Toronto Regatta – Ontario 505 Championships – September 2018

Wind, cottage ambiance, good food and friendly sailors are the hallmark characteristics of annual Toronto 505 regatta, also considered the Ontario Championships.
 
A sure sign that the RC is awesome when they said at the skippers meeting that I would rather have us racing than for them to try to make a perfect course. I also loved that they encouraged radios and to call anytime to make a suggestion or just to say Hi.
 
Saturday delivered with breeze ranging from 12-25 kts. It was lumpy north westerlies and the course was set beyond the lee of Toronto Island making for lumpy sailing. One minute it was champagne conditions and the next minute you were getting your ass kicked by big puffs. In summary, boat handling skills won the day over hull speed and tactics.
 
By Sunday sailors were begging for a light day due to fatigue, and mother nature was kind leaving a nice breeze but the bailers were able to drain all day long if needed. Boat speed, positioning and tactics became important skills of the day
 
The Toronto 505 sailing scene is extremely healthy. Thanks to previous fleet building efforts by Angus Ross, Marek Balinski seems to take the torch and build on it by buying a new boat, travelling and encouraging experienced Albacore sailors to come try a boat with a kite.
 
And then there is the lovely support by the contender fleet who look after the details of regatta logistics by doing all the background jobs and having each sailor arrange one part of the meal by doing the beer run, buying fresh apple pie or grabbing the steaks and cooking them for you. Thank you contender folks, our two classes make for wonderful partners.
 
See you next season. Bow down and go.
Dave Adams
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2018 North Americans – San Francisco

Mike Martin and Adam Lowry won the 2018 5o5 North Americans in style by winning almost every race. 24 teams from USA, CAN and GBR battled tough breezy conditions on San Francisco Bay.

Full article on Sail World 

Photos 

More Photos

Interview with winners Martin and Lowry

What the Winners used

Full data

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Toronto OHCC 5o5 Regatta

NOTICE OF RACE

International 5O5 Open Regatta

(September 29-30, 2018)

 

International Contender Canadian Championship

(September 28-30, 2018)

Outer Harbour Centreboard Club
14 Regatta Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Entry fee: Can $80 per boat (505); Can $40 per boat (Contender)

Eligibility:
505 Class only: at least one person in each boat must be a paid-up member of a national section of the International 5O5 Class association.

Friday, Sept 28, 2018
9am Contender registration
9:45am Skippers’ meeting
11am First signal
Saturday, Sept 29, 2018
9am 505 registration
9:45am Skipper’s briefing
11am First signal
5:30pm Steak Dinner @ OHCC
Sunday, Sep 30, 2018
10am First signal
3:30pm Meal and Prizes

Insurance:
Each yacht shall carry a minimum of $500,000 of liability insurance. Proof of insurance may be required with registration.

 

Sailing area: Races will be held on Lake Ontario south of Toronto Islands unless weather and safety conditions dictate otherwise in which case the races will be held in the Outer Harbour.

Registration: Payment and waiver signing on–site but please confirm attendance to Stephanie Mah by sending registration by e-mail (Stephanie.mah@gmail.com), before 5pm, September 24, 2018.

Boats can be left at OHCC prior to the Friday.

 

REGISTRATION FORM

INTERNATIONAL 5O5 ONTARIO CHAMPIONSHIP

INTERNATIONAL CONTENDER OPEN REGATTA

Outer Harbour Centreboard Club

 

BOAT:                         505   or   CONTENDER

SAIL #: 

SKIPPER:

ADDRESS: 

TEL:                                                                E-MAIL:

MEMBER OF NATIONAL 505/CONTENDER ASSOCIATION:  YES/NO/NA

HOME SAILING/YACHT CLUB:

CREW:

ADDRESS:  

TEL:                                                                E-MAIL :

 

MEMBER OF NATIONAL 505 ASSOCIATION:            YES/NO/NA

ENTRY FEE:   505:       C$80 /  CONTENDER: C$40                 __________                                                                              

ADDITIONAL SATURDAY DINNERS         #   @ C$15             __________


TOTAL PAID BY CASH/CHEQUE (TO OHCC)                                    __________

 

WAIVER

I UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT MY ENTRY IN THIS REGATTA IS VOLUNTARY AND THAT NO LIABILITY ATTACHES TO THE ORGANISERS OR HOSTS OR THEIR AGENTS AND I, MY HEIRS AND ASSIGNS HEREBY HOLD THE ORGANISERS/HOSTS HARMLESS FOR ANY AND ALL INJURY OR DAMAGE SUFFERED OR CAUSED BY ME OR MY BOAT DURING THIS REGATTA

 

SKIPPER__________________                               DATE_______________

 

CREW­­­­­­­­_____________________                              DATE_______________

 

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Notes from the 2018 Kingston Training Camp

505-Training-Camp-Notes

Videos from the 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.)

More photos on the Canadian 505 Sailing Facebook Page

 

 

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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

At

Vancouver, BC

NOTICE OF RACE

VENUE

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

RULES

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.

ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

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.

INSURANCE

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.

FEES

Entry fees will be CAD $100 per boat.

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The sailing instructions will be available at registration.

SCHEDULE

Friday, Sept 7

14:00h

Informal Sailing and Practice

18:00-1900h

Registration at launch Area

Saturday, Sept 8

0900-1000

1000

1100

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

Tides

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’

SCORING & PRIZES

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)

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

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.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information, please consult 505.ca or contact:

Evan Jennings

e.j@unix.net

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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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