11 May 2012
2012 470 Europeans - EarlyBird Entry Extended
The International 470 Class is extending the reduced entry fee date for the European Championship in Largs, Scotland until 2359 hours UTC on Friday 25 May 2012. Boats that enter on or before this new cut-off date will pay only EUR300 per boat. After Friday 25 May the entry will pay the normal entry fee of EUR400 per boat.
The 470 European Championship 2012 will take place in Largs, Scotland from 25 June – 4 July 2012. Host venue, Largs Sailing Club in Ayrshire is one of Scotland's premier dinghy and keel boat racing clubs, and boasts a state of the art clubhouse, with immediate access to some of the best and most scenic racing water in Europe.
Located on the west coast of Scotland, about 30 minutes’ drive west of Glasgow, Largs is a well proven championship sailing venue. Events recently hosted include the 2009 RYA Volvo Youth National Championships, 2009 Optimist UK Nationals and the 2010 Laser Radial Worlds.
The 470 European Championship is a key fixture on the international calendar. Many teams will go straight from Scotland to represent their nations on the start line at the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, just over a month later.
The Championship will be sailed over several race courses with the men/mixed and women fleets sailing separately. Racing gets underway on 28 June 2012 and boats will be seeded, based on their past performance, for the 6 race qualifying series into fleets of around 40 boats. Teams will then be allocated to the gold and silver fleets for the final series, and after a further six scheduled races the top 10 teams from the gold fleet will make the cut to the final medal race show down on Wednesday 4 July 2012.