Posts Tagged ‘international 505’
No Germans made it to the podium in their home 5O5 Worlds at Kiel this week, with 5-time world champ Dr. Wolfgang Hunger stuck in fourth. Longtime SA’er Mike Holt has been close to winning a 5O5 Worlds for years, and a masterful performance with crew Rob Woelfel included taking the final bullet this morning to take their first World Championship by just two points. Nice shot at the finish from Christophe Favreau, with a big gallery of pics here, and lots of video and replays at the event site. UPDATE/EDIT: The good Doctor Wolfgang has indeed squeaked into a final podium spot with a 3rd in the final race, making much of our report above wrong. Our apologies for the false info; that’s what happens when your communications staff thinks the whole world gets their news from Facebook and forgets to update the event site for half a day…
August 22nd, 2014 by admin
The International 5O5 has been full of anarchy for a lot longer than we have, and with over 40 teams ready to go in Santa Cruz, their NA Champs are seriously stacked. Lots of past NA and world champions in the mix including Howie Hamlin, Mike Martin, Augie Diaz, Drew Buttner, Macy Nelson, and on and on. You can check out entries, schedule, and more at the event site here.
Measurement just finished, and racing begins today. The forecast is for atypical light conditions on Thurs/Fri, but back to the normal Santa Cruz seabreeze by the weekend. We’ll have a daily report from 5Oh webmaster Craig Thompson, and we expect some epic photo/video if the breeze dials up as forecast. A handful of teams were out on Monday in more than 30 knots…one of the things we dig so much about 5O5s is the fact they go out when everyone else stays in. Another thing we love about the class is its awesome history; for instance, check out this origin story from “1001 Boats”…
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Hey Anarchists! We had a training event last weekend which was sponsored and coached by Glaser Sails (Jay and Pease Glaser). The conditions on Sunday were an epic 22-28 kts and 5-7 foot swell. Jay and Pease Glaser were awarded our class service award (Dennis Surtees Service Award) for their continued support of our class clinics. Find a variety of update on our social mashup here, or you can go straight to our Facebook Page here for the quickest updates.
May 22nd, 2014 by admin