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The International 5.5 Metre Class is a class of racing yachts initially designed under the rules of the International Yacht Racing Union (IYRU) that is now known as the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).
Yachts of the Class are not identical but have to be strictly built according to the Class Rating Rules. We estimate that approximately 800 boats have been built around the World. The Class is divided in three divisions; Modern, Evolution and Classic.

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For definitive International 5.5 Metre history
Posted on 13 Feb
Australian clean sweep in the Five Nations Cup
The International 5.5 Class association awarded all three cups to Australian teams
Posted on 10 Feb
5.5 Metre Herbstpreis at Lake Thun overall
Marie-Françoise XXI secures the event title
Posted on 12 Oct 2020
5.5 Metre Herbstpreis at Lake Thun day 2
Winter arrives on Thunersee
Posted on 11 Oct 2020
5.5 Metre Herbstpreis at Lake Thun day 1
Marie-Françoise XXI leads in Switzerland
Posted on 10 Oct 2020
5.5 Metre Europeans at Sanremo, Italy overall
Aspire secures the title with no racing possible on the final day
Posted on 29 Aug 2020
5.5 Metre Europeans at Sanremo, Italy day 4
Aspire takes two bullets to lead
Posted on 28 Aug 2020
5.5 Metre Europeans at Sanremo, Italy day 3
No wind stops play
Posted on 27 Aug 2020
5.5 Metre Europeans at Sanremo, Italy day 2
Momo extends on glamour second day
Posted on 27 Aug 2020
5.5 Metre Europeans at Sanremo, Italy day 1
Kusznierewicz and Schön dominate opening day
Posted on 26 Aug 2020
Thunderstorm heralds 5.5 Metre Europeans opening
20 teams set for racing in Sanremo, Italy
Posted on 25 Aug 2020
Sanremo ready to run 5.5m Europeans
First international event for the class since the pandemic began
Posted on 21 Aug 2020
5.5 Metre European Championship entry opens
A series of 10 races is scheduled at Yacht Club Sanremo
Posted on 16 Jun 2020
Fivepointfive magazine - April 2020 edition
Fascinating interviews, technical articles, history and national updates
Posted on 10 Apr 2020
The first episode of On Course
Exciting new series that takes a regular look at the sailing world
Posted on 1 Apr 2020
2020 5.5 Metre Class Australian Championship
Thirteen was a lucky number at RPAYC
Posted on 12 Mar 2020
5.5 Metre Class continues to evolve
Eclectic range of events planned for 2020
Posted on 3 Feb 2020
North Sails Weekly Debrief
#NSVictoryList: 5.5 Metre Worlds, North Kites, Etchells Australian Nationals, Winter Photo Share
Posted on 18 Jan 2020
International 5.5 Metre Worlds at RPAYC overall
Artemis XIV secures 5.5 world title after exciting final day
Posted on 13 Jan 2020
International 5.5 Metre Worlds at RPAYC day 4
Wins for Shaolin and Ali Baba
Posted on 12 Jan 2020
International 5.5 Metre Worlds at RPAYC day 3
High seas stop racing on third day at Newport, Australia
Posted on 11 Jan 2020
International 5.5 Metre Worlds at RPAYC Day 2
Artemis XIV and New Moon II share spoils
Posted on 10 Jan 2020
International 5.5 Metre Worlds at RPAYC Day 1
Artemis XIV leads from start to finish
Posted on 9 Jan 2020
Ku-Ring-Gai, Baragoola and Clark Kent win
5.5 Metre Class Cups conclude ahead of World Championship
Posted on 7 Jan 2020
5.5 Metre Class Cups in Pittwater
Ku-Ring-Gai and Carabella lead
Posted on 6 Jan 2020
5.5 Metre Scandinavian Gold Cup day 2
Artemis XIV seals record win at Pittwater
Posted on 5 Jan 2020
5.5 Metre Scandinavian Gold Cup day 1
Defenders snatch opening race
Posted on 4 Jan 2020
International 5.5 Metre fleet returns to Pittwater
Scandinavian Gold Cup is a diminutive trophy with a unique format
Posted on 2 Jan 2020
Int 5.5 Metre Class December news
Champions to unite for Gold Cup and World Championship 2020
Posted on 3 Dec 2019
Champions to unite for 5.5 Metre Gold Cup & Worlds
The championship and its lead-in events are expected to attract around 27 boats
Posted on 3 Dec 2019
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Martin Cross at 2020 Scandinavian Gold Cup
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Baragoola at the 2020 5.5 worlds
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John Bacon and Kuringgai crew at 2020 Worlds
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Race 5 on day 3 of the 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis
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Lake Thun always provides an impressive backdrop at the 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis
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Marie Françoise XXI wins the 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis
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Pungin on day 3 of the 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis
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Forza Del Destino on day 3 of the 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis
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Ali Baba on day 3 of the 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis
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Sun sets on another 5.5 Metre season, one of the few classes this year to have managed both a World and a European Championship
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Skylla IV on 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis day 2
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Black & White on 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis day 2
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Marie-Françoise XXI on 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis day 2
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Pungin on 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis day 2
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Silver Fox on 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis day 2
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Ali Baba on 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis day 2
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Close racing on 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis day 2
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Marie-Françoise XXI on 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis day 1
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Skylla IV on 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis day 1
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Pungin on 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis day 1
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Epic backdrop to racing at Thun on 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis day 1
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Shaolin on 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis day 1
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Ali Baba on 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis day 1
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Zicca on 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis day 1
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Caracole runs out of wind - 5.5 Metre European Championship 2020
© Robert Deaves
3rd - New Moon - 5.5 Metre European Championship 2020
© Robert Deaves
Close racing on Day 4 - 5.5 Metre European Championship 2020
© Robert Deaves
Day 4 action - 5.5 Metre European Championship 2020
© Stas Gacek
The team from Aspire - 2020 5.5 Metre European Championship
© Robert Deaves
2nd - Momo - 5.5 Metre European Championship 2020
© Robert Deaves
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