Notes from the 2018 Kingston Training Camp


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505 Sailing in Kingston is Back!

After a long drought of 505 sailing in Kingston, it simply got too much for us and folks picked a date and decided to meet at KYC and go sailing together.

Sure, we had to get formal about it and call it a “training camp” but really it was just an excuse to rekindle old friends, and do what we miss and love.

And the 505 gods took mercy upon us delivering a full two days of 20+ knots.  Hot sun, warm wind, clear green water and rock em’ sock um’ waves.  It was kingston at it’s best.

And of course a wonderful party was throw by the Boyds at their famous garage.  It was really like the good ol days.

More sailing to come.  The future is bright.  May the spirit live on.

(Many thanks to Gord Crothers for the use of his rib.)



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2018 Espoir Camp

Ottawa 5o5 fleet 4 held their 2nd annual Espoir Camp July 14-15th. The objective of the camp is to introduce talented young sailors that under the age of 25 to the 5o5 . The Espoir Camp has been used successfully by the French 505 Class  for many years now to bring younger sailors into the class.

On Day 1, we had 5 teams from local clubs (Nepean, Hudson and Aylmer) doing drills and practice races in marginal trapezing conditions. The focus was on getting familiar with the boat and the spinnaker system in particular. Day 2 of the Camp was scheduled to be a mini-regatta. Attempts to start a race were unsuccessful due to light winds. The u25 sailors still had a great time and learned lots during an on land session lead by coaches Shona Moss and Marie Gendron who is our current Class Association President.

The 2018 camp was a success! In total, 13 sailors participated over the two days 8 of them being brand new to the class. A huge thanks to the Fleet 4 boat owners who loaned their boats for the weekend and to coaches Marie and Shona!

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Kits Invite Photos


More great photos from the regatta available on the Kitsilano Yacht Club Website

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Kits Invite 2018

Kitsilano Yacht Club

Results are final as of July 8, 2018

505 Class

Sailed: 8, Discards: 1, To count: 7, Entries: 8, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Class Boat HelmName CrewName SailNo Club Nat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Total Nett
1st 505 Mats Elfs Langdon 8823 CYC (9.0 DNC) 5.0 5.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 24.0 15.0
2nd 505 Philip Cragg Reto Corfu 8192 KYC/RVYC 1.0 2.0 1.0 (5.0) 2.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 20.0 15.0
3rd 505 dooflicker Piper Dunlap Dan Ginther 8868 PTNP 2.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 (7.0) 3.0 4.0 4.0 28.0 21.0
4th 505 FB Incognito Thomas Crawford 8631 CYC 5.0 1.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 2.0 (6.0) 5.0 31.0 25.0
5th 505 Non Sequitor Cynthia Des Brisay Charles Hansen 8866 KYC 3.0 4.0 (7.0) 3.0 6.0 6.0 2.0 3.0 34.0 27.0
6th 505 Zaya Sugar Flanagan Alyce Flanagan 6991 PTSA 4.0 6.0 2.0 6.0 5.0 7.0 7.0 (8.0) 45.0 37.0
7th 505 Banshee Brian Trainor Evan Jennings 8755 KYC 7.0 (8.0) 8.0 7.0 3.0 5.0 8.0 6.0 52.0 44.0
8th 505 Grumpy Old Men John Hayley Ian Plumbley 7353 KYC 6.0 7.0 6.0 (8.0) 8.0 8.0 5.0 7.0 55.0 47.0
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2018 Canadian 5o5 Championships

5O5 Canadian Championships

Sept 8-9, 2018

Hosted by Canadian 5O5 Fleet 1 and Kitsilano Yacht Club


Vancouver, BC



The Canadian 5O5 Fleet 1 and Kitsilano Yacht Club will host the 2018 5O5 Canadian Championships in English Bay, Vancouver, BC.


The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the current edition of The Racing Rules of Sailing, including the prescriptions of Sail Canada, and by the Rules of the International 5O5 Class Association.


The regatta is open to all boats of the International 5O5 class. Competitors must be members in good standing with their respective national class association, and members in good standing of a Club recognized by their National Sailing authority.


Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum coverage of $400,000 CAN or $300,000 US. The organizing authority strongly recommends that competitors carry liability insurance in excess of the minimum.


Entry fees will be CAD $100 per boat.


The sailing instructions will be available at registration.


