505 Competitors Arrive in Annapolis for 2017 Worlds

505 Competitors Arrive in Annapolis for 2017 Worlds: From today through September 29, Severn Sailing Association and Eastport Yacht Club will host the SAP 2017 International 505 World Championships. Over the course of 10 days, some of the world's best sailors will come together in Annapolis to compete for the International 505's highest prize.

Hosts for the SAP 505 Worlds have been eager to welcome competitors for phenomenal racing on the water and world-class hospitality on shore. Stay tuned to SpinSheet and the event website for news on regatta, schedule, and goings on about town.

In an effort to bring environmentally clean practices to the regatta, the event will be a Gold Certified Clean Regatta in partnership with Sailors for the Sea, the world’s leading and only sustainability certification for water-based events.

Light northerlies are on tap for today. Check the local forecast here. ... Note the NOAA dancing arrows forecast which seems to be pretty accurate in many cases.

Do you know anyone racing? Here’s the SAP 505 Worlds 2017 entry list. Lots of Chesapeake racers among the 89 registrants.


Pre-Worlds: Thursday, 9/21 and Friday 9/22   six races planned

World Championships

Measurement and Equipment Inspection: Tuesday 9/19, Wednesday, 9/20 & Saturday, 9/23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in measurement tent at SSA

Registration: Tuesday, 9/19 - Saturday, 9/23

Racing: Sunday, 9/24         Race 1&2

Monday, 9/25        Race 3, 4, & 5

Tuesday, 9/26        Race 6&7

Wednesday, 9/27   Lay Day

Thursday, 9/28       Race 8&9

Friday, 9/29            Race 10


Keg Tapped: Wednesday, 9/20 - Thursday, 9/28

Pasta!: Served after sailing at EYC

SAP Mid-Way Party at SAP: Tuesday, 9/26

Pomp & Circumstance

Friday, 9/22: Pre-Worlds Awards at SSA Deck

Saturday, 9/23: 2017 SAP International 505 Opening Ceremony presented by CBYRA at SSA at 5 p.m. with refreshments at EYC following ceremony. Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will play. Dave Gendell, co-founder and contributor of SpinSheet Magazine, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the event.

Friday, 9/29: SAP 505 World Championship Awards Dinner at Annapolis Waterfront Hotel

505 Annual General Meeting: Tuesday, 9/26, 1800 in the SAP Sailor's Lounge