2017 420 Open European Championships

Venue: Delta Falirou. Athens, Greece
Organizing Authority: NOTK, Nautical Club of Tzitzifies Kallithea
Pre-event: 17-19 July 2017
Sailors arrive: For main event by 19 July
Coaches arrive: 19 July (one may arrive earlier if required for pre-event)
Regatta dates: 22-30 July 2017
Team Hotel: Metropolitan Hotel, Athens
Accommodation available on dates as required
Depart: 31 July 2017
Website: http://2017europeans.420sailing.org/en/default/races/race

The 420 class will select a GBR team of the following teams of sailors:
Open Europeans – 7 boats comprising of male/mixed pairs.
Ladies’ Europeans – 7 boats comprising of female pairs.
U17 Europeans– 6 boats 3 male or mixed pairs and 3 female pairs.

The team will travel independently and arrange their own flights and transfers. All sailors will stay in the nominated hotel, on a half board basis, with volunteer house parents. Sailors are expected to have arrived by 19 July. The class will assist with coordination of the event and logistics for boat transport. All entries will be made by the class. All participants are required to display their country flag on the mainsail. One set of Union Jacks will be supplied by the class. Sailors will be required to wear team kit as appropriate. Suggested flights are listed below.

Proposed logistics:

The following accommodation has been reserved:
Metropolitan hotel, Athens, 385 Syngrou Avenue

  • Room for 2 persons € 70 per person per night on half-board basis
  • 25 rooms booked for 40 sailors, 4 houseparents, 4 coaches and 2 drivers
  • Half-board includes breakfast and a three course evening meal with room cleaned daily.

Halfboard accommodation for the full 15 days, plus group expenses including boat transport etc, is likely to total £1,850 per sailor, excluding non-hotel food, flights and transfers.

Full paymentspayment is due as per the selection notice and the deposit as detailed below.


Independent fly or drive
Flights from Heathrow to Athens:
The airport is 10 miles from the venue

BA640 at 14.05 Sunday 16 July arrives 19.45 £148
Wednesday 19th 6.55 arrives 12.40 £148

Return: 31 July BA639 13.35-15.40 £148 now Wizz air, EasyJet more expensive.
Ryan Air £50 to Milan

Boat transport:
This will be coordinated by the team with volunteer drivers for group trailers: It will cost approximately £550 per sailor.

The sailors will be provided with four coaches

What you need to do:

  • We need 6 volunteer drivers to tow three trailers to Athens.
  • We need 4 volunteer house parents.
  • Accept your place by Wednesday 19th April, 6pm
  • Work out how you will get there
  • Book your flight
  • Order your kit
  • Confirm transport of your boat
  • Confirm your room dates
  • Pay your deposit £250 per sailor (per event)
    • Sort code​ 60 20 40
    • Account​ 79101518
    • BACS transfers preferred
    • Cheques payable to Int 420 Class British Association, posted to:
    • Mrs P Baker
      British 420 Class Association
      Lewes Road, Ashurstwood
      East Grinstead
      West Sussex
      RH19 3TD

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