Photographs from the 1995 World Championship
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St. Michaels Mount, from the sea. Photo taken from a returning 505.St. Michael's Mount
is an island most of the time, but a causeway is revealed at low tide. Lord St.
Levan is the President of the Mount's Bay Sailing Club, and Lord and Lady St. Levan were
sponsors of the World Championship.
John Fry, in the boat, returning from a pre-worlds race
Mike Martin & Howard Hamlin preparing Spaceman Spiff. Howard keeps
Spaceman Spiff in Europe, where it is easily shipped to World Championships.
Tyler Moore & Ryan Cox. The intercollegiate dream team with
intercollegiate sailor of the year '94 driving, and intercollegiate sailor of the
year '95 crewing. Moore/Cox were 5th in the 1995 505 World Championship.
Nick Trotman & Michael Mills. Nick and Mike sailed the oldest boat in the
fleet, Lindsay 7318, to a 9th place finish. There was a crowd of people around
the boat every evening, amazed that a 15 year old boat was so competitive.
Mike Punnet & Scott Ikle. Check out the beach! Several times, boats were sailed up the beach on their dolly/trolly. One person steers the dolly, while the other sits in the boat, weight aft to balance the tongue, and on the high side to keep the boat flat. The "driver" runs as fast as they can up the beach, just trying to keep up with the dolly.
Howard Hamlin and California Kool Mike Martin going down the beach.
Launching off the beach: Meller/Fry are sailing away in the background.
505s lined up into the wind like gulls on a beach. Some beach at low tide!
Macy Nelson & Peter Alarie. '93 and '94 North American champions Nelson/Alarie
were 14th in the World Championship.
Rigging detail of a European boat. Many of the Europeans run more control
lines out to the tanks, at the expense of blocking the skipper's ability to slide
A view from St. Micheals Mount of the fleet launching for a race. Photo
by Lauren Binn. St. Michael's Mount dominated the event, as we launched
next to it every day, sailed out through it's wind shadow, and looked for it
after the race, to indicate which direction the club was in. Lord and Lady St.
Levan invited the competitors to the castle for sherry and a tour one evening.
Several fit competitors were so nackered by the climb, they needed several
glasses of sherry to recuperate.....
Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, meeting some of the competitors after
the pre-Worlds. Pip Pearson and Ian Barker introduce Marcel Buffet.
Her Royal Highness watched the last race of the pre-worlds from the water.
Unfortunately, the 505 class was not able to fit a 505 sail into her schedule;
perhaps next time. HRH is President of the RYA.
Another Photo of HRH meeting some of the competitors after
container. It's a dirty job, but someone has to take charge! That is John
Wyles' boat being loaded.
The WRSC 505 team
after packing the
The US container packing team assisted by a very elegantly dressed Australian. Are
these guys going to make it to the presentation dinner in time? The 505
class recently began having slightly more formal prize dinners. Many
competitors wore black tie, but as you would expect with the 505 class, many
also wore slightly less formal atire. Victory and black tie did not hinder
Winning crew Bill Masterman - gracious in victory - from leading songs over dinner. Fortunately for Bill,
plans to throw him in, black tie and all, were put aside when someone realized
that the drop from Land's End (site of the prize banquet) to the water, was
substantial, and there were rocks in the way.