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PartnerGroup - Nacra Multihull Regatta


The test event of the Groupama Garancia F18 World Championship was organised during last weekend, 25th – 26th. June in the Camping of Balatonfüred, which will be the official place of the event. Beside testing the Organisation and the circumstances, we had a possibility to test the GSP devices, which we will use during the Worlds on almost all boats, and like that it will be possible to follow the whole racing live.


The Registration started on a cold, windy Friday but anyhow 19 F18 and one M3 entered the Regatta; among them there was the first boat from abroad, from Bulgaria exactly, which came already for the Worlds and wanted to test herself during the PartnerGroup Nacra Regatta. The weekend continued quite windy, but although there was 10-14 m/s wind, most of the boats – 14 of them -  sailed to the start. In stable and strong wind, the Organising committee completed 4 good races on Saturday. There were capsizes and one mast broke during one of the races but the sailors enjoyed the day and were very enthusiastic. The leader became the HUN 8 with two first places, one second and one fifth, the second boat after 4 races was the HUN 76, and third became the HUN 88.

On Sunday the meteorology forcasted a pleasant, stable wind but unfortunatelly till the planned start at 10:00 there was nothing of that on the water. The Organising committee had to postpone as the existing wind couldn’t guarantee fair racing. Finally, after a bit more than one hour waiting, a good, westerly wind arrived and the course could be set. On this day there were 18 boats at the starting line, among them also the junior Team of the BYC with ifj. Andorka Rudolf and Kiksa Laszlo on board. They were getting known to the boat just this weekend but anyhow sailed quite well as new comers. In this westerly wind the Organising committe could finish both remaining races in order to fulfill the requirements of the test event. Altogether 6 races were sailed on two days.

The boats continued to sail as good as they did the day before; in the 5th race HUN 8 crossed the finishline first in front of HUN 76 and HUN 88. In the 6th race HUN 8 repeated her success and became first again in front of HUN 76 and HUN 877.

During the Prizegiving Ceremony there was already sunshine in the Camping of Balatonfüred, where the preparations of the Worlds are going on full power and the volunteers welcome the first international participants.

The results:
The winner of the PartnerGroup Nacra Multihull Regatta in F18 class became Váradi Szabó János and Petheő Tamás (HUN 8), competitors of the BYC. Beside the trophy they received a Mercedes Class A for three days from the Representative of the Fox Rent Car Rental Company. Seconds are Diószegi Zoltán and Jankovics Gábor (HUN 76) sailors of the Katamaran SC and third became Róka Sándor and Korompai Zsolt (HUN 88) members of the Ponton Club.
In the M3 Class the winner is ifj. Lájer Tamás and Lájer Tamás, who beside their trophy, also received a car for three days from the Representative of the Fox Rent Car Rental Company.

Thank you for sailing this regatta and organising this successfull test event! We wish good wind for all the participants of the Groupama Garancia F18 World Championship!




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As the host of the F18 World Championship, the Füred Camping offers mobile homes, bungalows (28-60 m2 + terrace) and tent places for the participants.

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