505 Worlds Test in Annapolis

Published on September 14th, 2016

Competitors from Australia, Germany, Denmark, Canada and the USA will be testing the venue for the 2017 International 505 World Championship as they compete this week in the 505 East Coast Championship in Annapolis, MD.

“We have a two time 505 World Champion from Denmark coming, a top Australian 505 sailor, one of the top German 505 drivers,” reports Regatta Co-Chairman Jesse Falsone. “We’ll also have Canadian and US West Coast 505 sailors coming to meet up with the East Coast 505 fleet, here in Annapolis.”

2016 International 505 East Coast (of North America) Championship, hosted by Severn Sailing Association and Eastport Yacht Club, will be held September 16-18. Thirty four teams are expected to contest the event which will be held well out in the Chesapeake Bay, southeast of Annapolis harbor. Nine races are scheduled with up to four races per day.

The 5O5 is a double-handed sailboat that incorporates a light weight, high performance hull design with a powerful sail plan and one trapeze. The boat is unique in that it has outstanding performance in all conditions. In light air it is quick and responsive, and in breeze it just goes faster. Planing begins in 9 knots of wind, and the 505 planes upwind and down in anything over 12 knots. 505s are raced in over 16 countries on five continents.

Event Information: http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=2889
International 505 Class website: www.int505.org
US 505 Class website: http://www.usa505.org/
2017 505 World Championship FB page: https://www.facebook.com/events/254370871584065/
2017 505 World Championship website: http://505worlds2017.com/#welcome

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