Born in Split – Croatia 08.11.1968.
Sailing from his fith year, more precisely from 1974 like crew in Cadet class, later on Optimists, National L 5 class keelboat, 420, Laser, Finn and Star and on many smaller and middle size offshore racers as team member and skipper. Owner of only one Beneteau Figaro 2 in Croatia from 2011.
By the profession, seamen, deck mate in merchant navy, after nautical high school and sea traffic university Emil navigate 2 years as deck officer.
In carrier of seamen he also worked as dealivery skipper for the sailing yachts on Med , especially during a war in Croatia 1991-1992.
As racing sailor have experience of two Olimpic qualification campaigns in singlehanded classes Laser and Finn. Two times national champion in Laser and once in Finn.
Best result on international scene was winning famous Princess Sophia Trophy in Palma de Mallorca in Laser class and high world ranking in Finn class , top twenty in World ranking list for the almost two years in age of 38-39 (!!) .
In classes Laser and Fin Emil compete on 7 worlds championships and 8 Europeans championships.
In Croatia, Emil is one beetwen the few sailors which are real lovers of short handed offshore racing, participating and organising such events in Croatia on Adriatic sea and sailing ussually in double handed and from time to time solo from 1996.
Last such event Cinque Cento per due (500 NM for double handed) as most famous in Italy (Adriatic) finished 2nd overall with his partner in 2012, exactly on Beneteau Figaro 2, Ultra Figaro.
With Beneteau as shipyard and France Emil is connected together with sailing boat dealership company Ultra Sailing from 1999 .
From that period company dealivered more then 400 Beneteau boats all sizes and service it.
So, on the end, racing with Beneteau Figaro 2 in France is just another natural step in Emils sailing carrier, grate step in learning, with amateour ambitions to compete and finish races not as last one.