoy a trip to the heights. It didn’t take me and I took it with me to the summit of Lobuche East (6,119 m) to the Himalayas. In addition, I have found traces of the activities of Nepalese colleagues (Gorakshep, Mt. Everest, 5,140m).

Martin Pešat
Commodore Czech and Slovak Rotary Fleet, z.s.

Invitation to Rotary Sailing in Greece

MarkoMurnDear friends,

 Last September on the IYFR Area-1 AGM at Portsmouth you had showed the interest to go sailing to other Seas within an International Flotilla organized by the hosting IYFR Fleet. We said to try it first in Greece. And here is the first invitation to you !

 Our IYFR friends from Serbia, RC Beograd-Skadarlija have been practicing such a week of Rotary sailing for 6 years already. This year they organize it in the wonderful sailing area of Greek islands in Ionian Sea. Second week in September. Imagine: a hedonistic week with Rotarian friends in a warm Mediterranean Archipelago with a typical Greek atmosphere; Sailing; enjoying Sun; having Fun. Unforgettable. Take a look at Youtube link how much Fun they had last year .

 The details of the Flotilla invitation are attached. The issue is just the time for booking the charter boats that are negotiated for a special discounted prices. So, please, do forward the invitation to all your fleets, and send your interest already in next days to the Flotilla Commodore, Djordje Hinić. Discounted charter prices are fixed until End January, your latest bookings we expect until End February.

 Looking forward to meet you in September on the Sea,


 Marko Murn

IYFR Balkans Regional Commodore


Christmas cards

martinpesatDear friends, yachtsmen,

the end of the year is approaching, and I believe that in 2019 there will be a lot of beautiful common experiences. I remind people interested in cruising in the Post Convention Cruise (from Ostrava at least one ship) to contact me. Remember also the unusual term Rotary Sailing Week: 14. – 21. 9. 2019.

I was told by Jesus that he has a lot of work this year and does not miss … This is why the gifts do not give us the deadline but send a link to heaven: so that we can look forward to J.

I wish you and your loved ones peaceful Christmas holidays and good luck in the new year.


Martin Pešat

Czech and Slovak Rotary Fleet Commodore


ROTARY Regatta on the Mazury Lakes


On the 17th – 20th May 2018, we participated in the regatta on the Mazury Lakes in northeastern Poland. The crew that represented our Czech and Slovak Rotary Fleet were:

Bob Křempek – Captain, an expert on the Mazury Lakes, treasurer and secretary of our fleet … and he also held a cashier on the ship, the speaker – his Polish is almost perfect – RC Opava

Honza Chalupa – skipper, trimer and tactician – he raced on sailboats during his youth, which was good – RC Ostrava

Lukáš Ženatý – an indispensable crew member, as he says: “we would not go without me” – also RC Ostrava

It raced for 2 full days in rainy but also sunny sailing weather. The wind blew persistently strong. One crew has even overtaken Maxus 24, which is hardly visible. We were successful. First day of placement: 4, 4, 8. We have improved the second day: 3,3,2,6. Eventually, it was 3rd in the Maxus 24 category in which 11 ships competed. Since we participated in this regatta for the first time, and our rivals were experienced sailors from Poland and Lithuania, it was a great success and also a big surprise. Not only for them, but also for us :-).

Finally, the perfect organization of the whole regatta must be highlighted not only in terms of sport but also in terms of social. This was already the 16th regatta anniversary . The organizers were the Rotary Club of Gizycko and the IYFR Fleet Gizycko under the auspices of the Governor of the Rotary District 2231 – Jerzy Marian Korczynski.

For us, the organizers are very grateful. We left with conviction and promise to return next year. It’s worth it.

It was written in a hurry before leaving for our RSW 2018 by

Honza Chalupa