SAP 505 World’s set for Adelaide

505 Worlds 2006 HISC
The final pre-event for the 2007 SAP International 505 World Championships, the Australian titles, start next Tuesday in Adelaide with the World Championship series starting on January 27th and finishing on the 2nd February 2007.

This will the third time that the 505 Worlds has returned to the sheltered waters of the St. Vincent Gulf at the Brighton and Seacliff Yacht Club in Adelaide.

Sir James Hardy, now one of Australia’s sailing icons, won the World titles here in 1966 and the Worlds returned in 1983. In Adelaide for the series, he commented, 'I am looking forward to a great regatta.

‘We have 13 countries from around the world, with 19 crews from the USA, 10 crews from Germany including Hasso Plattner, whose software company SAP is sponsoring the regatta. We have eight UK crews and boats from Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, France, Italy, Poland, South Africa and Zimbabwe.’

Amongst the strong US contingent is Howie Hamlin who was second at the 2006 Hayling Island Worlds and he is looking to go one better in Australia.

Hamlin claims the 505 is the best all around two person boat in the world. ‘The 505's light weight, narrow water line, flared topsides, trapeze, large sail area, long spinnaker pole, and comfortable seat tanks, make the boat extremely fast, fun, exciting and pleasurable to sail.'

The development of the Class began at the IYRU trials in 1953, to find the 'best possible two-man centre boarder'. An 18 footer 'Coronet' showed clearly superior to her competitors.

The designer of 'Coronet', John Westell in response to French requests reduced the overall length to 5.05 metres, lightening the hull and modifying it considerably, together with cutting the sail area to 14 sq. metres. And in January 1954 the Five-O-Five was born! The Class expanded rapidly and now at least 18 countries have active fleets. By January 2007 more than 8,925 boats had been registered.

With the crew on the wire and the helmsman hiking, boat stability is good and the boats are easily manouvered. Although any material and type of construction may be used, current boats are now using carbon fibre and epoxy resins. The hull shape is strictly controlled, with minimum weights both for the bare hull and the complete boat in sailing trim.

With 41 Australian crews racing, the host nation should have a good chance of securing the Championship, but its a blue blood field with Olympians and America's cup sailors amongst the favourites. The US, UK and German crews are very strong.

Denny Colliver from the Regatta Office reports, 'This morning the Australian Customs service are inspecting six containers just near the Club and this afternoon unpacking will commence and the international fleet will be on the water tomorrow. We have some gentle soaking rain this morning, but we are looking forward to great weather next week.'

