Peter and Thomas Funke won the 2017 RTIR Beat the Beacon Race with line honours and on handicap. The result is a milestone achievement of the 505 class and just shows why the class needs to be active at these these regattas. When asked Peter said: " The new format for the event is great. The race is shorter and more intense and really gives dinghies the chance to excel on the course. It was still 3.5 hours long, but at least it made the event worthwhile. We will be back next year to defend our title!"
505 Racing is taking a new stance in the 2017 year and is promoting the sailing of 505s at all levels. Regular club races are happening all over the country on a regular basis with the latest development taking place at Aeolians. Some very exciting stuff to come soon.