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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2018 Schedule



  • June 15-17 Pacific Coast Championships (PCC) – Bellingham Wa.
  • June 16-17 NOD at Nepean Sailing Club
  • July 7-8 Canadian Championships – Kitsilano Invitational Regatta
  • July 18-27 2018 World Championship – Gdynia, Poland
  • August 8-13 North American Championship – San Francisco, California
  • Sept 8-9 FANFARE Nepean
  • Sept 22-23 Eastern Canadian Championships CORK Fall Regatta
  • October 19-21 East Coast Championships (ECC) – Galesville, MD.
  • October 27-28 BC Championships – Bluenose Regatta,
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2018 East coast and Pacific coast championships

East Coast Championships 

October 19-21 2018 at the West River Sailing Club, Galesville, MD

“West River Sailing Club, is looking forward to hosting a great regatta for the International 505 class. This website will be the Hub for all competitors as the event gets closer. Emails will be sent out as new information becomes available.”

Commitments have been received by several sailors already. More details here.

Pacific Coast Championships 

June 15-17th 2018 at the Bellingham Yacht Club, Bellingham WA

“It is with great pleasure that we announce the Northwest Fleet has voted to hold the 2018 PCCs in Bellingham the weekend of June 15 to 17th.  It will be put on by the Bellingham Yacht Club.  We will have the same PRO (John Pedlow) and the same Chair, as we had for the 2016 North American Championships.  We will also have many of the same outstanding members of the Bellingham Fleet helping with logistics.

A notice of Race will be forthcoming.  More info here.

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2017 5O5 Worlds Recap: The Canadian Perspective

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)

Some of the Ottawa 5O5 fleet folks exploring Washington DC during the regatta lay day. Stops included the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, White House and Lincoln Memorial.



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BC Championship/Bluenose Regatta 2017

BC Championship/Bluenose Regatta,  October 28th and 29th 2017

The sun came out, it didn’t rain, it didn’t blow and nobody went swimming so the only bluenoses that I saw where the ones on the trophy which happened to be reassigned pencil sharpeners.

Saturday was a light wind day, not much tide and the Westerly just never made it. Gains could be made tacking out and not going up the beach to pick the patches of breeze and it was test of light wind boast speed. 8631 sailed by Courtney Starks and Tom Crawford had amazing light wind boat speed but in race 2 sailed extra distance on the first rotation with a detour to the committee boat. I was sailing with Andriy Kanyuka and with a combination of reasonable boat speed combined with going in the right direction we obtained 3 bullets.

On Sunday it was much of the same until the Westerly filled in for races 7 and 8 blowing about 12 knots and then it was a drag race up the beach. With little flood tide most boats over stood the weather mark. We had great trap boat speed. I am starting to figure out the tuning of the new M2 rig.  In race 8 while being in commanding position we had an over enthusiastic jibe resulting in taking on water so that race became our throw out and made the final result a tie breaker.

6 boats registered and Phil Cragg came out for 2 races on Sunday for a seventh.

The Bluenose was designated as the BC Championship and people that don’t know or remember the trophy is a birds eye view metalwork 505 complete with silver solder rigging made by Andy Blumel who taught shop.

Ian Plumbley

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What the Winners Used at the 2017 SAP 5O5 World Championships

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Ottawa 5O5 (Fleet 4) 2017 Champions

Congratulations to the 2017 Fleet 4 5O5 Champions are Brent Beninger and Martin Hicks who finished 1-2-2 in all three series! Early season floods and slight delays did not stop the fleet from getting a strong season in. Weekly turnout was good and racing was close and tactical.

Full results:

(Brent and Martin at the 2016 East Coast Championships, Annapolis MA)

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New 5O5 in Ottawa

We have a new 5O5 team joining the Ottawa fleet for next summer! 

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Ottawa Fleet 4 season 2017 recap

Recap of the 505 NSC Fleet Activities in 2017

By: Marie Gendron

The NSC’s 505 fleet was active in 2017. These are our season highlights.

With the objective of introducing the 505 to young sailors, based on a model developed in France, the fleet organised its first Espoirs Camp on the weekend of July 29-30 at NSC.  Six teams with sailors aging from 14 to 21 years old attended. On Saturday we had trapeze sailing conditions and after the owners’ rigging overview, we ran on-water drills in winds ranging from 8 to 12 knots. The drills were designed to get the sailors to get used to sailing the 505 upwind and using the spinnaker downwind and on reaches. It was great to see everyone with a big smile on their faces, enjoying the 505. On Sunday the winds were not cooperative, but we were able to run three short races.  The team of Paul Place and Lucas Poon won the 1st Canadian Espoirs Regatta.  The other participants were: Ellie Damini, Devlin Lovshin, Mitchell and Julien Lowery, David Mincoff, Laurence Page, Sam Place, Valerie Robichaud, Claire Stewart, Camden Sutherland.  A video of the camp can be found here.

In 2017, members of the NSC’s 505 fleet attend the 505 North-American Championships in New Bedford, MA, the 505 US East Coast Championships in Osterville, MA, the Canadians in Toronto and the SAP 505 World Championships in Annapolis, MD.

The SAP 505 World was hosted by the Seven Sailing Association and Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis. 87 teams from 12 countries, including eight past World Champions competed.  NSC was represented by six NSC members.  Eight races were completed in a wide range of wind conditions. Heavy breeze came on Thursday Sept 28, during which the organisers ran three races, each of them 7 to 8 miles long, which is way longer than what we are used to.

At 14 years old, Devlin Lovshin from NSC was the youngest participant. Devlin was crewing for his mother – 1992 Olympic sailor – Shona Moss Lovshin.  Devlin’s father, Steve, crewed for US sailor Brendon Connell; Paul Place, our NSC racing coach, raced with Nicolas Tosi from Hudson Yacht Club and Marie Gendron teamed up with David Browne (both NSC members).  By the way, Devlin won the charity draw prize, a brand new 505 Selden mast.  We were all grateful to be able to sail in such an event with so many boats, great sailors and a beautiful location.  Event videos, SAP race analytics and results can be found at

World Champion, Mike Holt, used these words to describe the 505: ‘’the 505 is a magical boat’’.  For more information on the class see

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