 SAP 505 WORLDS 2007 entries - incomplete list
Sail #Boat NameHelmsman's NameCrew's NameCountry
8893Literacy CircleAndrew HewsonKane SinclairAUS/NSW
8173FussbusBob FussellJeremy FussellAUS/NSW
8853FARMCarter JacksonPeter HoldenAUS/NSW
8894Chris NicholsonDarren NicholsonAUS/NSW
7983AbsolutelyDavid JohnsonGrahame TindallAUS/NSW
8864 Hamish JarrettChris PearsonAUS/NSW
8803Don’t AskIan BrydenJames BrydenAUS/NSW
8648Sea SawJeff Robinson AUS/NSW
8920B2Mike QuirkGeoff LangeAUS/NSW
8637BlowfliesSam CroninKevin WhitbreadAUS/NSW
8759The MissusScott OvendenBryce PenfoldAUS/NSW
8589Ross IslandAnnabel JonesBrian JonesAUS/QLD
8922Daring Kestrel 2Bill CuneoJohn WarlowAUS/QLD
8876Chris TattersallGreg ClarkeAUS/QLD
8781Alexander & Assoc.Earle AlexanderIan GreggAUS/QLD
8840The Full MontyKevin CameronJeremy MandersAUS/QLD
8921Sweaty BettyNigel LottBob FranksAUS/QLD
6765InfraredPeter CroftGary RushtonAUS/QLD
8644SkatPhil GrayRichard MachinAUS/QLD
8092SwiftBill TravisWarren CoshAUS/SA
8884SchiavelloChris WentKarl OlsonAUS/SA
8891The Surly MermaidDamian CareyMarcus CooperAUS/SA
7338BluebeardGlen GreenhalghPaul GreenhalghAUS/SA
8765Into the RedGreg IllmanAndrew SlaterAUS/SA
8785SS CardsharksIan BurfordWayne BoydAUS/SA
8810Go  John JenkinsSteve SievewrightAUS/SA
8796Fangin HoonsJonno BannisterAUS/SA
8602Makybe DivaKym CampionCharlie LongbottomAUS/SA
8890Groove TrainMalcolm HigginsAndrew ChisholmAUS/SA
8292ZooomMark Scrymgour AUS/SA
8795SleekMartin PikeDan CowanAUS/SA
8783Mikaila LeeMichael ThomsonNick JohnstonAUS/SA
87602 Minute NoodlesPeter WoolmanPhil WebbAUS/SA
8349A Cunning PlanRobin CrossMark RaparellaAUS/SA
8877Commonwealth BankRobin DeussenJordan SpencerAUS/SA
8839Hawaii Five OSandy HigginsPaul MarshAUS/SA
8501TSTOY WindscreenHeath PattenNick MerkerAUS/WA
7830Stiff RipplesJake FlintoffJesse FlintoffAUS/WA
8278ValkyrieLuke PayneBen DavisAUS/WA
8855OccyMark StowellAUS/WA
8811Crimson AutographMatt HansenShane AttwellAUS/WA
8755BansheeBrian TrainorKarl OswaldCAN
8620Jan SaugmannMorten RamsbaekDEN
8826PowerwareTom BojlandJakob KarboDEN
8849Per LarsenAndreas CarlssonDEN/SWE
8746PantherRaimo RaitaJuha NurmelaFinland
8321AtaraxiaBertrand Loyal  France
8366DindoFrancios GautierNicolas LeluanFrance
8885Ben IliffeSimon LakeGBR
8882MustoIan PinnellSteve HuntGBR
8907ZimmerjimJim BerryCarl GibbonGBR
8925Martin WedgeScott AllenGBR
8905Stuart TurnbullJason LunnGBR
8881Terry ScutcherChristian DiebitschGBR
8435Patrick McGaleMarcus KorobaczGBR/AUS
8701OrlandoRob NapierPip PearsonGBR/AUS
8903Boris HerrmannJulien KleinerGER
8880LustspielChristian KellnerRobert RotheGER
8915Hasso PlattnerPeter AlarieGER
8751Helen FischerAngela StengerGER
8418Jan SellWiebke GewinnGER
8875Jens FindelJohannes TellenGER
8744Martin GoergeHans-Heinrich RixGER
8728XYMeiki SchomaekerRainer GoergeGER
8777StrawberryStefan SchollmayerFrisco SanguinoGER
8675Graue MausVolker GoergeFriederichs HartwigGER
8817Cut SnakeMarco GambardellaGabriele CortegianiITA
7539ADHDKuba PawlukPiotr ZoltowskiPOL
8707AitsaAlbrecht HolmWarrick HamRSA
8520GeelslangRudolph HolmDirk RotherRSA
8789FlobalobTony MurrayK KuhnRSA
8232Ebbe RosenOlle WenrupSweden
808488th PlanetAaron RossRob WatermanUSA
8867Allan StaleyMary Louise VidasUSA
6499OrgasmatronAngus BrackettColin OrciniUSA
8643Barney HarrisUSA
8577Plum CrazyBruce Van DeventerScott WeilerUSA
8813The RegurgitatorEvert MeyerMatt KennerknechtUSA
8647LiberatorHank HenryMike ZimmermanUSA
8012Henry AmthorDouglas AmthorUSA
8764Howie HamlinUSA
8687Hubert GuySteve AdolphUSA
7771GummyKevin TaugherJon BellUSA
7873FloydMark DowdyJason BrightUSA
8831Mats ElfPaul VonGreyUSA
8822Mike HoltCarl SmitUSA
8714The Black BoatMike MartinJeff NelsonUSA
8919Neal FowlerDoug McKeigeUSA
8081Nick AdamsonSteve BourdowUSA
8631Blue SteelParker ShinGareth WilliamsUSA
8554PanicDoug HaganMichael DuffieldUSA /AUS
8445Big Red TodgerPatrick McCoshDavid HorsfallZIM