AND THAT’S A WRAP
Light winds for the last day but lovely sunshine. Two races to wrap up the series and the Australian Open Championship is over for another year.
1st Mike Holt & Rob Woelfel (USA)
2nd Robin Deussen and Davd Snoad (SA)
3rd Chris Paterson & Thor Schoenhoff (WA)
4th Sandy Higgins & Paul Marsh (SA)
5th Mick Babbage & James Mcallister
MONDAY 20th JANUARY. A pause in racing today due to a return to high winds provides the opportunity to introduce a group of youngsters competing at the event with, or against their well know experienced fathers.
Will these Young Guns be the next Top Guns?
It certainly bodes well for the future of the most successful 2 person sailing option on the planet.
Hear what they have to say in these short interviews.
Thanks Christophe Favreau & Sail Melbourne for photos & video
SUNDAY 19th JANUARY. Typical Melbourne day. Some cloud, some sunshine, some warm and some cold, hail storms and some lightening. Above all bloody good wind and near perfect 5O5 sailing.
SATURDAY 18th JANUARY. After the windy first day, champagne conditions today. 8 -12 knots, sunshine and an easy going sea state. ” That was the perfect weather for every competitor today” said Mike Holt (USA)
Three races were sailed to make up for the lost race yesterday. Mike Holt and Rob Woelfel (USA) won the day with a 2,1,1. Australians’s Robin Duessen and David Snoad were a close second with 1,2,2.
FRIDAY 17th JANUARY. Continuing wild and windy. Only one race as second race of the day was abandoned.
Sail Melbourne Day 1 Video
THURSDAY 16th FEBRUARY. AFTER A ROUGH WINDY PRACTICE DAY THAT FEW CLASSES COULD SURVIVE RACING STARTS FOR REAL TOMORROW FRIDAY 17th.
WEDNESDAY 15th FEBRUARY. REGISTRATION AND GETTING TO KNOW THE VENUE
Sail Melbourne is hosting the 2020 Australian 505 National Titles
- Location: Royal Brighton Yacht Club as part of Sail Melbourne
- Dates: 15 – 21 January 2020
- Measurements 15-16 January
- Invitation Race 16 January
- Racing 17-21 January (9 races planned)
This is going to be an amazing opportunity to showcase the 505 class with almost every other class of dinghy being represented at Sail Melbourne.
Wed 15th 1000-1800 and Thurs 16th Jan 0900-1100.
Thurs 16th Jan. Briefing 1100hrs / Racing 1355hrs
2 races daily from Thurs 16th to Mon 20th.
Final race Tues 21st.
See SI on Sail Melbourne site for details.
Social Calendar – Entertainment, Debriefing and Trophies!
Wed 15th Jan. 6-8pm @ Hotel Newbay. 1km from the club.
329 New St, Brighton VIC 3186
In 505 tradition post racing; we ask the question, “why were you so darn fast?” and tracker analysis.
Prize givings and presentations will be held daily post racing.
The 2020 National Champion will be crowned after the last race on Tuesday 21st at the club.
1930hrs when we’re all packed up, we plan to head back to Hotel Newbay to relive and share the regatta stories; “what was…” “what could have been…” “if only we’d…”
All these details will be included in your welcome pack.
Within 15min there are a surprising number of accommodation opportunities. Booking early always best! Few ideas;
- Houses – In perth we used Stayz and booked with 3 crews. For example, see link – 2 queens / 2 singles. $3600 for 8 nights. That’s $112/night and the house is much nicer than mine!
$200/night for 2 bedroom apartment 12min from the club https://www.comocourt.com.au/2-bedroom-apartment.php
- Check out serviced apartments in Brighton and google Brighton Accommodation
- Camping – Chelsea Holiday Park Bonbeach VIC 3196 is closest I can find. About 30min drive to the club
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