Text from the American Section's Proposal to Hold the 1998 505 World Championship in Hyannis MA, on Cape Cod.

INVITATION
FROM REGIONS 1 & 2
AMERICAN 505 SECTION

TO HOST

THE INTERNATIONAL 505 CLASS
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

IN 1998

AT

HYANNIS YACHT CLUB
HYANNIS, MASSACHUSETTS
USA


CONTENTS

HYANNIS - HOST DESTINATION

THE VENUE - HYANNIS YACHT CLUB

SAILING AREA - NANTUCKET SOUND

PROPOSED EVENT SCHEDULE

ACCOMODATIONS & GENERAL INFORMATION


Your Worlds Destination

Cape Cod: Popular for All Summer Activities

New England is a small region in the Northeast corner of the United States. It is an area steeped in tradition and known for its picturesque rural villages, numerous fishing harbors, and colorful ahtumn scenery. Many tourists visit the region to see its numerous historic sites, especially those from colonial times, and to enjoy its natural beauty.

Massachusetts is one of the six states that make up the New England Region. The capital of Massachusssets is Boston, New England's largest city by far.

Hyannis is located seventy miles southeast of Boston on Cape Cod. Extending seventy miles into the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cod is a penninsula having an abundance of beauty and charm. It is a very popular vacation area with over 300 miles of coast line, abounding with beautiful beaches. Being a major resort area, there are plenty of activities including: theatre, museums, fresh and salt water fishing, biking amateur baseball, winsurfing, golf (over 40 golf courses), historic sights, antiquing, shopping and plenty of night life. A great area for family and friends. From Hyannis you can plan a day trip by ferry to the Islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. Nantucket, once the greatest whaling center in the world, is full of charm and beauty that is unique to this island. Martha's Vineyard, with gingerbread houses, quaint fishing villages and the beauty of Gay Head Cliffs is a must see.

Hyannis is not just a great sailing venue, it is the perfect vacation destination, where you can do as much or as little as you like.


Venue

Hyannis Yacht Club

505's have a long tradition of racing at the Hyannis Yacht Club. Many East Coast Championships have been held here, as well as the 1991 505 North American Championships. The club's annual multi-class regatta attracts over two hundred boats and is one of the premier East Coast 505 events each year.

The facilities are excellent and very family friendly. There is a beach and protected bay directly in front of the Club. The most popular New England windsurfing area is only a half mile up the beach.

A very large arial view of the Club and Beach

There is a large lot and parking area adjacent to the club. This area has easy access to a long beach for launching. A North Sails loft, several chandleries, and long time 505 sailor Karl Anderson's Boat Shop are all near by.

The club setting is very picturesque. There is a restaurant at the club. The patio area directly in front of the club is on the beach. The area is tented and available to family and friends. For sailing events there is a bar set up on the patio. This area is directly adjacent to the dinghy park. In addition to the bar, the club runs cookouts for reasonably priced meals and nightly entertainment.

This is a great club with friendly people. The members love 505's and the unique location of the club gurantees an enjoyable time for sailors' families and friends.

Photos and chart of sailing area


Sailing Area

Nantucket Sound

Nantucket Sound is nearby neighbour Buzzards Bay have the reputation (justifiably) of being the best racing sites on the East Coast. Chart of Sailing Area

The characteristics of Nantucket Sound are those of all great sea breeze areas. Its onshore wind flow appears at midday, increases steadily in velocity to peak late in afternoon, and is directly proportional to the disparity between the heating of the land and the coolness of the water. Its high velocity is consequent to the alignment of the sound with the southerly weather system flow. High pressure lingers off the coast in summer providing such flow for long periods. Most of the East Coast is aligned North-South and its sea breeze is an easterly. Protruding capes such as Cape Cod, however are aligned East-West. Thus Nantucket Sound's sea breezes are southerlies. The Nantucket Sound sea breeze also benefits from the presence of Martha's Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands between its waters and the ocean source of the sea breeze.

The sea breeze of Nantucket Sound, combined with water termperature of 70's (F) and air temperature of 85's (F), make it ideal for 505 sailing. Come join us for warm water, waves, great sailing, and a lot of fun.

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Proposed Schedule

The event schedule would include a Pre-Worlds and World Championships over 12 or 13 days. The championships would be run during the late Summer of 1998 (early to mid September).

Pre-Worlds
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday

Measurement
Friday
Saturday

World Championship
Sunday Heat 1
Monday Heat 2
Tuesday Heat 3
Wednesday Heat 4
Thursday Heat 5
Friday Heat 6
Saturday Heat 7
Sunday Lay Day

Accomodations & General Information

Accomodations:
The Hyannis Yacht Club will house all Foreign Competitors in private homes.

In addition, the Hyannis Chamber of Commerce will provide a listing of available accomodations in the area. These include:
The Yachtsman Condominiums are adjacent to the Club.

Sight-seeing:
Hyannis by car is:

Shipping:
Hyannis, MA is easily accessible from the following container Ports:

Airports:
Boston, MA has an International Airport with connecting flights to Hyannis, as well as bus service.

Sponsorships:
We intend to secure corporate sponsorship to help defray the cost of shipping for the foreign competitors and to help run a World Championships to remember.

New England Area Map Showing Location of Cape Cod


Cape Cod

Links to Other Cape Code Web Sites


Accomodations


Hyannis Wind Data


Arial Photo of HYC and Beach


Photos of HYC


Local Chart