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2020 Australian 505 Championship at Royal Brighton Yacht Club - Preview

by Michael Quirk 15 Jan 04:43 PST 16-21 January 2020
International 505 World Championships © Michael Quirk

The International 505 Class has announced that the 2020 Australian Championship will be held as part of the annual Sail Melbourne Regatta.

In what is the first of many international 5O5 open events around the world in the coming year, the 2020 505 Australian Open Championship will take place January 16-21, 2020.

Melbourne is known for its great restaurants and trendy coffee scene as well as the beautiful beaches and fantastic sailing conditions found Australia wide. Brighton Yacht Club is also hosting the annual Sail Melbourne Olympic classes regatta so it promises to be a busy and high-level event with many of the world's best sailors competing.

The 5O5 competition will be fierce and includes the multiple world champions Mike Holt and Rob Woelfel traveling across from the USA. "With an exciting season of racing all around the world coming up, the Australian Championship is a great way of escaping from our northern winter and getting great racing against the highly competitive Australian fleet"

"Its great to see overseas boats attending the Australian Nationals" said International President Michael Quirk (AUS). "Many of the Australians will also travel to Europe for other country's open events, the Euro Cup series held across France, Italy, Germany and the UK and culminating in the World Championship in Torekov Sweden."

Regatta intro video by Christophe Favreau

More information at int505.org

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