Please select your home edition
Edition
Zhik Dinghy Wetsuits

SAP 5O5 World Championships at Kieler YC preview

by Kieler Woche Pressesprecher on 26 Jan 2014
Peter Ramcke (Kieler-Woche-Organizer), Jürgen Waldheim (5O5-President Germany), the German Champions of 5O5 (with bowman Holger Jess) Meike Schomäker, Stefan Lacher (Head of Sponsorship Technology SAP) und Nikolaus Rickers (Point of Sailing). - The SAP 5O5 World Championships 2014 http://www.segel-bilder.de">www.segel-bilder.de http://http://www.segel-bilder.de">www.segel-bilder.de
The SAP 5O5 World Championships 2014, hosted by Kieler Yacht-Club, will take place in Kiel, Germany from 13-22 August, 2014. More than 130 crews from over 15 nations are expected to descend on Kiel to compete for the title of SAP 5O5 World Champion.

In an action-packed year of international regattas at Kieler Yacht-Club, the SAP 5O5 World Championships will be the crowning event. After the Young Europeans Sailing, Kieler Woche and the ORC World Championship, the lightning-fast 5O5 dinghies will take to Kiel Bay to battle for the World Championship title.

SAP is proud to continue its partnership with the 5O5 class as the title sponsor of the 2014 Championship. Now entering the sixth year of the partnership, SAP will continue to develop its innovative sailing solutions to enhance the regatta for sailors, fans, organizers and media.

'SAP is committed to enhancing the 5O5 class experience. Through our partnership with the class, SAP technology will help sailors improve their performance, make it easier for fans to track and understand the race, streamline operations for regatta organizers and deliver real-time insights to broadcasters,' says Stefan Lacher, Head of Sponsorship Technology at SAP.

Jürgen Waldheim, Chairman of the German 5O5 Class Association, commented, 'I’m thrilled to be working with SAP, the company’s innovative solutions are transforming sailing around the world and will enable the regatta to run better.'

Together with SAP, the German 5O5 Class Association is leading the organization of the event with the Kieler Yacht-Club (KYC) and its marketing agency Point of Sailing.

'We are proud that such a prestigious regatta will take place in Kiel, the home of German sailing. Working with our partners, our priority is to make the SAP 5O5 World Championship 2014 an unforgettable regatta for the sailors and fans,' commented Nikolaus Rickers, Chairman of the Kieler Yacht-Club Regatta Committee and General Manager of Point of Sailing.

Last year’s SAP 5O5 World Championship saw Germany dominate the podium with Claas Lehman-Leon Oehme (Hamburg), Stefan Böhm-Gerald Roos (Cologne) and Wolfgang Hunger- Holger Jess claiming gold, silver and bronze respectively. This year the former three time World Champion, Holger Jess, will be crew for the world’s fastest helmswoman Meike Schomäker.

Speaking about this year’s Championship, Schomäker commented, 'It is extraordinary that the World Championship will take place in my hometown. It is also fantastic that SAP will be continuing their support of the regatta. We are looking forward to analyzing races with SAP sailing analytics and gaining insights from SAP experts, enabling us to sail faster and smarter.'

This summer will see teams from the USA, Australia, France and England (where the 5O5 dinghy was invented) head to the northern German town. However, one of the largest 5O5 training groups in the world is based in Kiel therefore a number of local teams will also be competing. Kieler Yacht-Club Chairman himself, Ulrich W. Ellerbeck will take to the water to compete in the regatta. The 61-year-old will jump into the fray as crew of Kay Ewaldsen, who won the German Championship in 1975 and 1976.

The competition kicks off in Kiel, Germany on August 13 with the Pre-Worlds Regatta followed by the SAP 5O5 World Championship from August 16-22. Online registration is live, and so far 23 teams from seven nations and four continents have entered.

