World Class sailors from Denmark, Great Britain, South Africa, United States, Australia and Germany will be in Port Elizabeth from 23 March to 3 April to sail in the 60th SAP 5O5 World Championships being hosted by the Algoa Bay Yacht Club (ABYC).
The regatta is in two parts – a South African Championships incorporating a pre-worlds and the World Championships.
- 23 to 25 March – Measurement and scrutineering of boats at ABYC.
- 25 March, from 12h00 – Pre-Worlds races 1 and 2 – Visible from Shark Rock Pier
- 26 March, from 12h00 – Pre-Worlds Races 3 and 4
- 26 March, from 18h00 – Opening Ceremony for World Championships at Donkin Reserve and City Hall
- 27 to 18 March – Measurement and scrutineering of boats at ABYC.
- 28 March, from 12h00 – Worlds Races 1 and 2 – Visible from Shark Rock Pier
- 29 March, from 12h00 – Worlds Race 3
- 30 March, from 12h00 – Worlds Race 4 and 5
- 31 March – No Racing
- 1 April, from 12h00 – Worlds Race 6
- 2 April, from 12h00 – Worlds Race 7 and 8
- 3 April, from 12h00 – Worlds Race 9
- 3 April, after final race – Prize Giving, ABYC
The International 505 is a one-design high-performance two-person monohull planing centreboard dinghy, with spinnaker, using a trapeze for the crew. While it is a high-performance boat and demanding in a blow, the 505 is an extraordinarily well-handling craft and is easier to control than many smaller trapeze boats.
The 505 is named for its length, 5.05 meters (16.5 feet).
During the 60th SAP 5O5 World Championships the public will have limited day time access to the Algoa Bay Yacht Club and Chartroom Restaurant and prior bookings are essential.
- ABYC: 041 585 4058
- Chartroom restaurant: 041 585 2893