It’s amazing what a little cash can do for a class when it’s funneled to the right people, and nowhere is this more evident that the last couple of years of the 5O5 World Championship. 5-oh devotee and IT mogul Hasso Platner brought SAP on board as a major sponsor, the software company underwriting the PR and media bills necessary to put together videos like this lovely Day 2 report hosted by kiwi super sail talker Penny Ydgren. And, to no one’s surprise, that PR and those videos (and the media exposure they’ve created) helped the Class attract an all-time record fleet in La Rochelle, France this week.
Check out the results after 4 races here, catch up on all the videos thus far on the SAP playlist here, and click on “Play” below to see fully live video coverage of the racing from deep in the Bay of Biscay. Pretty big thread in Dinghy Anarchy to chat about it here.