The 2017 5O5 Worlds in Annapolis were a wonderful opportunity for Canadian 5O5 sailors to attend a Worlds close to home. We had 6 Canadian teams participate in the Worlds and some Canadians racing on international boats. There were 90 boats taking part in the Worlds.
We were treaded to a good mix of conditions on the Chesapeake Bay over the course of the 5 days of racing and managed to get 8 races in. The most notable Canadian result was Jeff and Racheal Boyd who finished in 42nd overall and featured a 14th place finish in race 3 of the championships. Another fun fact for this team was the fastest at the regatta according to the SAP sailing analytics.
A notable Canadian sailor was Devlin Lovshin, aged 14, was the youngest competitor at the Worlds. Devlin was recognized at the awards ceremony as the youngest sailor of the event. He was also the lucky winner of a charity draw for brand new Selden Alto mast!
All around, many lessons, tips and tricks were learned racing with the best 5O5 sailors in the World. We renewed with enthusiasm for the class and look forward to taking our boats out of storage and heading back out on the water this spring. We are all looking forward to having the Worlds come back to North America soon!
Canadian 5O5 Teams at the 2017 Worlds
Brian Trainor and Mike Poulos from Vancouver CAN8755 (Spin Sheet)
Jeff and Rachael Boyd from Kingston CAN7200 (Spin Sheet)
Shona Moss-Lovshin sailing with son Devlin Lovshin CAN8260 (Spin Sheet)
Marie Gendron and David Brown CAN8600 (Spin Sheet)
Paul Place and Nic Tosi CAN 8368 (Spin Sheet)
Steve Lovshin from the Ottawa 5O5 fleet sailing with Brendan Connell USA7606 (Spin Sheet)
Marek Balinski (Toronto) sailing with Barney Harris CAN9138 (Spin Sheet)