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THE VENUE



Host club of the event, Jadralno Društvo J-24, is based in Marina Izola, the tourist harbor of one of Slovenia's three major coastal towns Izola. A pleasant old town, very much alive during summer season (and all year around in sailing aspect), situated in the centre of Slovenian shoreline between Portorož and Koper, only a dozen kilometers from Italian and Croatian borders. A modern marina with all necessary facilities and nearby restaurants and hotels is a logical home for an active sailing club.

 


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 Match Racing regattas.

 

Check out some nice 360 pictures of Izola here.

 

Usual racing area is just outside the marina. 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, or from the nearby hill Belvedere.

 

 

 

More detailed maps to the venue here