Spoštovani jadralci,

sporočamo vam, da regate EUROCUP 29er 2016, predvidene za 9.-11.Septembra 2016, v JK Pirat Portorož zaradi premajhnega števila prijavljenih jadralcev NE BOMO IZPELJALI.

Zahvaljujemo se vam za razumevanje.
JK Pirat

Dear 29er sailors,

we're very sorry to inform you that we have to cancel the Eurocup 29er 2016 race, scheduled for the 9th-11th of September 2016. Until the last day of the early entry fee registration only two crews officially entered the race.

We wish you fair winds and a successful finish of the 2016 sailing season. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Pirat Sailing Club

Dear 29er sailors, 

you are cordially invited to attend the 2016 Eurocup for 29er in Portorož, Slovenia. It's going to be another great event in a beautiful venue of Piran bay, that has successfully offered its seas to some big sailing events in the past: RC44 first testings, Musto Skiff Europeans in 2011, Fireball 2013 Europeans and Worlds, Eurocup for 29er in 2014 , Moth Eurocup 2016 and many others. Sailing Club Pirat, the host of the Eurocup 29er Regatta, is for many years now proudly organizing the biggest sailing event in Slovenian seas, the opti Easter Regatta, welcoming more than 500 young sailors, their parents and couches from ten European countries and more that 150 sailing clubs.

Please, read the following information about the entry, the program and some other interesting facts that can come handy while arriving to Slovenia. It's a small country, very easily accessible by car, plane, bus or train, and can offer lots to see in just two days. Therefore we're not inviting only you, our dear 29er sailors, but for a short September break also your parents and friends. Welcome to the country with LOVE in its name, WELCOME to sLOVEnia!

We're very thankful to the following sponsors and donators: Občina Piran / Piran Municipality, Bernardin group, Fonda, Interexpo, Sailing Point, Rooster, Turistično združenje Portorož, Nautivelo, P&P Group.

Obcina piran logo   Bernardin group   fonda       Sailing point   rooster   Portoroz turizem  



Early entry fee 130EUR (till August 31st)
Late entry fee 150EUR (after August 31st)


Thursday, 8th September 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. : Registration and late fee payment
Friday, 9th September 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  : Registration and late fee payment
Friday, 9th September 2016 at 9:30 : Coach and competitor meeting
Friday, 9th  - Sunday 11th September 2016 : Race days

RACE OFFICE OPENING HOURS (subject to change)

SEP 9: 08:00-12:30 & 14:00-18:00
SEP 10: 09:00-12:30 & 14:00-18:00
SEP 11: 09:00-11:00 & 17:00-18:00




Regata organisation: Vera Maraspin, +386 31 201 827, #EM#766470622a686775697a7a62624d696271787e3d777a7b#EM#
Arrival and store trailers: Robi Giurgevich, +386 41 925 351, #EM#726e60667671616e7d496d666d646221737e7f#EM#

Hoteli Bernardin Eurocup 2016


General: September is weather wise one of the most pleasant months in Portorož. The hottest summer days are already over but the weather can be still very nice and warm. The average maximum daily temperature is 23.9° C. Even if September is the month with the highest monthly precipitation average (120 mm of precipitation), the rainy events are rather short lasting and intensive. The average number of days with rain above 10 mm/day in September is 3.4 The atmosphere is already getting more stable thus the number of thunderstorms is relatively small (3.6 per month comparing with 8.2 in July). The precipitation events and thunderstorms are mainly associated with the passages of cold fronts which are getting more frequent comparing with summer months.

Values for Portorož (September), period 1971-2000
Average maximum daily temperature (°C): 23,9
Average minimum daily temperature (°C): 13,0
Average No. of days with the max. temp. > 25°C: 10
Average monthly sunshine duration (hours): 223
Average monthly precipitation (mm): 120,5


The most relevant wind data for race area in front of Portorož is the one from oceanographic and meteorological buoy Vida located few miles from the racing area in front of Piran. The wind rose from meteorological buoy indicates that most frequent winds are sea breezes from WSW to NW. The general direction of the sea breeze depends on the general pressure gradient. It varies between WSW to NW. The sea breeze usually starts around 11 am, is the strongest around 2pm and it dies between 6 and 7pm. The strength of the sea breeze is usually from 8 to 14 kts. Land breezes in the morning are generally weak, stronger after the Bora episodes. Stronger gradient winds are expected from two dominant directions. S (SE in the Portorož bay) – jugo (Scirocco in Italian) and mainly from NE (Bora). SE-S winds are normally blowing before the approach of the cold fronts. Sometimes they mix with sea breeze resulting in the sea breeze from SW. Bora is associated with the period after the passage of cold fronts and contrary to the winter and spring months doesn't last for longer periods. The longer episodes with Bora are associated with lows in the N Adriatic but the probability of their appearance is quite low in September. Bora is a katabatic gusty wind and gusts can easily reach more than 30 kts. The North Adriatic Sea is still quite warm in September, the average temperature is around 22 deg. C. Sea can get temporary colder after the intensive Bora episodes, but it regains the normal temperature in a few days.