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SAP 505 World’s set for Adelaide

'505 Worlds 2006 HISC'    Steve Arkley

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 Name Helmsman's Name Crew's Name Country
8893 Literacy Circle Andrew Hewson Kane Sinclair AUS/NSW
8173 Fussbus Bob Fussell Jeremy Fussell AUS/NSW
8853 FARM Carter Jackson Peter Holden AUS/NSW
8894 Chris Nicholson Darren Nicholson AUS/NSW
7983 Absolutely David Johnson Grahame Tindall AUS/NSW
8864   Hamish Jarrett Chris Pearson AUS/NSW
8803 Don’t Ask Ian Bryden James Bryden AUS/NSW
8648 Sea Saw Jeff Robinson   AUS/NSW
8920 B2 Mike Quirk Geoff Lange AUS/NSW
8637 Blowflies Sam Cronin Kevin Whitbread AUS/NSW
8759 The Missus Scott Ovenden Bryce Penfold AUS/NSW
8589 Ross Island Annabel Jones Brian Jones AUS/QLD
8922 Daring Kestrel 2 Bill Cuneo John Warlow AUS/QLD
8876 Chris Tattersall Greg Clarke AUS/QLD
8781 Alexander & Assoc. Earle Alexander Ian Gregg AUS/QLD
8840 The Full Monty Kevin Cameron Jeremy Manders AUS/QLD
8921 Sweaty Betty Nigel Lott Bob Franks AUS/QLD
6765 Infrared Peter Croft Gary Rushton AUS/QLD
8644 Skat Phil Gray Richard Machin AUS/QLD
8092 Swift Bill Travis Warren Cosh AUS/SA
8884 Schiavello Chris Went Karl Olson AUS/SA
8891 The Surly Mermaid Damian Carey Marcus Cooper AUS/SA
7338 Bluebeard Glen Greenhalgh Paul Greenhalgh AUS/SA
8765 Into the Red Greg Illman Andrew Slater AUS/SA
8785 SS Cardsharks Ian Burford Wayne Boyd AUS/SA
8810 Go   John Jenkins Steve Sievewright AUS/SA
8796 Fangin Hoons Jonno Bannister AUS/SA
8602 Makybe Diva Kym Campion Charlie Longbottom AUS/SA
8890 Groove Train Malcolm Higgins Andrew Chisholm AUS/SA
8292 Zooom Mark Scrymgour   AUS/SA
8795 Sleek Martin Pike Dan Cowan AUS/SA
8783 Mikaila Lee Michael Thomson Nick Johnston AUS/SA
8760 2 Minute Noodles Peter Woolman Phil Webb AUS/SA
8349 A Cunning Plan Robin Cross Mark Raparella AUS/SA
8877 Commonwealth Bank Robin Deussen Jordan Spencer AUS/SA
8839 Hawaii Five O Sandy Higgins Paul Marsh AUS/SA
8501 TSTOY Windscreen Heath Patten Nick Merker AUS/WA
7830 Stiff Ripples Jake Flintoff Jesse Flintoff AUS/WA
8278 Valkyrie Luke Payne Ben Davis AUS/WA
8855 Occy Mark Stowell AUS/WA
8811 Crimson Autograph Matt Hansen Shane Attwell AUS/WA
8755 Banshee Brian Trainor Karl Oswald CAN
8620 Jan Saugmann Morten Ramsbaek DEN
8826 Powerware Tom Bojland Jakob Karbo DEN
8849 Per Larsen Andreas Carlsson DEN/SWE
8746 Panther Raimo Raita Juha Nurmela Finland
8321 Ataraxia Bertrand Loyal    France
8366 Dindo Francios Gautier Nicolas Leluan France
8885 Ben Iliffe Simon Lake GBR
8882 Musto Ian Pinnell Steve Hunt GBR
8907 Zimmerjim Jim Berry Carl Gibbon GBR
8925 Martin Wedge Scott Allen GBR
8905 Stuart Turnbull Jason Lunn GBR
8881 Terry Scutcher Christian Diebitsch GBR
8435 Patrick McGale Marcus Korobacz GBR/AUS
8701 Orlando Rob Napier Pip Pearson GBR/AUS
8903 Boris Herrmann Julien Kleiner GER
8880 Lustspiel Christian Kellner Robert Rothe GER
8915 Hasso Plattner Peter Alarie GER
8751 Helen Fischer Angela Stenger GER
8418 Jan Sell Wiebke Gewinn GER
8875 Jens Findel Johannes Tellen GER
8744 Martin Goerge Hans-Heinrich Rix GER
8728 XY Meiki Schomaeker Rainer Goerge GER
8777 Strawberry Stefan Schollmayer Frisco Sanguino GER
8675 Graue Maus Volker Goerge Friederichs Hartwig GER
8817 Cut Snake Marco Gambardella Gabriele Cortegiani ITA
7539 ADHD Kuba Pawluk Piotr Zoltowski POL
8707 Aitsa Albrecht Holm Warrick Ham RSA
8520 Geelslang Rudolph Holm Dirk Rother RSA
8789 Flobalob Tony Murray K Kuhn RSA
8232 Ebbe Rosen Olle Wenrup Sweden
8084 88th Planet Aaron Ross Rob Waterman USA
8867 Allan Staley Mary Louise Vidas USA
6499 Orgasmatron Angus Brackett Colin Orcini USA
8643 Barney Harris USA
8577 Plum Crazy Bruce Van Deventer Scott Weiler USA
8813 The Regurgitator Evert Meyer Matt Kennerknecht USA
8647 Liberator Hank Henry Mike Zimmerman USA
8012 Henry Amthor Douglas Amthor USA
8764 Howie Hamlin USA
8687 Hubert Guy Steve Adolph USA
7771 Gummy Kevin Taugher Jon Bell USA
7873 Floyd Mark Dowdy Jason Bright USA
8831 Mats Elf Paul VonGrey USA
8822 Mike Holt Carl Smit USA
8714 The Black Boat Mike Martin Jeff Nelson USA
8919 Neal Fowler Doug McKeige USA
8081 Nick Adamson Steve Bourdow USA
8631 Blue Steel Parker Shin Gareth Williams USA
8554 Panic Doug Hagan Michael Duffield USA /AUS
8445 Big Red Todger Patrick McCosh David Horsfall ZIM

by Rob Kothe


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