General information

The best Nacra 15 sailors will gather in Geneva for the 2020 European Championship. Last major event before the World Sailing Youth Worlds in Brasil, more than 60 teams are expected to compete on Lake Geneva, one of the hardest to sail. 

If you to know more about this Championship, the class and how small catamarans have developed over the past few years, check our article !

🗓 DATES 🗓

Saturday, 17th October 2020 to Friday, 23rd October 2020

For the detailed program, have a look at the dedicated tab

🇨🇭 LOCATION🇨🇭

Geneva, Switzerland

Well known for its Jet d'Eau, Geneva is a lovely place to sail surrounded by mountains. The Lake is thus very tricky with shifty winds. But don't be fooled by apparences, it can be very windy too ! Bonus: sailing in fresh water will be perfect to wash your boat !

📍 ORGANIZERS📍

This event will be organized collectively by two next door sailing clubs, joining their forces to insure the best event possible on the water and ashore. The coordination will be done by the Swiss catamaran association. 

- SOCIETE NAUTIQUE DE GENEVE -

All the boats will be parked there and all the social events will happen there, as well as the registration, etc. This sailing club is full of history, having won twice the America's Cup thanks to Alinghi.

- YACHT CLUB DE GENÈVE -

Smaller by the size but not by the engagement, this club will provide additional material, staff and also space for all the road trailers. 

- RACES.CH -

The Swiss Catamaran Association will be coordinating the event between the different players.

🛏 ACCOMMODATIONS🛏

We are currently working on the subject in order to propose you a list of affordable places to stay.

You can already find a list of accommodations HERE

💡 USEFUL DOCUMENTS & INFORMATION 💡

Tip #1

You have to pay to use highways, as soon as you enter the country. It's 40.- CHF (around 35€), even if you use them for only 5 km. If you want to save this cost, study your ride !

Tip #2

"When you stay in a hotel, a youth hostel or a campsite in the canton, you will receive a "Geneva Transport Card" free of charge. With this card, public transport in Geneva is free for the full duration of your stay. This personal and non-transferable card will be given to you when you arrive at your accommodation. It permits unlimited travel on Geneva's public transport network (UNIRESO: bus (TPG), train (CFF) and boat (Mouettes Genevoises) for the full duration of your stay.” 

Tip #3

The currency used in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc. You can consult the exchange rates HERE

Tip #4

Electricity

Voltage: 220-230 V / Frequency: 50 Hz

 Electrical outlet: Type C CEE 7/16 (2-pin) - Type J SEV 1011 (3-pin)

Tip #5

For more tips, you can consult the Good to know page of Geneva's Tourism Office

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