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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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: https://nsc.ca/web2/racing/results/y2017/dinghies/

(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 www.505worlds2017.com.

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

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2017 5O5 Canadian Championships September 1-2

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!

Pictures tell 1000 words so here are some photos of the event:   



Thank youLea Greenwood andRobert MacDonald for the great photos. Clikc here to see more photos from the event: https://goo.gl/photos/d1Ts7p2zRjK4YZH86

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Fleet 4 – Ottawa Espoir Camp

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.


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2017 5o5 Canadians at OHCC in Toronto

2017 International 505 Canadian Championship

With any questions please contact marekpbalinski@gmail.com NOTICE OF RACE

September 2-3, 2017

Organizing Authority: Outer Harbour Centerboard Club in conjunction with the International 505 Class, Canadian Section.

Street address:

14 Regatta Rd Toronto, ON M5A 0B7

Racing area: Lake Ontario, south of Toronto Islands.

1. Rules

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. Advertising
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. Fees

4.1. The entry fee is $120 CDN.

5. Schedule

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. Courses
8.1. Courses and marks will be described in the sailing instructions. 8.2. Gate starts will be used except in exceptional circumstances.

9. Scoring

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. Communications

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. Prizes

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. Insurance

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.

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5o5 Worlds Update

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
As has been the case in many previous worlds managed in partnership with SAP, SAP will be building a beautiful Sailor’s Lounge on the property of Eastport Yacht Club.  The Sailor’s Lounge will feature cutting-edge technology to show the power of SAP Analytics, host de-brief sessions, and serves as a meeting point for conversation and relaxation.

Social Events
The SAP 5O5 Worlds will offer not just exciting action on the water, but great fun on shore.  Our opening ceremony will feature the color guard from the US Naval Academy and the Brass from the Annapolis Symphony.  The Mid-way party will feature great food, drink, live band, and partying until the late hour. The Closing Ceremony will take place at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel in the heart of the City.  Pasta and beer will be available every day after racing.

The Annapolis Waterfront hotel and the Marriott hotels still have significant availability.  The Horn Point Bed & Breakfast 2 blocks from the club is sold out.   Be sure to visit the Accommodations page on our web site to take advantage of the negotiated housing deals, we have made.  Most hotel blocks expire expire in early or mid August.  You can also request free housing with local families at registration.  Free housing will only be considered for competitors who have registered AND paid.

Selden Masts is “Offical Spar Provider” to the 2017 SAP 5O5 World Championships
Seldén Mast Inc. (USA) as the official spar supplier for event. Seldén Mast Inc. was set up in 1998 in Charleston, South Carolina and produces rig systems for dinghies, keelboats and yachts and distributes the entire product range throughout North and South America. Seldén is a long- time manufacturer of 5O5 spars, having previously manufactured under the Proctor name.  Seldén’s “Alto” aluminum section has become particularly popular among 5O5 sailors for its performance and production quality. Carbon 5O5 booms, spinnaker poles, and a full range of rigging services are also available through Seldén Mast Inc


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