For more information: click here
X-Yachts AUS X4 - 660 - 2Jeanneau Sunfast 660x82Harken AUS HL Snatch Block 660x82

Related Articles

America's Cup - Artemis Racing shifts into dog-fighting mode
The third round of America's Cup ACC practice racing got underway in Bermuda on Monday, April 24. The third round of America's Cup ACC practice racing got underway in Bermuda on Monday, April 24. Skipper Nathan Outteridge says Match Racing skills have always been a big part of a successful campaign and the team at Artemis Racing is now working hard at improving its “dog fighting” tactics.
Posted today at 11:42 am
New addition to North Sail for Volvo Ocean 65 racing machines
Their sails have powered eight out of nine Volvo Ocean Race winners since 1989-90, with Steinlager 2. Instead of assembling cloth panels into a particular sail shape, the Volvo Ocean Race sails are composites. This means that 3Di material 'tapes' are laid in a specific arrangement, offering stable structure to the sail where it is needed most.
Posted on 24 Apr
America's Cup - Tech Tuesday - Why AC50's sail bow down - Video
OTUSA tactician Tom Slingsby (AUS) explains why the AC50's sail with bow down trim Why do the America's Cup Class catamarans sail with bow down trim? It's a common question. Helmsman and Tactician Tom Slingsby? provides a detailed answer in this #TechTuesday feature.
Posted on 23 Apr
America's Cup - Images from Practice Race Session 2 in Bermuda.
Images have just been posted by America's Cup organisers of the second Practice Session conducted between April 6-7. Images have just been posted by America's Cup organisers of the second Practice Session conducted in Bermuda between April 6-7. Images are not available from the third session which finished on April 12. The next Practice Session is a five day one beginning on April 24 to April 28.
Posted on 22 Apr
35 days to go until the start of the 35th America's Cup
Friday 21st April is another milestone in the countdown to the start of the 35th America’s Cup Friday 21st April is another milestone in the countdown to the start of the 35th America’s Cup as it marks exactly 35 days to go until the greatest race on water begins in Bermuda.
Posted on 22 Apr
America's Cup - Oracle Team USA's Jimmy Spithill does a flying leap
Oracle Team USA skipper, Jimmy Spithill became the latest AC50 sailor to go overboard Oracle Team USA skipper, Jimmy Spithill became the latest AC50 sailor to go overboard with an epic leap after he crossed the AC50 during a manoeuvre and was unable to stop when he reached the new helm position. In a split-second decision the twice winner of the America's Cup had to decide whether to drop, slide and try and grab something, or just keep going and leap clear of the rudder foils. H
Posted on 21 Apr
America's Cup - Practising in Bermuda's Great Sound - April 20 - Video
The America's Cup Teams were training on Bermuda's Great Sound on April 20, 2017 The America's Cup Teams were training on Bermuda's Great Sound on April 20, 2017 including Oracle Team USA, Land Rover BAR and Groupama Team France in AC50's.Sailed in moderate to fresh breezes the teams seemed to be sailing OK but with some significant splash-downs and broaches.
Posted on 21 Apr
America's Cup - Ashby expects Kiwis to sailing by weekend in Bermuda
Emirates Team NZ skipper, Glenn Ashby has revealed that the team expect to be on the water in Bermuda this weekend. Emirates Team New Zealand skipper, Glenn Ashby has revealed that the team expect to be on the water in Bermuda this weekend. In a long interview with Bermudan newspaper Royal Gazette's Talbot Wilson, they covered a lot of ground.
Posted on 20 Apr
Volvo Ocean Race - Chinese trio returns for Dongfeng Race Team
Dongfeng Race Team have confirmed four more crew members for their 2017-18 campaign including the returning Chinese trio Dongfeng Race Team have confirmed four more crew members for their 2017-18 campaign, including the returning Chinese trio of Black, Wolf and Horace.
Posted on 20 Apr
America's Cup - Babysitting Emirates Team NZ's AC50 to Bermuda - Video
Join three of the Emirates Team New Zealand shore crew as they travel aboard the Emirates Sky Cargo 747 air freighter, Join three of the Emirates Team New Zealand shore crew, Chris ('Curly') Salthouse, Sean Regan and Martin McElwee as they travel aboard the Emirates Sky Cargo 747 air freighter, and ride on top of the team's AC50 and other equipment on the flight from Auckland to Bermuda via Los Angeles, and keep an eye on the delicate cargo.
Posted on 20 Apr