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HERALD NEWS … In just 9 Days to come … 47th Árkád KÉKSZALAG „Blue Ribbon” GP

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Great Awards and Festival  …  All in One – Balatonfüred – Hungary – 2015.

The press conference was held this morning at Balatonfüred, where Dr. István Bóka – major of Balatonfüred, Lajos Kollár – chairman – Hungarian Sailing Association (MVSZ), Zsuzsa Pócs – Audi Marketing Manager – Porsche Hungaria, András Holczhauser –  secretary-general – Hungarian Sailing Association (MVSZ), Sándor Bagyó president – Professional Water Rescue Service of Hungary were present. Lajos Kollár – chairman  said: “The KÉKSZALAG in itself is major sport performance!”

Covering a distance of 155 kms. to and from:

Balatonfüred – Kenese – Siofok – Tihany – Keszthely – Balatonfüred.

Between Balatonfüred and Zamárdi  7kms. starting line up to 600 boats.

Not only in absolute competition prizes will be distributed, but the fight with every boat in class ranking position.

The major said: Balatonfüred is the Northern capital of the Lake Balaton, which offers more than a dozen cultural programs, professional hospitality and eye-catching scenery with its wine hills around and hopefully, many Hungarians and foreigners will be interested to see the sailors race and also to get to know the landscape of Balatonfüred and all what is happening during the race.  Also added, if the weather condition will be as bright and the strength of the wind as to-day, then it will be a very tight race to come.

András Hotczhauser – secretary general said: The applications are still open … for locals and sailors from foreigner countries to join the race with any kind of sailing boats in the KÉKSZALAG except dinghies or multihulls under 25 sqm. of sail area. Also added: many may know that the KÉKSZALAG – „Blue Ribbon” is Europe’s longest distance and oldest lake passing around competition. Way back in 1934 anyone could enter and float off by any boat to be in the race. The goal or the real challenge was and even to-day goes for the sailors and their boats to beat time, to be first sailing around the lake within the race time of 48Hs.

To this day Austria and Sweden sailors already indicated their participation to the race. More foreigner competitors will be known as soon as the registration float in.

Joined the meeting was the most succesful Hungarian skipper by 11 wins in the KÉKSZALAG „Blue Ribbon’s” history, the helmsman Litkey Farkas sailing on his Lisa name boat. Litkey announced to have offered a prize which he named after his father to be Bence Litkey Cup.

Zsolt Király – sailed around nine times around the lake with a monohull ship and finished twice the second place. He is considered as the best sailor on the lake. Both said they are very much looking forward to a great sailors competition.

While the sailors will be working at their best to struggle against the challenges to complete the race, to be the first to cross the finish line, on the Tagore Promenade the audience may watch them rolling in.

Donation  received by the sponsors will be transferred to the charity foundation. Hungarian Hospice Foundation, where professional care aims in improving the patient’s quality of life, minimize pain and provide emotional support for the family. The LáriFári Foundation primary objective is to support children and their families, who have temporary difficulties in their lives, first of all, but not only for a disease but also to keep the affected families together and the Breast Cancer Association. At the press conference the director of Land Rover – Hungary offered one million HUF in supporting these  foundations  to support the needy.

The world-class competition promises a pleasant stay at Balatonfüred and most surely fulfill the audience and visitors with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Was said by the sailorman, if the weather condition will be as bright and the strength of the wind as to-day, it will be a very tight race to come.

All the side programs are free of charge.

Within the competition the organizers thought of all the visitors at the KÉKSZALAG  – „Blue Ribbon” race,  to stroll along all sorts of programs happening in one huge harbor … music, kids programs, crafts,  having a sip of VinCe Balaton wines and to join the gastronomic festival and many more activities

For those who have somehow missed to get acquainted with this international sailors race and pulls up their eyebrow and wonder why KÉKSZALAG – „Blue Ribbon blue”? Here’s what can be said about it in simply three words … have no idea! … but do know, it is one of the most popular sailing race in Hungary and known by many foreigners countries.

The organiser stuff arranged after the press meeting for the media representatives an unforgettable sailing boat tour to show what is it like sailing in the middle of the Hungarian Sea.  It was an awesome experience  floating in the gorgeous weather and with the summer breeze it surely made our day …  so no wonder the sailors all are addicted in cutting the waves.

Here is a wink into the previous update:

https://rollinginbudapest.com/2015/06/10/the-47th-blue-ribbon-race-start-off-thursday-july-2-2015-9-a-m-balatonfured-lake-balaton-hungary/

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

7TH TENNIS CLASSICS … YOUNG TITANS ARE COMING TO TOWN

7th tennis classics

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER, 18. 2014.

