100 December 30, 2016 Paul Elvstroem, the 'Great Dane' , the winner of four consecutive Olympic gold medals and 11 world Championships in seven different classes has died earlier this month. At our World Championship this year we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of his winning the 1966 Worlds in Copenhagen. Read more..

December 4, 2016 Photo HV 1 "CLOWN SAILS hiking vest" For your information: During the 2015 World Championship in Nynäshamn, Ulrich Ellerbeck (GER 42) placed a request to the AGM, then refererred to the TC, for bringing up a suggestion for a certified solution of a combination of hiking vests with an integrated floating device. Most of the older hiking vests did and do not provide the necessary approval. Read more..

December 2, 2016 The Swiss 5.5m Class was represented at the Salon Nautique du Léman boat show at Palexpo in Geneva in November. Read more..

90 December 1, 2016 Dear members, What an eventful year we had! Many races on a national and international level were staged successfully- I was fortunate to witness a number of them myself. Read more..

November 28, 2016 After Hamburg, Geneva and Turku, the 5.5's have now, as in previous years, been presented at the BOOT & FUN boatshow in Berlin. Read more..

November 21, 2016 The Finnish 5.5m Class Association had an opportunity to be represented at the Venexpo fair in Turku, South West Finland. Read more..

November 2, 2016 The 5.5's are again well represented during the Hamburg "hanseboot" boatshow - October 29th to November 6th! Read more..

October 21, 2016 Races counting for the 5-Nations Cup 2016 were: Alpen Cup (Italy) Swiss Open (Switzerland) Dutch & German Open (Netherlands) Sterling Cup (Germany) French Open (France) The 2016 winners are: Modern : SUI 228 Marie-Francoise XIX Evolution: GER 89 Boomerang Classic: ITA 73 Carabella Congratulations to all participants and particularly to the winning crews. Read more..

October 17, 2016 As a child, I grew up around a lot of racing boats in the Toronto harbour racing with my dad on his 9 metre home-built wooden Thunderbird. However, I was always drawn to the very sleek lines of the classic 5. Read more..

September 20, 2016 Bill Solomons, Australia’s Olympic 5.5 metre class helmsman in 1968 and reserve helmsman for Gretel in Australia’s 1962 America’s Cup challenge, has died in Sydney. Read more..

August 26, 2016 The 5.5 Metre World Championship 2016 victory was claimed by Norwegian team, Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne and Trond Solli Sæther. Read more..

69 July 25, 2016 Frank Tolhurst, passed away at 92 years of age last Wednesday in his Homeland Australia. He was for many years a most successful competitor in the 5. Read more..

July 18, 2016 Since 2012 owners of 5.5m boats still in condition of the rules applicable in Olympic times, are meeting every two years for a special regatta. Read more..

55m July 15, 2016 This year’s North American 5.5m Regatta attracted three US boats to face off against their three Canadian counterparts in picturesque Midland, Ontario on gorgeous Georgian Bay June 10-12. Read more..

July 1, 2016 In Saltsjöbaden, this most beautiful Swedish harbour in the Stockholm skerries - best known for the KSSS Clubhouse and for the Sune Carlsson Batvarv, the SWE 66 team have revealed their choice of transport, to approach Copenhagen. The answer is simple: Weight of the boat has been cut down to 2,05kg, modern boat building technologies helped to reach the aim. Read more..

65 June 13, 2016 Dear 5.5m Sailors and Class Officers, Royal Danish Yacht Club is looking very much forward to welcome the 5. Read more..

55 May 16, 2016 John Lister, holding the strings on 5.5m matters in Canada, is presenting the NOR for the 2016 edition of the "North American 5. Read more..

April 13, 2016 The Royal Danish Yacht Club (KDY) has published the Notice of Race for the 5.5m Worlds 2016. Read more..

55 March 1, 2016 Photos: Thanks to the Skelton Family
Thanks to Tannis Race report | Day #2 (final) Another fantastic day of racing with Sydney Harbour turning on the weather. Kings Cross sailed magnificently and put a scare in the Skagerak camp with 2 wins in 3 races. Read more..

55 February 19, 2016 Below some images from the Finnish Vene16 Boat show where the Finnish 5.5m association appeared alongside Mahogany Yachting Society (http://www. Read more..