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 505.ca 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 505.ca 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 www.505.ca. 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!

Results: https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=4206

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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