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Event Info

Lightning Europeans 2020

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10-14 June 2020 in Alexandroupolis Greece.
Come and sail in Northern Greece, on the east side close to the Istanbul border.
The European Championship takes place since 1956. Many competent sailors from Europe and other countries participate in these Lightning class races.
Nautical Club of Alexandroupolis, with the experience of the successfull organization of the international “NOA regatta” for 11 years, now is the organizer of the 63rd Lightning Europeans.


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Key Points


Location:Alexandroupolis is located in the NorthEast of Greece only 302km from Istanbul, 279km from Burgas, 433km from Constanta and 305km from Thessaloniki.
Weather conditions:Great weather conditions all year round, with steady winds 8-18 knots. During past 8 years events 54 races sailed over 57 scheduled !
Club’s Facilities:

Changing rooms and bathrooms at the club’s premises. A crane for the Lightnings and rib boats launching.  Allocated spaces at the new floating pontoons west of the club, for the Lightnings (fenders and lines are required). Water hoses for flushing the boats and equipment, at specific places at the parking lot. Parking area for the boats and trailers with 24 hours guard and designated parking for the empty containers and teams’ cars. A special frame/base  suitable for Lightnings, is available for the boats that need hull or keel repairs. Forklift and crane for handling the containers and the boats during arrival and departure from the event. 

Summer Vacation:Alexandroupolis is ideal for summer vacations with nice beaches and restaurants. Three 5 stars Hotels among many others are available to accommodate with very attractive prices.

Wind Statistics


Nautathletic Club Alexandroupolis


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Lightning European Championship 2020 Canceled

Nautathletic Club of Alexandroupolis and the Organizing Committee of Lightning European Championship 2020
(scheduled for 10-14 June 2020) has to announce the cancelation of the event due to Covid-19 crisis restrictions.


We hope to meet each other in Alexandroupolis for Lightning European Championship 2021 !


Till then, stay safe and take care.