EUROSAF Match Racing Open European Championship 2018 will take place in Tallinn, Estonia, at Haven Kakumäe Marina, from 8 to 12 August. The regatta is organized by Tallinn Yacht Club, Haven Kakumäe Sailing Center, and Estonian Match Race Union.
A maximum of 16 teams can participate in the event and the qualification is based on world rankings. Estonia, as organizing country, is allowed to enter up to 4 teams. Moreover, Estonian match race sailor Mati Sepp, standing 6th in current world rankings, can be considered as one of the favorites of this competition. Six equal boats, Haven Kakumäe Sailing Center's Blue Sail 24s, will be used for racing.
The competiton will be held at Estonia's first and only sailing stadium, located in the new Maritime Center of Haven Kakumäe. Races will take place very close to the audience and tribunes are built to allow a good spectacle and overview. Commentators will explain all that happens during the competition to the audience both on the spot and through media. International TV and online broadcast will be provided. For spectators at the venue a big screen will be set up in the marina.
For further information please contact:
Phone: +372 50 52 526
Secretary General of Estonian Yachting Union
Phone: +372 56 43 914
Photographic credits: Match race competition on Blue Sail 24 boats (Author: Haven Kakumäe Sailing Center) and Haven Kakumäe Marina (Author: Kaupo Kalda).