505 Worlds 2016 - get your planning going!

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The 505 World Championship in 2016 will be hosted by the British 505 Class Association at the WPNSAin Weymouth. Check out all the details at www.505worlds2016.com This is bound to be a super event and well worth attending. We are getting boats together for a container and have 4 already signed up. Only a few spots left, so contact the class now. 

Latest Newsletter December 2015

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Dear 505 sailor,

 The year is coming to an end and what a year it has been! Starting
off with the New Year's regatta in PE which saw multiple 505 World
Champion, the one and only Holger Jess, enjoying the conditions, then
the most successful 60th SAP 505 World Championship (PE) in March and
an excellent 505 Nationals in September and a very enjoyable 505
Northvaals being sailed for the first time at Boskop sailing club in
October. 2015 has indeed been a year of great sailing activities and
lots of fun! The 505 class exco would like to thank all sailors for
their support and assistance in this year and would like to wish all
sailors and families a blessed and peaceful festive season.

The sailing calendar for 2015 is however not over! Attached is the NOR
of the Midlands Open Regatta at HMYC which is to be sailed from the
27th of December to the 30th of December 2015. This event always
attracts alot of interest and this year will be no different. Some
505s have expressed interest and if you want to combine some
picturesque sailing with a holiday in the Midlands Meander then join
in the fun at this regatta.

2016 is in sight and the full racing calendar is up on the website.
Click on this link to view it and to book those weekends, very

 Also remember that the class is looking for comitment for the 2016
World Championships from members. Container space is limited and is
filling up fast. Recent discussions with Roger Deane from the UK 505
revealed that they are in advanced discussions with SAP (excellent
news), looking at shipping deals for all (good) and trying to arrange
accommodation options on site (caravans etc). Also remember to book
your flights early as this can save you alot of costs. The classic
worlds are also taking part and Roger is saying that this will be a
very well attended event, great for our older boats to take part.

The 505 is the best boat in the world. Check out the website for
regular updates. Keep sailing as this is the best thing to do :)

See you on the water


SAS Grand Slam #2 - great for 505s

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Five 505 teams attended the SAS Southern Charter Grand Slam series #2 at Theewaterskloof dam in early December. The current national champions, Richard and James, did well to win all the races followed closely by Tina Plattner and Tony Norris. Sean Ballentyne and Josh Banks came home in third followed by newcomers to the fleet, Justin Clark and Rob v Rooyen. Racing was tough and it is good to see the 505 fleet in the cape going from strength to strength. With the new calendar out and the 505 nationals lined up, the 2016 year will be extremely interesting. For full results go to the results page.