2018 420 Class Eastern Europe Championship
A brand new combined event, the 420/470 Eastern Europe Championship, is taking place in Lithuania from 12-16 September.
The Championship is open to all teams, with the Eastern European nations being a specific target. Recognizing that sometimes travel to venues can be prohibitive, the 420/470 Classes have taken the joint decision to take a dedicated Championship to the region. Both Classes are particularly looking forward to welcoming entries from: Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine
The Championship is being organized by the Lietuvos 470 asociacija (Lithuanian 470 Class Association) in partnership with the International 420 and 470 Class Associations, with 10 races scheduled over 4 days. Take a read of the Notice of Race.
Lithuania is a perfect host venue due to its location, and is expected to attract a strong line-up of teams. The Championship format will feature separate racing for the 420 and 470 fleets over four days of racing and the option to use three course areas. Racing will be open, with no separate divisions for men and women, and titles awarded to the 470 Class Eastern European Champion and 420 Class Eastern European Champion.
Entries should be in by 1 September 2018 with a fee of €60 per boat and €10 for coaches/support team members. Go to 2018easterneuropeans.470.org
The Organizing Committee of the East Europe Championship is the Lithuania 470 Association.
President: Antanas Juodsnukis
Wind: 4-10 m/s
Water temp: ~20 C
Weather temp: ~20 C
Depth: from 9 metres to 40 metres
Course Areas are detailed in the Notice of Race
Getting to the Venue
There are two airports that you can reach by Wizzair, Ryanair, Lufthansa and other airlines from most countries and capitals.
How to get from airport: Vilnius is 100 km from the marina. You could reach it by car in 1 hour, or via train (€8), bus (€8), taxi (€100)
Kaunas is 10min by car to the marina
You can also reach Lithuania by ferry from Germany, Swedan, Finland and Denmark to the port of Klaipeda, It is 220km from Klaipeda to Kaunas marina.
A range of accommodation options are available:
Hotel “Perkūno namai” ****
Price 24€ / night per person. With breakfast. 10 min by car to marine.
In the valley of Century-old oak trees for more than 20 years ago opened the first Lithuanian family four-star hotel-restaurant ‘Thunder house. Waiting for you are 29 modern rooms: 2 two-room suites, 6 mini-suites, 11 singles, 10 doubles. www.perkuno-namai.lt
Hotel “Ibis” ***
Price: 18€ / night per person. With breakfast. 10 min by car to marine.
Ibis Kaunas Centre, equipped with 125 guest rooms, 2 conference rooms, a restaurant. A definite advantage of the hotel – the historic Old Town neighborhood. It is an ideal place for business and leisure stays, from here, guests will be able to comfortably navigate the city of Kaunas. www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-8622-ibis-kaunas-centre/index.shtml
Motel “Kauno Jachtklubas”
15€ / night per person. In the marine
Hotel White Sails offers 35 cozy, modern rooms. You can simultaneously accommodate 70 guests. There are two deluxe rooms. The rooms are with one double bed, two single (can be pushed together). www.jachtklubas.lt
Find out more at 2018easterneuropeans.470.org