Though host club of the event, Jadralno Društvo J-24, is based in Marina Izola, Audi Quattro Junior Cup takes place in Koper, the biggest town on
Slovenian coast. This is because Audi Junior Cup is strongly conected with Slovenia Match Race Cup and in the past both events were held in the same week. In the last years Audi Junior Cup has grown so much, it needed it's own time and space.
On shore facilities and Race Office for Audi Junior Cup are situated in Marina Koper, home of supporting Sailing Club Jadro Koper, just minutes away from towns center.
The bay in front of the town's
tourist harbor has very few windless days per year, and no matter what wind is
blowing, the race course can be set just in front of the main pier. Koper with
its pleasant seafront very much alive during summer season, is situated in the
Slovenian shoreline and only a couple kilometers from Italian and Croatian borders.
Pleasant Mediterranean climate enables an all year round sailing season, and attracts sailors from whole Europe. Regular NW daily winds of 5-15 knots are sometimes replaced with stronger NE (Bora) or SE (Jugo) winds when a weather system crosses the area. Calm to moderate sea conditions even with stronger winds, and barely noticeable sea currents, are a perfect setting for all kind of sailing regattas.
Usual racing area is just outside the marina and the towns harbor. Exit to the
racing area for competitors is not time consuming. And more important,
spectators can have a good view of racing from surrounding piers and shores and