Dear Dragon Sailors,
As you might know, the Europeans in 2018 will be held on Lake Balaton, Hungary. The yacht club BYC in Balatonfüred offers a perfect venue and has a lot of experience in organizing major events, just like the Laser Worlds or the J24 Europeans. Furthermore, the town Balatonfüred with its nice 19th century buildings, plenty of hotels, cafés, restaurants and the fantastic wines of the area is a place tailor-made for Dragon events.
The Hungarian Dragon Association has already started a close cooperation with the town, the club and the Hungarian Sailing Association to make a perfect regatta. The warm-up event, the Hungarian Dragon Championship will be held right before the Europeans, offering you an opportunity to sail here about 10 days throughout late May/early June.
We would like to invite all of you to try and sail here, experience wind and weather conditions even a year before. The Hungarian Championship in 2017 will be a test event, same date, same place – it could be worth planning it into your next year’s calendar.
In 2016 we concentrate our events on two months. There will be two events in May as a warm-up before the Hungarian Championship, held in Tihany, the most spectacular part of Balaton. You are welcome to any or all of the races – between the regattas your boats can be left securely in the organizing clubs absolutely free.
The second part of the season in Hungary is in September, when the Johan Anker Cup will be held in Balatonkenese, the venue of the 2010 Dragon Europeans. The autumn always brings stable and nice winds, and Balatonkenese offers a perfect accommodation: a hotel right in the marina.
Hungary is not very far from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy or the Southern part of France: so if you have not decided your Dragon plans for this year, we are looking forward to your participation at any of the regattas.
Here our calendar to have a look at:
May 21-22: HYC Cup, Balatonfüred, HYC
May 27-28: Németh István Memorial Trophy, Balatonfüred, BYC
June 1-5, Hungarian Championship, Tihany, THE
September 3-4: Autumn Regatta, Balatonfüred, MVSZ
September 23-25.: Johan Anker Cup, Balatonkenese, KMPVSE
If you need any help to find accommodation or any other question, we are here to help you.
Good wind for the whole season!
Hungarian Dragon Association
phone: +36 20 369 2126