505 Sailors, 2024 will be a brilliant year. We are planning an exciting national series visiting the Western Cape at the end of March, KZN at the end of June and the Vaaldam at the end of September 2024. The series will be a combination of Regional and National events. The class is looking at paying towards travel for boats coming from more than R1000 km away and participating in all events will qualify you for the Grand Prize of a new set of 505 sails - that is right, spinnaker, main and jib. However, you have to be a boat owner and a paid up class member.
So get planning, you know the rules and let's have fun.
The 505 Gauteng Provincials took place on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2023. Five 505s took part and used the event as preparation for the 2023 National Championship, to be held in Langebaan this year. Racing was held in strong winds and the Funke Brothers dominated with 7 first places, followed by Bron Klaas and Warwick Ham in second and Dietmar Holm and CJ Milln in third.
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505 Gauteng Provincials have been announced for the 2nd and 3rd of September 2023. The date is a good warm up for the nationals, that are taking place in Langebaan from the 23rd to the 25th of September. Come and get your boat sorted. It is bound to be an exciting event.
Aeolians Club hosted the 505 and Stadt 23 for the 2023 van Nimwegen Regatta and the Stadt 23 Regional Championship. The wind played along and was too strong for some. 8 races were scheduled and on day 1, race officer Brian Sutherland got 4 back to back races in. Racing continued on the Sunday with the wind picking up to 25 knots. Lots of Sailing and nice speeds were achieved. The Funke Brothers dominated the 505 class with 7 bullets and a dnf, while Arend and Dave came in 2nd and Dudley and Dave in third.
In the Stadt class the Biagio Family dominated the fleet with Aaron skippering and scoring 6 first places. The Stadts only sailed 6 races as the wind was too strong for them by 11am on Sunday.
A big thank you to Peter and the Aeolians team for putting on a top class event.
The 2023 505 van Nimwegen regatta will take place at Aeolians Club, Vaaldam on the 13th and 14th of May. The event will be sailed with the Stadt 23 Class and it promises to be load of fun. Make the trip and join all at the event. Lots of camping available, see you there.