Distance of rigs from the bank

Dear Competitors,

Due to the current, low water level of Lake Balaton, based on the decision of the IBCC Competition Committee, in the VI. IBCC the maximum distance of rigs from the bank has been changed to 450 meters in the northern bank, and 550 meters in the southern bank.

However, we would like to ask you to strictly comply with the boating regulations on Lake Balaton, and always pay attention to the signals of the storm warning system.

Levels of storm warning

BASIC LEVEL

If the storm warning system is on basic level, the strongest gusts of wind in the following hours are not expected to exceed 40-45 km/h. In this case, the lights are off.

FIRST LEVEL STORM WARNING

In case of first level storm warning, wind is expected to be stronger than 45 km/h, however, it will not exceed 60 km/h. The lights of the storm warning system flash 45 times per minute. In this case, it is forbidden to swim and to use boats or any other water sports equipment further than 500 meters from the bank. Thus, it is forbidden to fish the 550 m distance on the southern bank.

SECOND LEVEL STORM WARNING

In case of second level storm warning, stormy wind – over 65 km/h – is expected. The lights of the storm warning system flash 90 times per minute. In this case, they indicate that the storm is going to arrive soon. It is forbidden to travel by boat or any other water sports equipment (except for sailing boats). Those who violate the rule behave irresponsibly and risk their life. In these cases, sanctions described in the competition rule enter into force.

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