14 boats from 8 countries will set sail on the waters of Balatonföldvár to compete for the European title. Nine races are scheduled from 18 through 20 of July.
The Championship starts on Saturday with a practice race followed by the Opening Ceremony at Spartacus Sailing Club Balatonföldvár. Three races and a social programme is scheduled for each raceday from Sunday through Tuesday. The forecast is promising, the organizers expect 10-15 knots of northerly winds on Sunday and Monday. Local co-favorites are host club members Péter Tenke and his strong team of Martin Tenke, Marcell Goszleth, and Levente Takácsy.
The L30 is a 30-foot, lightweight (1820 kg) racing boat with lifting keel and rudder blades. The L30 boat concept was developed by Rodion Luka, Olympic medalist (2004), World Champion (2005) in 49er Class and Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009 participant. He teamed up with Andrej Justin, designer of RC44 to make outstanding boat which combines good all round offshore performance, easy logistic, strict one design and is affordable for a wide range of sailors.
The boat has been tested since November 2015. It was developed perfectly in all details. The speed record of 24.7 knots was achieved in rough sea conditions in 34 knots TWS. The boat performs exceptionally in light wind as well showing 2.8 knots boat speed in 1.9 knots TWS. The complete carbon rigging is manufactured by Pauger Composites in Hungary.