Irish Victory, Silver for Germany, and Bronze for Hungary at the J24 EC

Balatonfüred, Hungary – August 27, 2023 – Between August 20th and 27th, the Balatonfüredi Yacht Club, in collaboration with the Hungarian J24 Class Association, the Hungarian Sailing Federation, and the International J24 Class Association hosted the J24 European Championship. With 8 nations, 42 boats, and 210 competitors, the event took place over 5 days with 5 valid races out of
the planned 10. Due to challenging wind conditions, no races were possible on the final day, so medals were awarded based on the standings from the fourth day.


Five Races In, Irish, German, and Hungarian Teams Lead the J24 European Championship on Lake Balaton

The 2023 J24 European Championship continued with two more races on Lake Balaton on Saturday, August 26th. After five races, the Irish team is currently in the lead, with Cillian DICKSON at the helm of „Headcase,” maintaining their top position. In second place is Stefan KARSUNKE skippering „Schwere Jungs,” and in third place, the best Hungarian team is represented by SALLAI Gábor on board „iJroncat,” despite incurring a black flag disqualification during today’s race 5. The introduction of the elimination race after the fifth race has slightly shifted the earlier podium standings.


2023 J24 European Championship Sets Sail in Balatonfüred

Balatonfüred, August 22, 2023 – After two and a half days of registration and inspection, the highly anticipated 2023 J24 European Championship officially commenced at the Balatonfüredi Yacht Club in Balatonfüred, Hungary. Organized jointly by the Hungarian J24 Class, Balatonfüredi Yacht Club, and Hungarian Sailing Federation, this event brings together 8 countries, 42 teams, and 210 sailors on board to compete for the coveted European Championship title.

Over the course of 5 days, the championship will feature a total of 10 races. The first day of racing, August 23, is scheduled to include three races as competitors set out to navigate the challenging waters of Lake Balaton.

The event kicked off with a practise race at 3:00 PM in light and variable winds of 4-6 knots from the west. The practice race was claimed by the Hungarian boat HUN205 „Twenty Big 5,” securing the first place. The Greek entry GRE751 „Hellenic Police” secured second place, followed closely by the German entry GER4406 „Jux und Dollerei” in third place.