HUNGARY TO HOST THE 2016 470 JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS07 Sep 2015
The 2016 470 Junior European Championships will take place from 29 July-6 August at Balatonfüredi Yacht Club, on Lake Balaton in Hungary.
The Championship is combined with the 420 Junior European Championships and the venue for 2016 was selected by the International 420 Class Association, as on alternate years each class has the responsbility to decide.
About Balatonfüredi Yacht Club
Balatonfüredi Yacht Club has been one of the oldest sport clubs in Europe established in 1867 as Balaton-Füredi Yacht Egylet. Since its formation, the club put strong emphasis on competition and takes pride in the education and formation of young sailing talents. Most of the members are currently active competitors.
About Lake Balaton
Lake Balaton or Balaton in short, is the largest lake in Central Europe, which is situated in the Middle Transdanubian region in the western part of Hungary. The 77 km length and the 14 km width form a 600 square kilometer water surface. The Tihany peninsula divides the lake into two parts, forming a strait – with only about 1 km to sail across – which is also the deepest point of the Lake (11 meters). Click here for weather information.
Balatonfüred is a small town with a population of 13 500, but the number of permanent and temporary inhabitants reaches almost 35 000 during the summer high-season, which is in July and August. It is an ancient settlement which was already inhabited during the reign of the Roman Empire. Balatonfüred is the touristic, cultural and sailing centre of Lake Balaton.
A variety of accommodation is available within walking distance and within a large price range (from EUR 20): large camping site within 1 km, plenty of small and large hotels from 1 to 4 start range, private accommodation in large numbers - take a look at www.byc.hu/en/content/20100429/accomodation. . For camping with your tent or motor-van, or bungalow-type accommodation, you can contact Füred Camping, which is within 10 minutes walking distance from the regatta site.
More information to follow as available ...
If you want to catch up with the results and news from the 2015 420 and 470 Junior European Championships, visit: 2015junioreuropeans.420sailing.org