The most northern Slovenian bay between cities Ankaran, Koper and Izola has very few windless days per year, and no matter what wind is
blowing, the race course can be set close to either shore. Pleasant Mediterranean climate enables an all year round sailing season, and attracts sailors from whole Europe. Since 2012 it has been a host also to Europa Cup Laser regattas.
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 all kind of sailing regattas.
The most usual racing areas are: A - just of the coast at Ankaran, B - outside in the west part of the bay, C of the coast near Semedela. On all courses, especially A and C
spectators can have a good view of racing from surrounding hils, piers, shores and
Though home of the host club Sailing Club Jadro Koper is Koper, the biggest town on
Slovenian coast, for 2015 the on shore facilities and Race Office for Europa Cup Slovenija have been moved by a couple of kilometers north west, to the neighboring town of Ankaran. The beautiful resort of Adria Ankaran has kindly offered to be our 'home' for this year's regatta. We are sure having all the facilities and accommodation in one place, next to the race course, will help make your experience at our event even better.
Check out more about Adria Ankaran Resort, special accommodation prices on our Accommodation & Travel page. The race office and facilities for sailors will be set up inside the Adria-Ankaran resort, right next to the slipways. There will be press room and free Wi-Fi for sailors, coaches and press. Next to one of the slipways will be berths for the rubber boats. A mini market and two restaurants are just besides all the facilities. As you can see the resort has offered various accommodation options, something for everyone. Centre of Ankaran with shops and bars is four minutes away on foot, and town of Koper is ten minutes by car.
You can also have a look at a Adria Ankaran Resort video presentation here.