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Where we will be sailing - lake Traunsee

Sheer beauty. Lake Traunsee is situated in the upper-Austrian part of the region Salzkammergut. Here you are surrounded by high mountains and it seems as if heaven and earth are touching. This extraordinary scenery is the perfect setting for the  EUROSAF European Para Inclusion Sailing Championships 2019.

On its Eastern shore, Austria´s deepest lake is very steep and inaccessible, while the Western shore is characterized by sweet meadows.The waters are incredibly clear and the lake is framed in a perfect way by wonderful landscape and  pretty villages like a string of pearls.  Gmunden, Altmünster, Traunkirchen and Ebensee  are as well worth visiting than the lake itself.

For the  participants at the European Championships there will be the sailors party in the romantic watercastle Schloss Orth. The prize awarding ceremony after the last race will take place at  the beautiful clubhouse of the UYCT at Espalande with a beautiful view of the watercastle.

Who wants to take his time, can discover a lot more round lake Traunsee.  A trip to Salzburg or onto the mountain Traunstein, to the most beautiful valley Almtal, to the manifold small galleries and regional shops and to the excellent restaurants  really is worthwhile.

The Sailing Area

Lake Traunsee is a jewel for sailors and has an excellent reputation as  top destination

Lake Traunsee is a jewel for sailors and has an excellent reputation as top destination.

It is not only pleasing for the eye and the general sense of well-being but it is also one of Austria´s  most challenging and manifold sailing areas. 

The more ambitious climb up the almost 1700m of mountain Traunstein to study the winds in advance. During longer periods of warm weather special conditions arise: the phenomen of „Ober-“ and „Niederwind“ ( northerly and southerly winds) is a special feature of lake Traunsee  – a regional counterpart to the famous  wind "Ora" at Lake Garda in Italy; that is why sometimes Lake Traunsee is called "little Lake Garda".  

Lake Traunsee is embedded between the distinctive mountain  Traunstein, the mountain region  Höllengebirge and  Totes Gebirge -  these high mountains and various valleys provide demanding wind - and sailing conditions. Even during stable high- pressure phases  almost  every day we have thermic winds of 3-4 Beaufort.

Facts:
191m deep  – Austria´s deepest lake
12km long und 3km wide

The Other European Championship

1. It is the first of its kind

1. It is the first of its kind

The fact that disabled and non-disabled athletes can compete without restriction on equal terms is a novelty in the holding of European Sailing Championships.

The  idea of inclusion is the red thread that unites the days spent together sailing.

And for the first time there will  be only one inclusion score!

2. It is barrier-free

2. It is barrier-free

Barrier- free access begins at our website and continues throughout  all topics - such as parking, on-site registration, access to the jetties,  the locations for partying together and last but not least the price-giving ceremony.

3. It is international

3. It is international

Not only the participants are international  but also the race-management and the jury. All race managers have the ISAF status IRO and are being constantly trained.

The more of you participate the more international the event!

We are looking forward to a wild mixture of languages, experiences and stories.

4. It will be lots of fun

4. It will be lots of fun

Not only sporting seriousness and ambition find their place at the first EUROSAF European Para Inclusion Sailing Championships 2019 but also the common joy and pleasure.

Besides the opening and closing ceremonies there will be a great program - wine and dine together, DJs, a wine tasting of the winery Herman Leeb.

5. It tastes good

5. It tastes good

Included in the competitors´ package is  the welcome gift and the catering which includes four sailors dinners and the sailors party and a farewell gift at the price giving ceremony.

In addition the excellent gastronomy around lake Traunsee offers plenty of possibilities to discover regional cuisine.

6. It is well organized

6. It is well organized

In order for everything to work and function smoothly, we look forward to many volunteers who will offer a helping hand on site.

From shuttle service to joint events, from the races  to the Live Tracking , from  the cranes on the jetties to  the accessible toilet facilities - we can rely on our experience in  organisation also in the field of barrier liberty.

The Yacht Club

Founded in 1888, the Union Yachtclub Traunsee is one of Austria´s  oldest and most prestigious clubs. The clubhouse, situated at Gmundens´s lake promenade, Esplanade, and opposite the water castle Schloss Orth,  is one of Austria´s most beautiful of its kind.

But the UYCT is also very special for other reasons.Many various events and regular investments in the structure and infrastructure testify the competency of the club and its board of administration. The sailing event Traunseewoche  with its huge field of participants is only one of many competitions that are held here on a regular basis.

Club life is also highly active as you can see when you have a look  at the club´s website:

http://www.uyct.at/info/news.html

THE HOST TEAM

The Austrian Inclusion Team is a regular guest on Lake Traunsee and feel like at home. In order to recognize them at first sight during the European Para Inclusion Sailing Championship, they are happy to present themselves right here:

Mario Graus SCTWV Achensee

Mario Graus SCTWV Achensee

disabled

Only one year after my accident, in 2018 for the first time I was placed on a sailing boat, a 2.4mR. My trainer insisted that I should partake at the Austrian Championship in Velden at Lake Wörthersee. It was my fist competition and I finished vice champion! At present I am busy skiing as a preparation for the EC.I am looking very much forward to this event.

Hubert Stockner SCTWV Achensee

Hubert Stockner SCTWV Achensee

disabled

For me, sailing is to commit myself to the elements and to ( hopefully) have a steady hand on the tiller. I am looking forward to the EC with pleasure and curiosity!

Eva Jöchl SCTWV Achensee

Eva Jöchl SCTWV Achensee

disabled

My first time on a sailingboat, a 2.4mR, was at a competition of SCTWV Lake Achensee.It was my first competition! I bravely fought my way through the waves and the strong wind at lake Achensee, it was also there that I met up with international sailors.

Presently I am participating at the Ski World Cup as a preparation for the EC 2019.

Marina Perterer YC Velden

Marina Perterer YC Velden

disabled

„I am full of anticipation for some beautiful races on one of Austria´s most beautiful and tricky sailing spots!

I am sure that we can look forward to a successful overall package offered by the usual great organisation - anchored in an awesome club life,in the charming club house in a gorgeous scenery.

Reini Glanz SCTWV Achensee

Reini Glanz SCTWV Achensee

UYC Gmunden will be an outstanding host for the 2019 European Championships in 2.4mR. We sailed a lot of regattas here and we’re sure to find perfect wind conditions in May in a very special alpine environment! The Team from SCTWV Achensee is ready to race  and is looking forward to meeting you all there! 

Herbert Hofer YC Velden

Herbert Hofer YC Velden

disabled

As a musician, I turned my hobby into a career - and while looking for another interesting hobby I was captured by the fever for sailing.Right now I want to live the immediate experience in the 2.4mR and I am looking forward to the EUROSAF European Para Inclusion Sailing Championship 2019 at Lake Traunsee.It is fantastic to sail in this wonderful scenery.

Gernot Ciprian Sportförderverein Vision Integration (SFVI)

Gernot Ciprian Sportförderverein Vision Integration (SFVI)

disabled

Kurt Badstöber Sportförderverein Vision Integration (SFVI)

Kurt Badstöber Sportförderverein Vision Integration (SFVI)

disabled

„The sailing event Traunseewoche is a special event within which we will very consciously take part in this first inclusive 2.4 EC. I am looking forward to the races and to amicable encounters in this splendid region in the heart of Europe."

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Julian Naschberger YC Velden

Julian Naschberger YC Velden

" I am happy that this EC is held in such a beautiful scenery in Austria, that is in Gmunden at lake Traunsee. At lake Traunsee you always find good wind so I am looking forward to races and wind. Gmunden for me is the most beautiful town, and the UYCT is an excellent club. The EC is going to be great, I am happy to be part of it."

Sven Reiger Burgenländischer Yacht Club

Sven Reiger Burgenländischer Yacht Club

disabled

 „Integration applies pressure to us as top athletes. Many of the teams of disabled sailors are also very successful at sports where also non-disabled sportsmen compete; in their own country most of the disabled sailors are part of the top sailors between non-disabled athletes.I am looking forward to the EC with pleasure as well as with ambition.

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Michael Kern Sportförderverein Vision Integration (SFVI)

Michael Kern Sportförderverein Vision Integration (SFVI)

disabled

The relaxed way of thinking and the laid-back spirit of the team are the reason why I am very happy that I can represent Austria at the 1. EUROSAF European Para Inclusion Sailing Championship 2019!

Alfred Pelinka Nationalteam-Trainer

Alfred Pelinka Nationalteam-Trainer

The Inclusion EC at lake Traunsee is a wonderful occasion for sailing sports.Everybody is exited about it!

Peter Farbowski UYC Traunsee, Trainer

Peter Farbowski UYC Traunsee, Trainer

Gmunden at lake Traunsee is the perfect location for the Euro 2019.Lake Traunsee and its pittoresque scenery, the typical winds, the bright air will transform the EC 2019 into a memorable event for all sailors. Participating or not: come and join the experience . Or even better: participate! I am looking forward to you!

Alfred Sulek Sportförderverein Vision Integration (SFVI), Organisator

Alfred Sulek Sportförderverein Vision Integration (SFVI), Organisator

I am proud that together with my very small team we succeeded in bringing the 1st EUROSAF European Para Inclusion Sailing Championship 2019 to Austria! This highlight takes place exactly where it all began and where we had our very first race back in 2016: Yacht Club Traunsee at the splendid Lake Traunsee! Back to the roots!

Without my supporters that do lots of background work, believe in me, my idea, my vision, support me with lots of time and commitment, all this would not be possible! Thank you!

The UYCT

UYCT founded  1888 in Gmunden is a Yachtclub with a very long tradition which already long time ago started supporting sports events with disabled persons ...


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