Please select your home edition
Edition
Zhik Isotak Ocean

505 Class Takes on The Gorge in 2008 Championships

by Sue Athmann on 15 Jul 2008
International 505 racing © Richard Phillips

The Columbia River is the site of the 2008 International 505 Class Yacht Racing Associations North American Championships. On July 16th thru the 20th in Cascade Locks, Oregon dozens of International 505 sailors from the United States and Canada, along with visiting European sailors will take on the famous winds of 'The Gorge'.

Managed by the Columbia Gorge Racing Association and hosted by the Pacific Northwest Fleet of the International 505 class, the regatta is sponsored by Far East Boats, Fisheries Supply, Glaser Sails, Kam Gear, North Sails, West Marine, and Zhik Sailing Gear. The 505 North American Championships are included on the schedule of events for the 2008 Gorge Games.

About the International 505
The International 505, a high-performance double-handed racing dinghy is actively sailed in over 20 countries and on 5 continents. The 16’6', 280 pound trapeze dinghy carries a main and jib sail area of 178 square feet and a spinnaker of 200 square feet.

The 'semi-developmental' philosophy of the class has allowed for technological advances well beyond John Westells original design in 1954 . The no secrets attitude within the class keeps the relative speed of all boats close. A twenty-year-old boat can still win a championship.

2008 505 North American Championships July 16-20, 2008
Columbia River, Cascade Locks, Oregon
Regatta Chairman: Paul VonGrey, phone (360) 679 0831
Regatta Website: www.usa505.org/usa/regattas/2008/NorthAmericans/

International 505 American Section – www.usa.505.org
President: Tyler Moore,
Phone (757) 897 2127
Email: tylerwmoore@verizon.net

International 505 Yacht Racing Association – www.int505.org
President: Malcolm Pip Pearson, Australia
Phone (61) 8 8296 2129
Naiad/Oracle Supplierupffront 660x82Zhik ZKG 660x82

Related Articles

Etchells Europeans - Kiwis on top after Day 1 after long day in Cowes
For the first day of the 2016 Etchells Open Europeans, PRO Phil Lawrence, prophesied that it might be a long day The top Etchells team today was Feng Shui, from the Royal Akarana Yacht Club, Auckland, NZ. Helmed by Andrew Wills and owned by Anatole Masfen, Matthew Kelway completes the line up. The team has won several New Zealand National Titles and Wills was on Jud Smith's winning team for the 2006 Etchells Worlds.
Posted today at 10:51 pm
Hollandia wins 8 Metre World Cup
After nine race series, Netherlands' Hollandia wins it with eight points. The racing took place in a range of conditions After a five day, nine race series, Hollandia of the Netherlands wins it with eight points. The racing took place in a range of conditions and Hollandia managed to win every race.
Posted today at 3:19 pm
Volvo Ocean Race - Enright and Towill ready to go again in 2017/18
Team Alvimedica skipper Charlie Enright and his long-time buddy Mark Towill are eager to put their experience to use. Team Alvimedica were the youngest team in the race last edition, and now skipper Charlie Enright and his long-time buddy Mark Towill are eager to put that experience to use. Volvo Ocean race's Jonno Turner caught up with Mark and Charlie to chat about everything from the transition back into 'real life', their reflections on the 2014-15 campaign - and the future.
Posted today at 9:57 am
Noroton Yacht Club takes the NYYC Grandmasters Team Race Trophy again
The yacht club from Darien, Connecticut, still out sailed every other club on the water. Every August the biggest question for the NYYC Grandmasters Team Race Regatta is whether this will be the year that Noroton Yacht Club's winning streak ends. Yet even after the age minimums were raised by five years and the event was expanded to 10 teams and three days to stiffen the competition, the yacht club from Darien, Connecticut, still out sailed every other club on the water.
Posted today at 3:48 am
The door’s been flung open – again
Now whether it was the Champagne or something far more ethereal, there is the chance that sailing gets sexier for Tokyo Now whether it was the Champagne or something far more ethereal, there is the chance that sailing may get sexier for Tokyo 2020. Yes, the proverbial door has been cast ajar before, often to much fanfare, and not that much has been achieved.
Posted on 28 Aug
Michael Illbruck crowned 2016 Melges 20 World Champion
Although not a simple task, Freides aimed to keep Illbruck behind him, or at minimum out of top nine ranking. Hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino, the World Championship was the most successful to date featuring four days of incredible sportboat racing.
Posted on 28 Aug
Freides defends leadership at Melges 20 World Championship
The one and only race that was able to take place at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship was a difficult one at best 2016 Melges 20 World Championship - The one and only race that was able to take place at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino was a difficult one at best, however managed to present some nice new faces at the front of the fleet.
Posted on 28 Aug
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Crew catch up - Meet Dhruv Boruah
After crew members have completed their global ocean adventure, some go back to their previous lives and occupations After crew members have completed their global ocean adventure, some go back to their previous lives and occupations, some decide on a future in the marine industry, some take time out to assess their next move in life and others seek their next challenge.
Posted on 27 Aug
Changing of the Guard at Melges 20 Worlds, Freides takes over
The second day of racing at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship featured two races under shifty conditions 2016 Melges 20 World Championship - The second day of racing at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino featured two races under shifty conditions, shaking up the standings and making Drew Freides' Pacific Yankee the new leader with a one point advantage over Michael Illbruck on Pinta now seated in second place.
Posted on 27 Aug
Vendée Globe – Yann Eliès and his team relaunch 60-ft IMOCA in Lorient
Yann is now on the final stretch before the event and will be taking part in the three training courses. Yann is now on the final stretch before the event and will be taking part in the three training courses organised at the Finistère Ocean Racing Centre in Port-la-Forêt (Brittany). He will also take part in the Azimut Trophy. Yann Eliès tells us about the work that has been done and what lies ahead in the final part of his preparation.
Posted on 26 Aug