Practical informations

About supporting boats and registration:

Why do you have to pay double?
  • The initial plan was that the two events (Silver Cup, Gold Cup) would have run under a single license.
  • Unfortunately, the authorities did not support the idea of ​​a viable event
  • This is important because the provisional operating licenses for support boats are not linked to dates but to events.
  • Therefore, it is necessary to pay the registration of the support boats separately for each event
    The registration and the transfer for the Silver Cup must be completed by July 25 at the latest.
Important information for supporting boats
  • Support boats leave the port only with their own team, or for rescue purposes.
  • The support boat can only perform support tasks.It is strictly forbidden to wakeboarding, bathing, traveling, cruising, ect., with the support boats.
  • Everyone drives the support boats under his own responsibility.
  • The temporary permit for the support boats applies only to the area of ​​the event, only during the event and beyond that the vessels can not operate.
  • At lake Balaton there is a storm signal system. Which is a system of flashing lights around the lake. This system has two stages. A less frequent (stage I.) and a more blinking (stage II.) one.
  • At stage I. it is highly recommended to use the life jacket.
  • At stage II. it is recommended for all.

Charter boats are available:

For the FINN Class contact:  PataBoats, or or the IFA.

For the Byte CII Class at a cost of 500€ (including transport) for the event, contact Nautivela – directly:

The port is equipped with all the modern infrastructure and facilities required for organising and hosting a successful international regatta.

Boat Landing Area and Facilities:

The harbour can host a total number of 150 boats. There are 3 slipways and around 10-15 boats can be launched in a minute.


Coachboats can be launched with the Sailing Club’s power crane, which is conveniently located at the entrance of the Sailing Club, easily accessible by car. Trained staff available from 8-17, free for the competitors.

Motor Boats

The Sailing Club’s motor boat park is well prepared to serve the offshore activities of an international regatta. Apart from the standard size cabin motor boat – appropriate for starting and/or Jury boat function – and the 4 multi purpose RIBs, several yachts with inboard engine are also available to support regatta organisation on the water.

Free Car Parking

There is a free car parking area in the Sailing Club for all vehicles and trailers. The parking area will be looked after by security personnel during the regatta. As the capacity of the parking lot is limited, so availability can not be guaranteed for unlimited vehicles. Details will be fixed later.

Club Restaurant & Buffet

The Restaurant lies in the epicenter of the Sailing Club. It serves a variety of cold and hot dishes, refreshments, hot and cold beverages as well as alcoholic drinks. It is open from 7am until 10pm. The inside and outside seating area makes it convenient to dine in every weather condition.

Toilette and Shower Facilities

The lavatories are centrally located within the Sailing Club. Both the men’s and women’s section bath rooms can be found both in the boatpark and in the restaurant area. The rest rooms equipped with English type toilettes, urinals, wash basins and shower facilities too.

Social facilities

Free wifi available in the harbour area. The widescreen TV and free billiard located in the restaurant of the harbour.

Local Driving Directions useful reaching the Boat Park:
By car the easiest way is to take the main road 71. If you’re coming from Budapest, you can use the motorway M7 (until the exit by the kilometre-sign 90, towards Balatonfüred). The distance from Budapest to Balatonfüred is 130 kms. Please note, that on all motorways (M1-M7) you have to buy a vignette sold at petrol stations.

There is a fast growing highway network in Hungary (1,480 km in total). Each highway starts at Budapest. These are the most useful motorways:

  • M1 – connection to Győr, Austria and Slovakia (west)
  • M3/M30/M35 – connection towards Ukrain
  • M5 – connection to Serbia, via Kecskemét and Szeged (south-east)
  • M6/M60 – Connection to Dunaújváros and Pécs (south)
  • M7/M70 – connection to Lake Balaton, from Croatia and Slovenia (south-west)

By plane: the closest international airport is Budapest Liszt Ferenc  Airport, which operates flights to most European destinations.

You  need to take a bus from the airport to Déli pályaudvar (Railway Station) and take the train to Balatonfüred (about 2 hours)

Distances from European cities:

  • Wien                        270 km
  • Rijeka                      385 km
  • Beograd                400 km
  • Koper                      450 km
  • Praha                       620 km
  • München               660 km
  • Malcesine              755 km
  • Warsaw                  930 km
  • Rome                     1100 km

Address: Balatonfüred, Kouvola Str. 1.   46°57’26″N 17°54’50″E
Phone no of the Marina Reception: +36-87/581 555; +36-20/942 2285


Club has a very good relationship with  lot of written press for example: Hajó magazin, Vitorlázás and Porthol. For our regatta we could offer to make movies what people can viewed on our website or facebook. 

Average Wind & Weather Conditions:

Lake Balaton is the largest lake in Central Europe situated in the middle of the  TransDanubian  territory in the western part of the country. The 77-km-length and the 14-km-width form a 600-squarekilometre-water surface. Tihany peninsula divides the lake into two parts, forming  a strait, – with a width of about 1 km  – where you can find the deepest point of the lake. with 11. This 11 m deep spot is known as the ’Tihany Well’ and it was created by the periodical stream of the longitudinal movement of the water due to the E-W or W-E winds. The main axis of the lake lies approximately SW-NE.

The water depth varies between 0.5 and 5 metres, the smaller one on the Southern shore, and it becomes 2 metres after a 600-1000 m distance. At the hilly Northern shore the depth starts with about 1.5 m and reaches the above mentioned 5 metres relatively soon. Since the water of the lake warms rapidly, it is possible to swim there from spring to autumn. The water of the southern shore, being much shallower than that of the northern shore, sometimes reaches a temperature of 25 Celsius, and for that reason it is a real paradise for children, the sands there have a velvety texture.

The wave pattern is very special. The short and relatively high waves are very rough when it blows. The wavelength is 3-4 metres, occasionally 6 metres but only in strong wind. The height of the waves is usually 1 metre but in strong wind it may reach 1.5 metres and the crests fall through. In very rare circumstances, over a wind speed 80 km/hour, the wave crests are taken away and the water starts to form a dusting steam which is very dangerous.

During the suggested regatta time, wind conditions are balanced but varied.

Actual weather conditions can be found here: