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Fleet 4 5O5 Espoir Camp 2017
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: https://nsc.ca/web2/racing/results/y2017/dinghies/
(Brent and Martin at the 2016 East Coast Championships, Annapolis MA)
The Canadians were held at the Outer Harbour Centerboard club in Toronto. Toronto delivered some great sailing. The Saturday of racing was particularly memorable lots of wind and big lake swell! Congratulations to Peter Scannell and John Dunlea who won the event. Thanks to all the volunteers and organizers!
Thank youLea Greenwood andRobert MacDonald for the great photos. Clikc here to see more photos from the event: https://goo.gl/photos/d1Ts7p2zRjK4YZH86
The Ottawa 5O5 fleet hosted and Espoir Camp July 29th-30th to allow local under 25 sailors to learn more about the 5O5 and gain experience sailing the boat. We had 6 teams participate, 4 using boats loaned to them by Fleet 4 members and 2 using their own.
Over the course of the weekend, the young sailors were coached by experienced 5O5 sailors Marie Gendron and Shona Moss. On the Saturday of the camp, conditions were perfect for gaining experience in the 5O5 with wind ranging from 5-12 knots, great for drills and practice racing. Sunday was a regatta day and we the wind was much lighter. 3 short 1 lap races were sailed.
The 505 Espoir Camp model is used by the French 505 Class to introduce youth to the boat. The 2017 Espoir camp in Ottawa was a success and we hope to host one again next year. A huge thank you to the 5O5 owners who lent their boats out for the weekend and to Marie and Shona for organizing and coaching. These initiatives are important in order to attract new young sailors to the class.
2017 International 505 Canadian Championship
With any questions please contact email@example.com NOTICE OF RACE
September 2-3, 2017
Organizing Authority: Outer Harbour Centerboard Club in conjunction with the International 505 Class, Canadian Section.
14 Regatta Rd Toronto, ON M5A 0B7
Racing area: Lake Ontario, south of Toronto Islands.
1.1. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
1.2. Rule 40 will be replaced with: “Competitors shall wear Transport Canada approved personal flotation devices, or in the case of foreign competitors, a personal flotation device approved by their Government Maritime Authority, securely fastened at all times when on the water, except briefly while changing or adjusting clothing or personal equipment. Wetsuits and dry suits are not personal flotation devices. Inflatable floatation devices are not acceptable.”
1.3. While afloat, all boats shall carry a towline of at least 6mm in diameter and 10 meters in length.
2.1. Boat and competitors shall comply with ISAF Regulation 20, Advertising Code.
3. Eligibility and Entry
3.1. The regatta is open to all boats of the International 505 Class.
3.2. All competitors shall be current members of their national 505 Class Association.
3.3. Registration will take place on the first day of the event.
3.4. Competitors who have not reached their 18th birthday before the first day of racing, shall present a signed and completed parent (or guardian) consent form during check-in.
3.5. To be considered as entered in the regatta, a boat shall complete all registration steps, satisfy measurement requirements, and pay all fees.
4.1. The entry fee is $120 CDN.
5.1. Up to 12 races are scheduled for the regatta.
5.2. The race committee may run a maximum 7 races per day.
5.3. The event schedule is:
Saturday 8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. registration,
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. 1st warning signal of the day of the day,
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. 1st warning signal of the day, 3:00 p.m. no further warning signals.
6. Check-in and Measurement
6.1. At check-in, boats shall produce a valid measurement certificate and proof of insurance.
6.2. Boats and equipment may be subject to additional inspection at any time during the regatta.
7. Sailing Instructions
7.1. The sailing instructions will be available at check in.
8.1. Courses and marks will be described in the sailing instructions. 8.2. Gate starts will be used except in exceptional circumstances.
9.1. One race is required to be completed to constitute a series.
9.2. When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. This amends RRS Appendix A2.1.
10.1. The race committee may use VHF radio to communicate information to competitors and / or support boats. Competitors are encouraged to carry VHF radios for safety.
11.1. Prizes will be awarded to at least the top 3 teams overall.
12. Disclaimer of Responsibility
12.1. Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 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.
13.1. Each participating boat shall be responsible for being insured with valid third party liability insurance for a minimum of $ 1,000,000.00.
85 Days Until the Start of the 2017 SAP 5O5 World Championships: Late Fees Kick in July 22nd!
We are now only 85 days until the action begins in Annapolis for the 2017 SAP International 5O5 World Championships Be sure to register for the event todayas late fees start on July 22nd. Whats new with world’s planning in Annapolis? Read on!
SAP Sailor’s Lounge
Selden Masts is “Offical Spar Provider” to the 2017 SAP 5O5 World Championships
On February 25th, 2017, the newly formed Bellingham fleet of 505’s organized a ski day at Mt Baker followed by a social evening of après ski drinks, food, and hot tubbing hosted Jim Holstine and family at their place at Lake Samish.
Our ski hosts at Baker, Lee Laney and Mike Powell, set up the event with three rendezvous times to ensure that we could do some socializing and not just scatter all over the mountain.
The first gathering was in the parking lot to start the day at 0830. About 15 keeners (see photo) made the first rendezvous to get some good warmup tracks on the soft corduroy.
The fleet got separated after a few runs and some went off looking for steeper and deeper while others continued to explore and cruise the groomed trails. Over the next few hours, we were joined by some late starters.
The second gathering was at a lodge for lunch near mid-day. The crowd that came together at lunch was now 24.
The Bellingham fleet made the Canadians feel welcome on “their local hill”. Canada was represented by Kitsilano sailors Fred and Peter Grimm, Phil Cragg and Cynthia Des Brisay and myself. We also had Jeff Boyd from eastern Canada (along with his buddy Gord Boyd).
After a leisurely lunch, the group of 24 started out again. There was some splitting of the fleet owing to different objectives. That was okay, because of the scheduled 3rd rendezvous for Après ski fun off the hill would bring most people back together for more socializing and seas/ski stories.
The weather at Mt Baker ski area wasn’t too bad, overcast and cool, with reasonable visibility. There was lots of snow, some of it untracked; the crowds were light at the lift lines. The back country adjacent to the patrolled ski area looked very inviting. Bringing back country gear next time certainly is in order to take advantage to the huge terrain outside the ropes. Both Lee and Mike indicated that they would be keen to show off the huge ski areas outside the ropes for those who want to come back for more. (we are planning to go back and take advantage of their local knowledge) Some had to leave the hill early, but the keeners skied to the end of the day, getting last rides on a few of the lifts.
After a short drive from the mountain to Lake Samish, most of the group re-convened at the lovely home of Jim Holstine. It was supposed to be a bring your own affair, but our hosts really went to town preparing a couple dozen homemade pizzas and providing local keg beer. In the midst of all this, Jim organized a model sail boat building competition where materials were supplied and races were held in his swimming pool (industrial fans providing the wind).
The word on the street is that this was a great event and likely to happen again.
Well done Bellingham Fleet!
From Mike Holt and Michael Quirk
As many of you know Pip Pearson stepped down as International President of the 5o5 class on 31st December after his second stint as Class President. Mike Holt and I have taken over the stewardship of the class and now that the sailing season is well and truly underway it is time to start what we intend to be regular communication. To begin with and before we look to the future its important to recognise and thank Pip.
Pip was President of the class for a total of 16 years. From 1995 to 2000 and again from 2007 until Dec 2016. All of us who know him are aware of his energy and tireless passion for the boat and the Class. Pip’s contribution has been invaluable. I know I speak for everyone in saying we cannot thank him enough for his friendship, support and leadership.
Pip’s involvement in the class has not been limited to the President role. He competed in the 1966 Worlds in his home town of Adelaide when at 21 years of age the great Paul Elvstrom was short a crew, met Pip in the club bar and said “You will do. Come with me.”
Pip competed continually around the world including a second place with Paul Elvstrom at the 1966 Worlds and winning three North American Championships with Dennis Surtess until hanging up his trapeze harness after his last regatta, the 2012 Australian Championship’s in Mandurah, WA at the age of 67.
Those of us lucky enough to have known Pip and Paul Elvstrom will appreciate this photo and the famous caption that it is a picture of ‘probably the most famous 5o5 sailor in the class’s history… and Paul Elvstrom!”
Even after his racing days were over Pip’s enthusiasm and contribution has never wained, driving the gate boat at major Championships around the World.
The 5O5 was designed in 1955 and has a long successful history at the forefront of dinghy racing globally. To this day it really is still the premier performance dinghy class in the world. There have been many of the best dinghy sailors compete in the class and many famous names on trophies but none as consistent as Pip. It isn’t too farfetched to say Pip IS the history of the class. He is a veritable walking almanac and can generally quote the venue, year and winner of every world championship in the last 50 years.
Mike and I feel immensely privileged to take over the presidency from him. He leaves the class in excellent shape to continue to be the premier dinghy class into the future and it will be an honour to help guide us through the challenges to come.
I’m very glad to say that we continue to see and hear from Pip. The class needs a liaison and ambassador. Pip has accepted this role so those of us who count him amongst our closest friends will thankfully find nothing has changed.
The Class Executive has also decided to implement the idea of life membership. An honour given to individuals whose dedication to the class has been exceptional. Pip will become the first recipient of life membership to the 505 Class. The next AGM will be asked to consider and decide on criteria for life membership and potentially asked to vote to accept future nominations.
Pip. On behalf of all past and current 5o5 sailors around the world, thank you for all you have done and for all we hope you will continue to do. For your friendship and guidance. May it continue a long time.