30 March, 2002
I will give you more information tomorrow.
No need to say that there are a lot of talking on the boatpark... But The committee made the right decision. The big Kite contest will take place tomorrow in lighter conditions... In the mean time we compared kites and this is what it all comes down to North Australia new design leech length 597, mid leech width (not measured), bottom width 428 Le Bihan leech length 593, mid leech width 340, bottom width 442 Gemmell Sydney Leech length 592,mid leech width 392, bottom width 387 P&B new design leech length 595, mid leech width 395, bottom width 411
The four kites look very different and we will see what it all comes up to on the water tomorrow. 10 to 15 knots are expected under beautifull sunny sky
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Powerboat driver: Ali Meller
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Waterat has since developed a "mark 2" version which has been fitted to another 505 and will be used at the upcoming St. Francis Yacht Club Spring Regatta in San Francisco.
Development on this system for supporting the Proctor D mast with the high spinnaker halyard is continuing.
|Long Luff Spinnaker in 15 knots
on Holt Antares mast
|Long Luff Spinnaker on Holt Antares mast|
|Details on conditions and setup from French Association President Jean Baptiste Dupont|
|Rules Committee Chairmanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
So, give them a try and we will see what happens.
505 list admin
Alexander "Ali" Meller
President, International 505 Class YRA
28 October 2001
Ethan Bixby (centre of photo), 1981 505 World Champion driver,|
is racing on Atalanti X in the One Ton Cup.
The boat is owned by ISAF Vice-President George Andreadis
and helmed by Gavin Brady. They have won 7 of 9 races so far.
1995 505 World Champion driver Jeremy Robinson
is helming the (sometimes) second place boat.
The event web site is http://www.onetoncup.com/
I confirm that the date on the AGM notice and Agenda is correct. The date was changed to avoid holding it on a scheduled double race day.
Int Sec 505 CYRA
505 Worlds Format
As a result of the discussion after the AGM in Durban, and the subsequent debate on the the 505 World e mail list, the IEC is in discussion with the Organisiers regarding some revision to the programme and format of races at the forthcoming World Championship in Cascais.
As soon as these are settled, amendments will be made to the NoR and the details announced. Until we have cleared the revisions with the Organisers, and then agreed the changes that will be necessary to the SI's with the Race Committee and the Jury, it is premature to make any detailed announcement. However, it is hoped that there will be a mixture of "current" and "new format" and that this will allow for informed debate and a decision on the format for future championships at the AGM.
Int Sec 505 CYRA
The change is therefore approved and will become effective wef from 1 October 2001.
The breakdown of the voting by country for/against was:
A number of Portuguese have expressed interest in chartering boats for the event. If your boat will be gathering dust in the garage or puddles in the boat park this autumn, why not give it a holiday and get it earning some cash for you? If you do have a boat that you could make available, please mail me
with brief details of the boat (make, sail no, spec etc), where it is based, when it will be available and the sort of money you would want for the period. Since we have containers leaving from all around the world I am interested in boats from anywhere.
International Secretary 505 Class Yacht Racing Assocatian
At the time of the Association AGM in 1999, it was apparent that there were likely to be changes in the ISAF Advertising Code. Accordingly, the International Executive Committee sought, and was given authority by the membership, to take such action as necessary to maintain the class policy on advertising, as far as was reasonable. The ISAF proposals were not finalised by the 2000 AGM, and the authority was renewed. Under this authority, the International Executive Committee has made the following decision on behalf of the International 505 Class Association:
In accordance with ISAF Advertising Code Regulation 20.4.2(a), the International 505 Class Association has decided that:
The advertising category to be applied to the International 505 Class shall be Category C. The Association has decided not to restrict advertising within Category C (Regulation 20.4.5). In view of RRS 76.1 and ISAF Regulations 20.7 and 20.8, the Class will not charge an additional entry fee for advertising at International Championships.
The International Executive Committee will make a proposal at the 2001 AGM to seek confirmation of its future policy from the membership.
The reason for the decision is that Category B has been abolished as from 1st April 2001. If the Class had not made this ruling, Category A would apply. The IEC considers that the above decision is as close as can reasonably be achieved within the new RRS to the wishes of the membership as indicated in previous ballots. There will be no advertising fee for boats carrying advertising at the forthcoming World Championship at Cascais in September 2001.
International 505 CYRA
For Quotes for these items anybody can mail me and I might be able to help.
Owner soon of 505 K38 Built early 1950s
Last year we had 5-10 boats in every race, this year we expect to have 10-20. I think that in a few years Finland will be one of the better countries in 505 activity level.
505 Class International President Ali Meller (left)
participating in a "grass roots sailing" symposium
at the US Sailing Association 2001 spring meeting
with International Sailing Federation President
Paul Henderson (center) and Tom Hubbell (right)
from the Thistle class. Greg Fisher (mostly not
in photo) also participated on the panel.
photo by Ken Signorello
|Marcel Buffet keeping the |
French Association growing,
photo by Jean-Baptiste Dupont
January 12, 2001 -- 0700 GMT - - 17 20.28' S;29 31.40' W; Speed 20.8 knots Course 173 degrees.
Rankings: Team Adventure, Club Med (1.8 miles from the leader), Innovation Explorer (246 miles from the leader), Playstation (703 miles from the leader).
a carbon Van Munster,
ready for launching
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