505 Northvaals - What a blast!

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Six 505s descended on Aeolians to sail in the 2018 Northvaal Championship in the 1st and 2nd of September 2018. Racing started early in light wind conditions and was going to be tough from the start. The fleet was closely bunched together in the light conditions and teams had their hands full with trying to keep their speed on the race course with windshifts often being in the order of 45 degrees. The Funkes managed to win the first race with Bronwen and Kobus winning the second race. After lunch the wind died and no more racing took place.

Sunday dawned with the prospect of good breeze and racing got underway at 9am sharp. 4 races were sailed with lots of action and high speed reaching. The Funkes had good speed and scored first places in the four races while the battle for second took place between Bronwen/Kobus, Megan/Warwick and Marc/Jonathan. Teams did lots of swimming and with many broken bodies, second place went to Bronwen and Kobus with Megan and Warwick in third place. 

The next event is the National Championship - 21 - 24 September at Aeolians. Great wind and sailing will take place. Be there

505 Events - update

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Dear 505 sailors,

This is an important message. Please take note that the 505 class account has changed. The old account is no longer open and cannot accept any deposits.

The new account is now:

Account name: South African 505 Class

Bank: Standard Bank of South Africa

Account number: 034523189

Branch: Ballito

 We have only received 9 membership payments so far. Please note that you have to be a member to sail. Thanks to those who have paid. Please do so before the event tomorrow. 


505 Highvelds - 10.30 start at PSC. Be there. Awesome wind predicted and 6 boats have entered already. 

505 Provincials - Sailed at Aeolians on the 1st and 2nd of September 2018. Start is early, so come on Friday. Great wind predicted with even better wind on Sunday! Lots of prizes up for grabs. Come and have fun - boats can be stored there for nationals. What a bonus.

505 Nationals -  Also at Aeolians, 21 September (Friday) to 24 September (Monday). Awesome sailing at a great venue. Warwick Ham will also give a report back presentation from the 2018 World Champs sailed in Poland. The class has organised many prizes, which you will get just for entering and attending the AGM. So make an effort and attend. This is the 505 event of the year! The 2018 AGM will be held on Friday 21 September at Aeolians Club, Vaaldam. Remember to pay your membership! 

See you on the water.

Highveld Championship 2018 around the corner

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The 505 Highveld Championship will be sailed at Pretoria Sailing Cub on the 25th and 26th of August. Traditionally the event was sailed over the long weekend in August but over time, it was found to have better attendance when sailed over the the last weekend. Sailing promises to be tough with top 505 sailors, back from the world championship, attending the event. The racing will be done and sharing of the course with the Finns will be the order of the day. This promises to be one of the highlights and preparation events for the Northvaals, which follow the weekend after and the Nationals at the end of September.