4.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.

LÁSZLÓ PAPP  BUDAPEST SPORT ARENA

District XIV.  2. Stefánia  Road – Budapest

 

The long-awaited day is coming along this year as well, when the stars of world tennis again will holding the rackets and shooting their balls in Budapest at the 7th Tennis Classics. After 6 years in a row of the World’s Classics Tennis players fulfilling the hearts of tennis lovers in Budapest, the 7th year will be about time to show the audience the future’s next generation of high-profile young players.

Upon information at the 7th Tennis Classic 2014 games will be Fabio Fognini, Ernests Gulbis, Milos Raonic and Dominic Thiem. They are all have privileged places in the tennis world rankings, as the Young Titans – may well be Worldwide the next generation of high-profile.

The tournament participants one-by-one are known since some time. The draw of parings has happened already. On the tennis court ground on November, 18.,  the semifinals pairs will be the Canadian – Austrian, Italian – Lithuanian, from the young tennis classics generation.

This year, Budapest welcomes again the great tennis court player Mansour Bahrami and most probably if not for one reason but will be the highlight of the evening the showman of tennis Mansour Bahrami and the Hungarian women’s tennis star Timea Babos  will “battle” for the ball.

More updates soon to come … in the meantime better to purchase your tickets, if you wish to be more closer to where things really happen.

Tickets: www.tex.hu For more information reach: www.tennisclassics.hu

 

Update  by Aggie Reiter

THE “RIVE” ARTIST SHIP FINISH HER EUROPEAN LONG ROUTE

RIVE  EUROPEAN  ART SHIP

” RIVE” PROJECT – ARTISTS SHIP – EUROPE DAY – CRUSING EUROPE – 2014.

 August, 22. – October, 19. 2014.

The floating artist ship abroad with art passengers began her journey on August, 22. from Vienna – Austria and her one-month journey ended on September, 18 with the last stop at the port of Ruse – Bulgaria. The final port was on October, 19. at Stuttgart.  On August, 27 the artist ship arrived to the port at Budapest and berthed beside the capital at six cities by the River Danube.

The “Artist Ship” actually started her route from the Black Forest – Germany  and ended her long 2000 kilometers river path at the Black Sea – Bulgaria, crossing through eight countries (Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria), stopping over thirty cities having around 6,000 evening events and daytime workshops.

Prior to the trip, on May, 8- 9. 2014.in connection with the EUROPE DAY, organized by the József Antall Knowledge Center was held a conference as part of a series of events namely: “Cruising Europe!” The upcoming project was extremely welcomed by the interest of young adults and 15 volunteers singed up to be a part in the programs.

The tour from October, 13 to 19 continued by four wheels for four artists following the River Oder, Elbe and Rhine, which provided an opportunity to show the project to the inner areas of Poland and Germany. During the eight-days bus tour, six different cities were visited Warsaw, Poznan, Słubice, Berlin, Cologne and Stuttgart. Partners such as the Collegium Hungaricum in Berlin, Cologne and Stuttgart also presented the program at local schools and outdoor areas. Upon these events the stuff was able to build connections with the municipalities and some partners throughout their journey on land and water. In Hungary joined supporting the program was the Baja Boat Mill Association, the Philips and the Mahart. The strategic partner was the Municipal Goverment of Budapest.  As for professional partners, such as the Serbian Danube Competence Center, the University of Vienna and the Underwater/diving archaeologists Hungarian Association and the Argonaut Research Group joined the project.

The success of the project’s was tangible and as for the future the River Danube really binds nations together, even though they have their own identity.  The RIVE’s chief organizer says the Hungarian Pro Progressione plans involves those already and all new partners interested to join the commitment to create and share international river locations within the Danube Region Strategy, in the frame of art, education, environment, dissemination of information, also in history and archeology.

The RIVE project Danube label is support by the Hungarian and Romanian Ministry of Culture.

Collaborators of the program are:

D.ID Dance Identity (A) Robert Schumann (PL) – Pro Porgressione (H) – Derida Dance (BG) – Meteorite Theater (SK) – Tanz IP (D)  – Studentski Centar Culturni Novi Sad (SRB)

The RIVE program is supported through the Culture Framework of the European Union and the Visegrád Fund.

Update by Aggie Reiter

NATIONAL RESTAURANT WEEK! – ROLLING NOT JUST IN BUDAPEST BUT THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY BETWEEN MARCH, 19 AND 23. 2014.

