More than 95 teams will compete at the 505 world championship in Cascais, Portugal
More than 95 teams will compete at the 505 world championship in Cascais, Portugal. The 46th running of the 505 worlds is scheduled for September 21-28, following a two-day pre-worlds warm-up event September 19-20. The regatta is attracting top competitors from around the globe, including teams from Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, South Africa, Sweden, Great Britain, USA and Portugal. Key teams to watch for are:
- Five time 505 world champion Krister Bergstrom from Sweden, returning with crew Thomas Moss to defend their 2000 world championship
- 1999 world and 2001 North American champions Howard Hamlin and Mike Martin of the USA are back together after each steering a 505 for the 2000 season
- Past 470 world champion Dr Wolfgang Hunger and crew Holger Jess of Germany
- Past Fireball world champion and multi-time 505 UK champion Ian Pinnell of Great Britain
- Perennial French national champion Philippe Boite
- Olympian (in Laser) Nick Adamson of the USA
- Morgan Larson of the USA is also expected, but is not yet registered
With over 1,200 members in 20 countries, the International 505 class is one of the largest and most active two-person high performance dinghy class in the world, providing the highest level of non-Olympic racing available. Despite its exceptional performance, the 505 is relatively easy to sail, but a challenge to sail well. It is raced by Olympic medallists and club sailors, men and women, juniors and seniors, on lakes and on oceans, in drifters and in 35 knots. Many of the best-known names in international sailing have raced, or currently race 505s.
For further information on the International 505 Class please browse URL: http://www.int505.org or contact 505 Class President, Alexander Meller, at e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel 1 240-461-4533.