EUROSAF AND INTERNATIONAL 420 CLASS LAUNCH BRAND NEW EUROPEAN CIRCUIT
The European Sailing Federation (EUROSAF) and the International 420 Class Association have joined forces to launch a new EUROSAF 420 regatta circuit.
EUROSAF, the continental association for the sport of sailing in Europe, and the International 420 Class Association, the world's most popular two-person youth dinghy, have set up the EUROSAF 420 Circuit, a circuit of regattas within Europe, to foster and promote two-person dinghy sailing in Europe.
The 2018/2019 circuit will comprise five events across Europe starting with the Imperia Winter Regatta in Italy and ending at Kiel Week 2019.
EUROSAF will award medals to the top placed Boys/Mixed U19, Girls U19 and Open U17 teams across the five events. The best boys’ and girls’ teams under 19 and the best team under 17 will be eligible for an extra starting place (over the quotas for their nation) at the 2019 420 Junior European Championships in Vilagarcia de Arousa, north-western Spain, 23-30 July 2019, with the entry fee waived.
“This event is a great opportunity for young sailors from all over Europe to meet, exchange, and compete at an international level. By traveling further afield than their home waters they will discover new regattas and new fellow sailors and enhance their experience. By being consistent in their results they will have a European recognition within their reach. In addition, we expect the selected regattas to see an increase in participation, especially from other parts of Europe”, commented Josep M. Pla, President of EUROSAF.
|Event 1||Imperia Winter Regatta - Imperia, Italy||7-9 December 2018|
|Event 2||Carnival Regatta - Vilamoura, Portugal||2-4 March 2019|
|Event 3||Athens International 420 Sailing Week and Greek Nationals - Athens, Greece||22-25 March 2019|
|Event 4||CIMA - International Cup of the Mediterranean and of Friendship - Marseillan, France||16-21 April 2019|
|Event 5||Kiel Week 2019 - Kiel, Germany||27-30 June 2019|