50 days to go!
Only fifty days are left until the first warning signal to race 1 of the 2018 Dragon Europeans will be signaled on the Balaton waters on Monday, May 28th. As preparations in the Balatonfüredi Yacht Club (BYC) are running on a high level, there are already more than 50 boats from 14 countries registered for the races.
This year the spring came very late to Balaton, late March there was even some snow in the harbor. However, the yachts still on land will be craned into the water in the coming two weeks, and with the first weekend of May the sailing season is opening on the biggest lake of Hungary and Central Europe.
“We are very excited about the possibility to host one of the greatest events of the year for the Dragon class in our club”, managing director of BYC, Mr István Böröcz said. “This is a great privilege for us, in a club where Dragons are at home since the late 60s’, he added. “We are working together with the Hungarian Dragon Association and the Hungarian Yachting Association to prepare everything in a way that all competitors enjoy their stay and racing on Balaton”.
The list of competitors show that the whole elite of Dragon sailing will come to Hungary to compete for the European Championship title. The organizers are preparing some nice social events for them, and one is for sure: there will be free beer after all the racing ashore!