No race on Day 1 in Balatonfüred

  • May 28, 2018

There were no races on the first racing day in Balatonfüred at the Europeans. In the morning a North-Easterly of some 6 knots was waiting for the competitors. PRO Bojan Gale sent the fleet out at the scheduled time.

However the wind was dropping gradually, so instead of a warning signal AP was displayed. As the sun was shining and Balaton’s water is warm enough, some sailors went swimming. After the windspeed went under 3 knots, AP over H was hoisted.

The fleet was waiting ashore but the wind said goodbye for Monday, so it was decided to postpone for tomorrow. The Race Committee thinks there might be a chance for wind earlier, so the scheduled first warning signal is 9 am on Tuesday.

Instead of racing, the competitors had a chance to learn the excellent Hungarian wines of the Szt. Donát vineyard from Csopak and enjoy some Hungarian hams, sausages and bacons sponsored by the farm Öregtanya.

You find a short film about the day’s events here.