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Talking about Hungarian food … many miss their Mum’s cooking, needn’t have to be sad, cause most of the restaurants during the National Restaurant Week will prepare their dishes  that will  bring back the home tastes which haven’t been forgotten.

HUNGARY WILL BE IN THE MOOD TO GO ON A RIDE, ENJOYING THE HUNGARIAN AND INTERNATIONAL DISHES DURING THE NATIONAL RESTAURANT WEEK!

MARCH, 17 – 23. 2014.

To-day, press and media representatives were called to participate at a hearing, held at one of the most beautiful venues in Budapest at the Robinson Timeless Kitchen  since 1989.  A place to visit, not just to eat and drink, cause at the Robinson your other senses are generated as well such as: a breathtaking view of Mother nature’s City Park and  in between the Robinson  a wide pond splits apart the area from the Vajdahunyad Castle, which is at an arm distance to watch the day-goes-by through the restaurant’s wide windows while enjoying the yummy delights.  A venue which cannot be left out to visit by tourists or foreigners staying, living in Budapest.  After this short intro of the Robinson whereabouts, coming back to the topics regarding to the press call whereas,  László Árpádowner Robinson restaurant, Balázs Csapodyowner Kistücsök restaurant, Attila Kaszab – business director Godunov Russian-European restaurants, and Tamás Borbély – owner Borbély Family Winery at  Badacsonytomaj … “A land of fiery wines and volcanic flavors!”  welcomed the press representatives. The Borbély winery won the Hungarian Wine Academy award in 2012 and 2013.  László Árpád spoked about the National Restaurant Week around the World. There are DiningCities beside Hungary around the World in South Africa, Austria,  Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Romania which holds their local national restaurants week specialities. Beside Budapest, throughout the country list of five best Hungarian speech-enhancing wines will be in company. At the Robinson  the meals  will be in company brought from the Borbély Family Winery. The Robinson Timeless Kitchen has just opened after the building’s renovation with also adding an extra upstairs floor.   Again, this year more than a 100 top and mid-range restaurants will be offering visitors, usually 3-4 kind of starters or typical Hungarian thick soups, main course and the sweet tooth lovers will be flying high tasting mostly Hungarian cakes and satisfying confectionery delights for all ages.  Booking a table in advance is easy as 1,2,3, at the http://www.etteremhet.hu website.  “The 50 Best Hungarian Restaurant” participating in the program will do their best to serve their guests, so cut-off  dreaming. cause the mouth-watering  menu for lunch or supper is awaiting their guests.  The DiningCity international restaurant recommendation in March for the 6th time this year  in Hungary which is organized by the increasingly popular.  The event ‘s popularity indicates that in recent years has multiplied the number of visitors, as last recorded number was 19.227 visitors choosing the high range (in 2011, the number of guests  were 4,427). Great opportunity to get to know not just the sights-and-sound of Budapest – Hungary, but to find your special taste enjoying high quality, 3 course lunch or supper menu for only the price of 3300HUF. All you have to do is just select from the list of the participating restaurant, hit the date and the number of persons you wish to spend  some time to enjoying Hungarian or International food.  Dispatch Guests with bookings will receive instant confirmation of booking by e-mail, reflecting the reservation has been successful. Can not reserve a table by hand, nor via telephone . The online bookings system is only holding the registration at the above website and on the same website the cancellation can be made as well.

At the end of the press gathering, László Árpád – owner Robinson restaurant  invited  the participants to a taste the full selection of 10 …  yes …  ten  delights of the house to be served during the National Restaurant Week.  Appetizer: Chili-coconut milk flavored, pumpkin cream soup, marinated pike perch, blueberries …  Beef carpaccio, sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan cheese …  Buffalo chicken wings, blue cheese sauce, celery. Main courses: BBQ spare ribs, Robinson steak potatoes … Pappardelle, gorgonzola and pears, stripes of beef tenderloin … Chicken ”stew”, cottage dumplings, cucumber salad. Desserts: Floating islands … Chocolate cake, dried apricots with vanilla … Robinson profiteer.

Last but not least, after each-and-every dish ,  noble wines  from the Borbély Family Cellars were supplied to the invited press individuals. Must say a grand selection of wines.

These dedicates at the Robinson can be chosen by the guests from the list of meals and everyone can create  their own 3-course menus.  So grab your chance, get into the mood to learn about the places and restaurants thus enrich new impressions and experiences in Budapest – Hungary.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter