August 2nd 1933, it was a Sunday, a speed rowing regatta between
the national team of Vela Luka and the crew of the warship of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain, H.M.S. «CERES» was
held in Vela Luka. The commandment of the warship was delighted
by the beauty of Vela Luka, the hospitability and friendship of
the citizens of Vela Luka, and, in a friendly mood, it suggested
the holding of an exhibition rowing regatta between the crew of
their warship and the national team of Vela Luka, and the citizens
of Vela Luka accepted with pleasure their proposal.
The following rules were stated:
1. The boats of the warship, 6 meters long
2. The crew of the boat consists of 6 persons
3. the length of the rowing distance was 2380 meters
The citizens of Vela Luka won the regatta with about 90 meters difference.
The commander of the warship congratulated the winners of the regatta
and thanked the citizens of Vela Luka for their hospitability and
warmly welcome. At this occasion the commander of the warship rewarded
the winners and each member of the winning team with a sailor razor
as a souvenir, which is an obligatory war equipment of every sailor
in all war navies in the world, and the members of the regatta and
their families were very proud of it.
The crew of the warship H.M.S. »CERES» gave the mayor
of the community of Vela Luka a picture of their ship as a present
with the text:»Presented to the Town of Vela Luka by the Captain,
Officers and Ship Company of H.M.S. «CERES».