INTERNATIONAL 5O5 ASSOCIATION

President’s Report

2019/20

 

Needless to say the past season is one most of us will probably want to forget. Almost all National Championship’s had to be cancelled, the Euro Cup event at Cannes and Hayling Island were also cancelled as was our World Championship that was to be held in Torekov, Sweden.

On the positive side, both Kiel week and the Euro Cup event in Garda were only postponed and were eventually held. Results are on the website

KIEL   https://www.int505.org/euro-cup/round-3-kiel-germany/

GARDA   http://www.int505.de/regatta_erg_detail.php?navid=1&ln=1&id=520

 

On behalf of all the members I’d like to thank the Swedish 5O5 Association and Bastad Sailing for the efforts organising the Worlds in Torekov. I know everyone was bitterly disappointed not to be able to have the event and we all look forward to future events in Sweden.

In regard to future events, the usual Euro Cup events are scheduled as usual. Leg 1 in 2021 will be at Cavalaire instead of Cannes at Easter, Garda in May, Kiel in June and Hayling Island in late September. The dates are posted on then website at https://www.int505.org/euro-cup/.

The World Championship in 2021 is still scheduled for October 27th – November 5th 2021. Preregistration and a presentation is online at https://www.int505.org/2021-world-championship-bermuda/ Keep an eye on the website (int505.org) or social media (facebook, twiiter & Instragram) for more details as they become available.

The 2021 European Championship is also scheduled for 16th-20th July 2021 at Weymouth. (https://www.int505.org/2021-european-championship-weymouth/).

We have a proposal for the World Championship in 2022 in Cork, Ireland. Since this is the only proposal we have it is likely to be confirmed once the contractual detail has been agreed.

Whilst we all hope Covid doesn’t interfere with the 2021 schedule, changes may be unavoidable. Any changes will be posted as soon as they are known.

International racing has been limited but there has still been quite a lot of activity at local levels. The Scandinavian countries and some states in Australia have been doing a superb job of maintaining momentum, racing and encouraging new people to sail the b