AUSTRALIAN 5o5  CHAMPIONSHIP 
ROYAL BRIGHTON YACHT CLUB, MELBOURNE

THANK YOU TO ALL THE WONDERFUL & DEDICATED FIRE FIGHTERS. DESPITE THE PARTICULARLY DRAMATIC BUSH FIRE SEASON THE 5O5 AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP WILL COMMENCE 16th JANUARY 2020
A STRONG FLEET INCLUDING MULTIPLE WORLD CHAMPIONS MIKE HOLT & ROB WOELFEL TRAVELLING FROM THE USA WILL COMPETE OVER 5 DAYS OF RACING AT THE ROYAL BRIGHTON YACHT CLUB.
ROYAL BRIGHTON YACHT CLUB. MELBOURNE,  Australia – 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.

For Australian Champioship results, daily race reports, photos, video keep an eye on the event site at https://www.int505.org/au-2020-australian-championship/

For more information on the 5O5 World Championship in Sweden and the Euro Cup series visit www.int505.org

About the 505
The 505, a doublehanded racing dinghy that incorporates a lightweight hull design with a powerful sail plan and trapeze is recognized as the best two person sail boat racing in the world . What makes the boat unique is its outstanding performance across conditions and the ability to impact boat speed through in-race adjustments. Quick and responsive in light conditions, and stable and easy to control in strong wind and high waves, the 505 can also plane in just 10 knots of wind. Almost every adjustment can be made while racing, which makes racing incredibly dynamic as it truly takes the best sailors to win. Since its introduction in 1957, the 505 is now the highest performance dinghy available today, and the boat of choice for some of the world’s best sailors as well as professional sailors when they are looking to race for fun.For the latest on 505 racing around the globe:
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