The Algoa Bay Yacht Club will be hosting the 505 World Championships for two weeks during March and April 2015. The 505 is an international one design two person sailing dinghy class that holds an annual World Championship alternating between venues in the Northern and Southern hemisphere.
This years SAP 505 World Championship is being sailed in Kiel, Germany from 16 to 22 August 2014.
The pre-worlds regatta saw 85 boats sailing and included 6 South African entries. The highest placed SA crew in the SAP 505 pre-worlds regatta were Alexander and Warwick Ham from Pretoria Sailing Club in 11th place.
Two races have been sailed in the SAP 505 2014 Worlds Regatta which started on 16 August 2014. A German boat sailed by Morten Bogacki and Lars Dehne currently leads the pack on 3 points after winning the first race and coming second in the second on Sunday.
Of the 136 entries in the SAP 505 2014 World Championships, six boats from South Africa are entered. The World Championship will be crowned after ten races so it is still early days yet to determine a winner. The winning boat will be the one that sails most consistently with the highest average placing over the days to come.
The South African boats are:
- RSA 9063: James Largier and Richard Hutton-Squire – currently in 41st position
- RSA 8719: Alexander Ham and Warwick Ham – currently in 45th position
- RSA 8486: Peter Funke and Thomas Funke – currently in 48th position
- RSA 9026: Tina Plattner and Mike Martin – currently in 59th position
- RSA 8725: Jonathan Ham and Arne Lanatowitz – currently in 104th position
- RSA 8948: Anthony Parker and Ferdinand Holm – currently in 136th position
Organisers of Port Elizabeth‘s 2015 505 World Championships are quietly optimistic that a fleet size of close to 100 boats will contest in Port Elizabeth’s Algoa Bay. An experienced team of regatta organisers, who have two recent World Championships under their belts (the recent Mirror and Hobie 16 Worlds), are already deep into organising the regatta and have secured support from ABYC club members, SASCOC, SAS, the Navy, the Port of Port Elizabeth and local tourism entities.The following two tabs change content below.