Friday, Sept 7


Informal Sailing and Practice


Registration at launch Area

Saturday, Sept 8




Registration at Launch Area

Competitors’ meeting

First Race Start

No start after 1700

Dinner and Social to follow racing

Sunday, Sept 9

1100 h

First Race Start of the day

No Start after 1600

Prize Ceremony to follow racing


Friday, Sept 7

1013h Low 2.6’

1727h High 14.8’

Saturday, Sept 8

1105h Low 2.6’

1804h High 15.1’

Sunday, Sept 9

1152h Low 3.0’

1838h High 15.1’


The regatta will be scored using the low point system referred to in rule 90.3. One (1) race is required to be completed to constitute a series. When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. When 5 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score. The top 5O5 competitor and the top Canadian finisher will be recognized on respective perpetual trophies. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers, the top Canadian team and the top Classic boat (hull numbers lower that 6500, excluding Parker-hulled Lindsays)


Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See Racing Rule of Sailing rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.


For further information, please consult or contact:

Evan Jennings

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Lindsay 8260 launcher installation

505 CAN8260 is plastic Lindsay that was sailed as a bag launcher. Over the winter, Competition Composites Inc. located in Arnprior, ON installed a side launcher installed.

The Lovshin family had this to say about the work done by CCI ” We are very pleased with the CCI’s work and it represents a good example their expertise in reconfiguring our 505 to a side launcher”

Competition Composites (originally known as Phill’s Foils) offers a wide range of marine foils and products.

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Canadian 505 Sailing Class Association Facebook Page

Be sure to check out our Facebook page and give it a “Like” to stay connected and see extra content.

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New 505 in Ottawa

Ottawa 505 Fleet 4 has a new boat! The Moss-Lovshin family has purchased a second 505. The boat is Waterat 7776 and is in very nice condition. Canadian 505 class president Marie Gendron (pictured bellow with the new boat) is very happy to have a new addition to the fleet.

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Hello from the Canadian 505 Class Association!

This e-mail is to invite you to renew your 505 Class Association Membership for 2018.  This message includes a note from new Canadian 505 Association President Marie Gendron (CAN 8600)

The current membership form is available at the web site.    Please print it off and mail it to the address noted on the form along with your payment*. If you were a member in 2017 and none of your information has changed, then you can just note that on the form.  But for new members or if you haven’t joined in a while, please completed the form so we can update our records.  You can also email us back the completed form and send us payment* separately.

*Please note that the link to the PayPal account at our website is working.

Remember you must be a member of the class association to compete in regional, national and international events.

See you on the water!

Charles Hansen (CAN 8866)


Canadian 505 Association

A Message from the President

First a big thank you to Paul Place, our new Webmaster. Paul has been keeping our website and Facebook page up to date. If you have not been on the website for a while, I encourage you to have a look You will find great videos and articles on how to improve your 505 sailing. It’s a good way to get back on track. The website was down for a while over the winter and spring but with the help of Dave Adams, former Webmaster, it is up and running again.

The Canadians are out West this summer at Kitsilano Yacht Club, July 7-8. I heard that there may be boats for charter for Eastern teams: contact Charles Hansen early if you are interested. The big event this year in Eastern Canada will be the Eastern Canadians, September 22-23 in Kingston. The regatta will be run as part of CORK Fall Regatta, it will be a good opportunity to show case the 505 to Youth and Olympic class sailors.

For a second year, Fleet 4 in Ottawa will organize a U25 Espoir camp/regatta. Experienced U25 sailors/instructors/coaches are invited. The event will take place early in July with the hope that the participants can then be used as spare (or regular) crew or skippers for the weekly evening races. It is important that our boats do not sit in the yard not being used. If your crew or skipper (or both) is not available to race contact an Espoir.

Jeff Boyd and I are looking into the possibility of organizing a training camp in Kingston on the July 28-29 weekend (date to be confirmed soon). With the 2018 Eastern and the 2019 NA being hosted in Kingston, as well as Kingston’s famous breeze, we expect to attract several US and CAN teams. If you are interested please contact me.

Other news: Michele Loewen (past member of the Manitoba Sailing Team) and Martin Tenhove (Olympian) purchased 505s. Michele will be sailing in Ottawa and Martin in Kingston. Adam and Renka Gesing are moving to Kingston in June. The 505 Kingston and Ottawa Fleets are growing.

Last words, the 2019 North American Championships will be hosted in Kingston on August 7-11. Jeff Boyd is the regatta chairman. Jeff will need several volunteers to pull off this show. If you can help, contact Jeff or myself. In particular, sponsorship is a “department” Jeff has asked for help with. If you are travelling to other 505 events this year, please make an effort to promote the 2019 505 North American Championships scheduled for August 7-11 in Kingston Ontario.

Oh yes, pay your membership asap 😊


CAN 8600


Canadian 505 Association

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