Please select your home edition
Edition
Zhik Isotak Ocean

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
Wildwind 2016 660x82Naiad/Oracle SupplierBakewell-White Yacht Design

Related Articles

Clipper Race – Will there be successful North Atlantic escape artist?
The winds started lightening yesterday, and boat speeds are low today in the fluky airs at around the halfway race mark. ClipperTelemed+ is now leading the fleet again, with former race leader Derry~Londonderry~Doire in second and LMAX Exchange in third after coming out of Stealth Mode as it attempted to bluff the other teams regarding going for the Scoring Gate.
Posted today at 11:28 am
470 Junior Worlds – Spanish women in gold, Spanish men in silver
Before the start of the Medal Race of the women, the podium places were not decided yet. The last of the five racing days sees another Japanese team make it to the podium.
Posted on 26 Jun
Clipper Race fleet makes a crucial decision to miss the Scoring Gate
The brakes have been put on the rollercoaster ride for now after the teams made the turn north around Ice Box perimeter. The brakes have been put on the rollercoaster ride for now after the teams made the turn north around the Ice Box perimeter and now find themselves caught in the lighter winds of the North Atlantic High, but they are at least now pointing towards finish destination Derry-Londonderry.
Posted on 26 Jun
Could blistering progress slow as fleet prepares to head north
2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - It has been another fantastic day’s progress in the North Atlantic. It has been another fantastic day’s progress in the North Atlantic. 30 knots of wind from the south-southwest, sun, and current has seen teams blast reaching and reporting record runs of approximately 300NM VMG in the past 24 hours, but that could end today as teams approach the edge of the Ice Box and prepare to head north into the light winds of the Azores High.
Posted on 25 Jun
Clipper Race crew member successfully medevaced from North Atlantic
Chris Drummond from High Wycombe, UK a crew member on board IchorCoal, had complained of severe chest pains yesterday. Chris Drummond, 62, from High Wycombe, UK a crew member on board IchorCoal, had complained of severe chest pains yesterday but was stabilised after receiving care from one of the team’s two on board medics, a Consultant Anesthetist.
Posted on 24 Jun
Split fortunes as Atlantic storm divides the Clipper Race fleet
A dramatic storm stalled progress for some teams yesterday, widening the margin between the front and back of the fleet. A dramatic Atlantic storm stalled progress for some teams yesterday, widening the margin between the front and back of the fleet, and it is the boats to the south which are still enjoying the added power of the Gulf Stream which have made best progress over the past 24 hours.
Posted on 24 Jun
PredictWind - Stunning new forecast maps
When developing the Offshore App, we had to rethink maps for offshore sailors. When developing the Offshore App, we had to rethink maps for offshore sailors. The mapping technology was rebuilt to be faster, have smaller downloads and be able to smoothly animate PredictWind’s advanced forecasts. Following the success of the Offshore App, we’re releasing this unique display technology across all other platforms, including the forecast website, Android and iOS Apps
Posted on 24 Jun
Gulf Stream creates exhilarating conditions for the Clipper Race fleet
Derry~Londonderry~Doire has retained its race lead of approximately 10NM but just 1nm separates second place Garmin. Derry~Londonderry~Doire has retained its race lead of approximately 10NM but just one nautical mile separates second place Garmin, third place ClipperTelemed+ (which has seen its southerly position pay off and has climbed seven positions since yesterday) LMAX Exchange in fourth, and GREAT Britain in fifth, meaning positions are changing frequently at the top.
Posted on 23 Jun
Meet St Katharine Docks neighbours and teammates Tom and Marta
As teams compete in final, Atlantic Homecoming Leg of the race, some crew be headed a little closer to home than others. As the teams compete in this final, Atlantic Homecoming Leg of the race, some crew be headed a little closer to home than others. Once back in London, many will still have to take a plane, train or automobile before they can really say they are home, but for our two St Katharine Docks residents it will be little more than a short stroll for their sea legs to handle.
Posted on 23 Jun
Gladwell's Line - Emirates Team NZ launches shadow AC50
Emirates Team NZ took a late but significant step along the road to the 35th America's Cup, with the launch of their AC4 Emirates Team NZ took a late but significant step along the road to the 35th America's Cup, with the launch of their AC45S - as the test boats are called in the Protocol which governs the 2017 event. The bloated Protocol, which now runs to 83 pages of legalese, is restrictive on the size of boat that can be built as a test platform but doesn't restrict the number that can be built.
Posted on 22 Jun