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Europa Cup – HUN – Balatonfüred

8 September 2017 - 10 September 2017

europa cup HUN 2017

Laser Europa Cup 2017 – Balatonfüred, Hungary

The Europa Cup Hungary will be held at Balatonfüred, Hungary.
This regatta will be organized by the Balatonfüredi Yacht Club.

About Balatonfüred, Hungary

Balatonfüred is a popular resort town on the north shore of the Balaton Lake. Superb water quality and temperatures above 20 degrees celsius from May to September make this is a beautiful spot for sailing. Frequent low pressure weather systems moving into the Carpatian Basin produce strong north westerly winds which blow for three days. Before such a weather change a southerly wind blows for one day. On sunny and quiet days there is a light thermal breeze from the East which gradually moves towards the Southeast and South.
Lake Balaton is the largest lake in Central Europe situated in the middle of the Hungarian Trans-Danube territory in the western part of the country. The 77-km-length and the 14-km-width form a 600-squarekilometre-water surface.
Tihany peninsula divides the lake in two parts, forming there a strait, with about 1 km to sail it across- where you can find the deepest point of it, with 11 metres.
This spot is known as the ‘Tihany Weil’ and it is caused by the periodical stream of the longitudinal movement of the water due to the E-W or W-E winds. The main axis of the lake lies approximately SW-NE.
The water deepness varies between 0.5 and 5 meters, the smaller one on the Southern shore, and it becomes 2 meters after a 600-1000 m distance. At the hilly Northern shore the deepness starts with about 1.5 and reaches the above mentioned 5 meters relatively soon.
The wave pattern is very special. The short and relatively high waves are very rough when it blows.
The wavelength is 3-4 meters, occasionally 6 meters but only in strong wind. The height of the waves is usually 1 meter but in strong wind it may reach 1.5 meters and the crests fall through. In very rare circumstances, over a wind speed 80 km/hour, the wave crests are taken away and the water starts to form a dusting steam, which is very dangerous.
During the preliminary regatta time wind conditions are balanced but different. During September East wind is prevailing.


8 September 2017
10 September 2017
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Balatonfüredi Yacht Club
2 Zakonyi Ferenc
Balatonfüred, 8230 Hungary
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