Video: International 'Blue Ribbon Regatta' at Balaton, 18 – 20 July

  • 18 Jul 2019 12:47 PM
Video: International 'Blue Ribbon Regatta' at Balaton, 18 – 20 July
This 'Kékszalag' race at Lake Balaton is the oldest lake sailing competition in Europe. The participating fleet is usually around 600 boats, making it a real spectacle for spectators.

The course is longer than other similar sailing regattas, such as the Bol d'Or, the Rund um and the Centomiglia, at a distance of 155 km or 84 nautical miles in length, with the course record set at 7 hours 13 minutes by Fifty Fifty in 2014.

The Kékszalag was sailed in the 'even years' between 1934 - 1942, after World War II in the 'odd years' between 1947 - 2001, and yearly ever since.

The regatta starts and finishes at Balatonfüred, and race participation is open to everybody.

More: 
hunsail.hu/english 

MTI Photo: 
Bodnár Boglárka

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