Early Bird Entry For 2014 Europeans Fast Approaching

27 January 2014

This is to remind you that Early Bird Entry Deadline for the Europeans 2014 is approaching.

The initial entry deadline for the MKB Bank Melges 24 European Championship 2014, taking place on the Lake Balaton from 2 to 9 May, is on Saturday 1 February so if you plan to enter and want to take advantage of the early entry discount take action now and make your entry at the event website. Competitors who have already made their entry but not yet paid their entry fee are reminded that they need to make their payments before 1 February to avoid paying the 30% late entry fee. The payments made after 1 March but before 2 April 2014 will be accepted subject to a 50% late entry fee. As today we have 38 entries already – entry list melges24europeans14.com.

Please note that Notice of Race Amendment No. 1 was issued in order to correct the account number of the MKB Bank Sailing Yacht Club for the entry fee payments.

At the same time take a chance to book rooms for the event also. Please note that the regatta venue has its own hotel facility (Club Hotel Balatonfüred) with around 40 rooms which are being made available for the exclusive use of the Melges 24 Europeans. There are many reasons and facilities to have a good and relaxing time at this hotel: swimming pool, deck chairs, sauna, tennis court, mini golf, bowling, billiard etc. Gallery

Accommodation Coordinator Kriszta Ecsodi will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect accommodation. You can contact Kriszta at ecsodikriszta@gmail.com. More possibilities you’ll find at Balatonfured Tourism Website.

To be ready for the season, check out:
1. New Melges 24 Class Rules - The changes were made in rules’ paragraphs concerning crew limitations, hiking lines, spreaders, batten, jib construction, bowsprit launch line cleat and short stanchion.
2. Order your new Melges 24 Stanchions today – according to the official stanchion height rule change. Place an order before February 1, 2014 and receive a 20% discount.

Please share this information among the class members as you should have the most updated list of their details so far. At the same time please feel free to renew the membership database on our website www.melges24.com.

And last but not least – follow the first Southern Hemisphere World Championship from January 27 to February 2 to be held in Royal Geelong Yacht Club, Australia.