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. 

505 Sailing - get ready for the new season!

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The 505 Worlds recently took place in Gydnia, Poland and two SA teams took part. Graeme Willcox, now based in the UK, did well to finish 24th and Euan Hurter and Warwick Ham sailed well to finish in 40th. More details on the worlds are on the SAP website - www.sap505worlds.com Some comments from Warwick during the event:


505 Highvelds 2018 - The 505 Highvelds are schedueled to be sailed at PSC on the 25/26 August 2018. The NOR and SI have been sent out, racing starts early on the 25th, so be there. This is normally a great event. 

505 Northvaals 2018 - 505 Northvaals will be sailed at Aeolians Club on the 1/2nd of September 2018. The NOR will be sent out on Friday via email and whatsapp. Racing will start early and the club has kindly agreed that competitors can leave their boats at the club until the nationals. Thank you Aeolians. 

505 Nationals 2018 - 505 Nationals will be sailed from Friday 21 September to Monday 24 September 2018. Please come and participate in this festival of sailing. Lots of prizes up for grabs, t shirts, one dinner, full feedback session from the Worlds by Worlds Sailor - Warwick Ham and a massive lucky draw prize at the AGM. The NOR will be sent out as soon as it is available. This is the Nationals Event of the Year.