An interview with Andrew Cawley about the 2019 505 World Championships

British designer John Westell originally designed the 18-foot “Coronet” as a contender for a berth as a two-person performance dinghy in the Olympic Games, but the deign lost out during the International Yacht Racing Union’s 1953 selection trials to the Flyting Dutchman. While this was a setback, the following year Westell was invited by the … Continue reading An interview with Andrew Cawley about the 2019 505 World Championships

Next Worlds will be in Bastad, Sweden

30th July 2020 to 8th August 2020 Visit the Event Website for more details

World Championships . An Outsider’s Perspective

Fremantle as the port city of Perth in Western Australia has a rich heritage of seafaring and the fabled Freo Doctor, the sea breeze that comes in around noon during summer played its part in this regatta. How do you tell a story of a world championship in a fleet that abounds in world champions? … Continue reading World Championships . An Outsider’s Perspective

Final Day of World Championship

With the regatta already won by Mike Martin and Adam Lowry in impressive form, the final two races were held in champagne sailing conditions. The contest for the remaining top positions was closely fought and went right down to the wire. In the end after five days of hard fought racing  with  competitors taking stock … Continue reading Final Day of World Championship

Day 4. Race 7 & 8.

1100 hrs and we’re waiting on the shore! The easterlies are holding us on the shore until the sea breeze begins to develop. Everyone is camping under the trees around the boat park and cool is the name of the game. The sailors are looking at lighter rig set ups and contemplating the use of … Continue reading Day 4. Race 7 & 8.

Day 3. Races 4,5 &6

Hard yards on the water today with PRO Olsen pushing the yachts and crews to the limit. Not content with a simple catch up from the previous day, today was the day that separated the front from the back. The Fremantle Doctor was in, with the breeze building as the day progressed. We started with … Continue reading Day 3. Races 4,5 &6

World Championship Day 2

This wasn’t the Doctor today, a frontal system had moved in and was pushing some decent breeze into the coast. The day started with the best part of the breeze whistling in our ears as the course was set around us. The RO had set the course for a challenging three laps in a south … Continue reading World Championship Day 2

Day One at the 2019 505 Worlds.

From  photographer and race reporter Rick Steuart An overcast day meant that we wouldn’t have the roaring sou wester of the last two race days and we expected and received no more than 10 to 12 knots out of the west sou west with a light chop and very little swell to concern the 505’s. … Continue reading Day One at the 2019 505 Worlds.

Peter Nicholas & Luke Payne win Pre-Worlds

In perfect 12-20 knot sailing conditions the second day of Pre-World racing today ended with local Australians Pete and Luke taking out the series. Mike Martin & Luke Payne were second with Mike Holt & Carl Smit in third.   FULL RESULTS PRE-WORLDS REPORT  

Pre Worlds. Day 1.

In near perfect 10-15 knot breeze 3 races were held today 30th January. The three heat winners were: Race 1.  Mike Holt & Carl Smit Race 2. Peter Nicholas & Luke Payne Race 3. Mike Martin & Adam Lowry   See here for full results.