Lots of action expected at 505 Highvelds in August

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The 505s are gearing up for the national championship in September and part of the training, is attending events on the calendar. The next event is the 505 Highveld Championship at Pretoria SC on the 24th and 25th of August. 10 505s have already committed to this event and it is likely that more will participate. The racing will be tight and teams are building up to the event. On the 3rd of August, two training events are taking place. One at Aeolians on the Vaal and the other at Pretoria SC. Teams will be getting their boats tuned and set up to ensure that they can take these events to the limit. Make an effort to join in. Winter is almost over! 


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SONDERBORG YACHT CLUB. SONDERBORG, Denmark – The International 505 Class has announced that registration for the 2019 5o5 European Championships to be hosted by the Sønderborg Yacht Club will close soon. The 2019 505 European Championships will take place August 6-10, 2019 at the Sonderborg Yacht Club and is open to all current 505 class members.


Known for its great sailing conditions, beautiful beaches and quaint well preserved town Sønderborg will be a terrific location for this year’s 505 European Championships. Sonderborg Yacht Club has held several high-level events in the past, so a championship-caliber event is anticipated.


Around 100 boats are expected for the event, including defending champions and Olympic medalists Jorgen & Jacob Bojsen Moller (DEN), past World Champions Jan Saugmann (DEN), Wolfgang Hunger & Holger Jess (GER), Howard Hamlin & Jeff Nelson (USA), Mark Upton Brown & Ian Mitchell (GBR) & Olle Wenrup (SWE).


“The recent 5o5 Euro Cup event in Kiel is a good indicator of the level of competition we expect” said Association President Michael Quirk. “ Hunger & Jess seem back on form after their convincing Kiel Week win, Olympic medalists Jorgen & Jacob Bojsen Moller (DEN) are always competitive and then there are several other teams that are expected to contest strongly”.


The racing kicks off on August 6 with 10 races planned during the four-day series. Racing will kick off on August the 6th at 11 am.

All races will be tracked by TracTrac and broadcast live.


Registration, entry lists, results, race reports, tracking link and all information on the regatta and venue can be found at the event web site athttps://www.int505.org/2019-european-championship-sonderborg/.


For information on Sonderborg Yacht Club visit the club website athttps://www.syc.dk/




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KIEL, Germany  –  Multiple World Champions Wolfgang Hunger & Holger Jess (GER) have won the 2019 505 Euro Cup Kiel, the third leg of the Euro Cup series.

Sailed as part of Kiel Week, the 2019 'Kieler Woche' will be remembered for blazing sunshine, tight racing and a vibrant atmosphere ashore. Hunger & Jess put on a dominate display of smart racing and good boat speed to win the 4 day, 11 race series with a race to spare.

"It is very nice to see Wolfgang and Holger back on the podium in a major international event." said Class President Michael Quirk. "Wolfgang, who is a legend in his home town of Kiel has won five 5o5 World Championships but has been absent from the podium recently. The 5o5 European Championships are being held in August in Sønderborg (DEN) where I suspect Wolfgang and Holger will be the team to beat based on recent performance"

The other podium places were hard fought and went right down to the final race. Multiple Olympic medallists and current 5o5 European Champions, Jorgen & Jacob Bojsen-Møller (DEN) won the first race of the day with Penny and Russ Clark (GBR) second, drawing level on overall points. Close behind we’re Roger Gilbert and Ben McGrane (GBR) for a three way scrap for the silver and bronze positions.


In a close final race, Penny and Russ managed to hold off the Bojsen-Møller brothers to take the second spot with British National Champions close behind in 4th overall.

1st       Wolfgang Hunger & Holger Jess (GER)
2nd       Penny & Russ Clark (GBR)
3rd       Jorgen & Jacob Bojsen-Møller (DEN)
4th       Roger Gilbert & Ben McGrane (GBR)
5th       Thomas Gillard & Geoff Edwards (GBR)

Second placed competitor Russ Clark sailing with Olympian wife Penny commented " to stand on the podium next to 5 time 505 World Champions Wolfgang Hunger and Holger Jess and the Olympic gold (and bronze) medallist in the Flying Dutchman Jørgen Bojsen-Møller and his brother is a special experience. 

We have had some epic close racing,"

This next and final Euro Cup event will be held at Hayling Island in the UK on 6th-8th September 2019

For Euro Cup Kiel full reports & results, please visit our Kiel 
event page

For more information on the 5o5 European Championships visit the 
Event page.
For more details on this event and the other International 505 Regattas visit the
505 International Class website.