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Europa Cup Hungary
Thu 23rd September 2021 - Sun 26th September 2021
Hungary, Balatonfüred

Regatta Informations

This regatta will be organized by the Balatonfüredi Yacht Club.

Sailors wishing to enter must first complete an application form.

Entry Fee90.00€ (EUR)Late Entry Fee110.00€ (EUR)Entry Closing DateFri 17th of September
Entry Address
Race office openingWed 22nd of September , 16:00 Race office closing Sun 26th of September , 17:00
First RaceThu 23rd of September , 10:00Last RaceSun 26th of September , 14:00 N° of Races8
Social events

Event merchandise, snack parties, other social events


The club also created a Facebook event where pre-event communication and live race information will be shared (this is an alternative solution to Twitter as the club has a more established audience on Facebook). This event is available here:
Insurance Requirements

All competitors shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of €1,500,000 (1.5 million Euros) per event or equivalent there of in any other currency.

Club Details

Balatonfüredi Yacht Club, 2 Zakonyi Ferenc utca, 8230 Balatonfüred Hungary

Tel: +36 70 415 1651

About Balatonfüred, Hungary

Boat Landing Area and Facilities:
The 155 year old Balatonfüredi Yacht Club gives excellent launching and landing facilities for the regatta participants. 3 slipways, 700m2 grass, 1300m2 concrete area are for general and storage use.
Average Wind & Weather Conditions:
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 Well' 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 metres, the smaller one on the Southern shore, and it becomes 2 metres after a 600-1000 m distance. At the hilly Northern shore the deepness starts with about 1.5 and reaches the above mentioned 5 metres 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 metres, occasionally 6 metres but only in strong wind. The height of the waves is usually 1 metre but in strong wind it may reach 1.5 metres 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.
Local Facilities:

A size of 150m2 mutifunctional room with a 50m2 terrace is available with high speed internet facilities, projector, digital board, microphone, etc. for regatta office, a room for the Jury and paramedic is also available within one building. A nice buffet with warter side and a newly establised gym can also be found on site. 550 m2 topped hangar is suitable for opening and closing ceremonies, and for general use as well. Lock up store with electric light and electric power is available.

Lake Balaton is a natural preservation area and the use of powerboats is strictly regulated by Hungarian law. Only boats with proper permits may be used as support person vessels for the event. Failure to obtain these permits may result in prosecution by the local authorities. There will be a limited number of temporary permits available for support person vessels. In order to obtain one, support person vessels shall initially register by 23:59 on 27 August 2023. To register, please contact the organizing authority ( for information regarding data to be submitted, fees and the content of the permit.

Local Tourist Information

Local tourist information:


As a mayor tourist destination Balatonfüred, a variety of accommodation is available within walking distance from the organizing Club. Large campsite within 1 km, plenty of large and small hotels from 1 to 4 stars, private accommodation in large variety. The price varies according to the quality of accommodation, Accommodation offers will be indicated on the website.
Please visit this website:


By car the easiest way is to take the main road 71. If you're coming from Budapest, you can use the motorway M7 (until the exit by the kilometre-sign 90, towards Balatonfüred). The distance from Budapest to Balatonfüred is 130 kms. Please note, that on all motorways (M1-M7) you have to buy a vignette sold at petrol stations. There is a fast growing highway network in Hungary (1,480 km in total). Each highway starts at Budapest.

These are the most useful motorways: 

M1 - connection to Győr, Austria and Slovakia (west) M3/M30/M35 - connection towards Ukrain M5 - connection to Serbia, via Kecskemét and Szeged (south-east) M6/M60 - Connection to Dunaújváros and Pécs (south) M7/M70 - connection to Lake Balaton, from Croatia and Slovenia (south-west)

By plane: the closest international airport is Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport, which operates flights to most European destinations. You need to take a bus from the airport to Déli pályaudvar (Railway Station) and take the train to Balatonfured (about 2 hours) 


Charter Boats Information

Minimum number of charter boat available: 5

Charter fee: 150€/boat

Contact: for charter information, please contact us at