Racing Area


The championship sailing area is an eight-mile (12,9 Km) long stretch on Lake Balaton. The northern boundary of the racing area is the northern coast of the Lake Balaton itself (from Balatonfüred to Alsóörs) while Balatonföldvár and Siófok form the southern boundary. To the west and east of the race area lie the rest of the Lake Balaton. 

The water is in average 2-5 meters deep. No predominant wind direction can be observed, but wind conditions at Lake Balaton are overall balanced, providing challenging and exciting conditions for racing. 

Distance and time to race course:
The distance to the race area from the harbor is approx. 1 – 1.5 nautical miles. Time to sail to race area – between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on wind direction and force. 

Obstructions en route:
The racing area is not subject to commercial shipping, only recreational shipping and sailing is permitted on Lake Balaton. 


Launching facilities – 1 dockside crane + 1 additional dockside crane at a nearby harbor (upon hauling-out)
Mooring facilities— BYC Marina, fully equipped 100+ yachts harbor with all facilities at excellent quality.
Mast stepping equipment availability – Gin poles + separate mast stepping crane available on the club area.
Location of marine supply and repair shops: Sailmaker’s overnight repair facilities, and marine supply shops within walking distancE.
Trailer storage — adjacent to Club (approximately 200m).