The 60th SAP 5O5 World Championships

A temporary structure being completed for the 505 Worlds event at Algoa Bay Yacht Club

A temporary structure being completed for the 505 Worlds event at Algoa Bay Yacht Club

ABYC being transformed for the 505 Worlds

ABYC being transformed for the 505 Worlds

World Class sailors from Denmark, Great Britain, South Africa, United States, Australia and Germany will be in Port Elizabeth from 23 March to 3 April to sail in the 60th SAP 5O5 World Championships being hosted by the Algoa Bay Yacht Club (ABYC).

The regatta is in two parts – a South African Championships incorporating a pre-worlds and the World Championships.

The International 505 is a one-design high-performance two-person monohull planing centreboard dinghy, with spinnaker, using a trapeze for the crew. While it is a high-performance boat and demanding in a blow, the 505 is an extraordinarily well-handling craft and is easier to control than many smaller trapeze boats.

The 505 is named for its length, 5.05 meters (16.5 feet).

During the 60th SAP 5O5 World Championships the public will have limited day time access to the Algoa Bay Yacht Club and Chartroom Restaurant and prior bookings are essential.

Dates:
23 to 25 March – Measurement and scrutineering of boats at ABYC.
25 March, from 12h00 – Pre-Worlds races 1 and 2 – Visible from Shark Rock Pier
26 March, from 12h00 – Pre-Worlds Races 3 and 4
26 March, from 18h00 – Opening Ceremony for World Championships at Donkin Reserve and City Hall
27 to 18 March – Measurement and scrutineering of boats at ABYC.
28 March, from 12h00 – Worlds Races 1 and 2 – Visible from Shark Rock Pier
29 March, from 12h00 – Worlds Race 3
30 March, from 12h00 – Worlds Race 4 and 5
31 March – No Racing
1 April, from 12h00 – Worlds Race 6
2 April, from 12h00 – Worlds Race 7 and 8
3 April, from 12h00 – Worlds Race 9
3 April, after final race – Prize Giving, ABYC

More info:
ABYC: 041 585 4058
Chartroom restaurant: 041 585 2893
http://abyc.co.za/category/sailing/regattas/505-worlds/
https://505worlds2015.com/