October 15, 2017 Above: Tara against Orion On the final day of the XIII Raduno Vele Storiche Viareggio only Tara, ITA 87 (Maria Cristina Rapisardi, Marco Bonzanigo, Giovanni Arrivabene) and Grifone, ITA 42 (Positano Onofrio,
Garofalo Angelo, 
Merola Beppe) competed in the final long distance race. 
The final race was not only for the class but all the other boats together. Read more..

October 14, 2017 With very light and unstable winds on the second day at the XIII Raduno Vele Storiche Viareggio, the Evolution 5.5 Whisper, ITA 57 (Richard Leupold, Paolo Giorgetti,
Claudio Mazzanti) leveled the score by winning the only race from Tara, ITA 78 (Maria Cristina Rapisardi, Marco Bonzanigo, Giovanni Arrivabene) with Grifone, ITA 42 (Positano Onofrio, 
Garofalo Angelo, 
Merola Beppe) again third. Read more..

October 13, 2017 Four classic 5.5 Metres and one Evolution are taking part in the XIII Raduno Vele Storiche Viareggio, one of the most important Italian classic boat regattas. Read more..

October 8, 2017 While the beauty and splendour of Lake Thun have not been lost on the 5.5 Metre fleet at the Autumn Trophy (Herbstpreis), the wind did get lost on the final day with no more races possible. Read more..

October 7, 2017 The second day of the International 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis (Autumn Trophy) at Thunsersee Yacht Club was plagued by light winds that meant only one more race could be sailed. Read more..

October 6, 2017 Many have foretold that winter is coming and the first snowfalls on the hills around Lake Thun in Switzerland coincided with a chilly start to the International 5.5 Metre season finale, the three day Autumn Trophy (Herbstpreis), hosted by Thunsersee Yacht Club. Read more..

September 29, 2017 New Moon, BAH 21 (Mark Holowesko, Christoph Burger and Peter Vlasov) clinched the 5.5 Metre title at the Régates Royales Cannes Trophée Panerai as well as winning the 2017 French Open with another clinical performance on the final day. Read more..

September 28, 2017 New Moon, BAH 21, showed a clean pair of heels to the fleet on the third day of the Régates Royales Cannes Trophée Panerai with two more race wins, to lead the fleet by two points going into the final day on Friday. The light winds continued in Cannes, though while the 5. Read more..

September 27, 2017 Three races were sailed on the second day of the 39th Régates Royales Cannes Trophée Panerai on Wednesday in very light conditions on the furthest course area to the east of Cannes. New Moon, BAH 21, (Mark Holowesko, Christoph Burger and Peter Vlasov) dominated the day with a third place and two firsts to take the overall lead. Read more..

September 26, 2017 For the second year running, the elegant International 5.5 Metres are gracing the waters of Cannes as the class begins racing in the 39th edition of the Régates Royales Cannes. Read more..

September 5, 2017 Day #2 (race 3) - Report by CinqueCinque (SUI 227) Boots or shoes? Do you think we will be wet today? Read more..

55m September 5, 2017 Gurvan Jaouen (FRA 47) It started Tuesday under a magnificent breton weather with blue sky and warm air then on Sunday the weather became another way typical of Brittany with heavy rain and strong winds. The Prize giving of the Cups and the World’s opening saw the fleet congratulate the first winners of the event. Read more..

August 17, 2017 Martin Cross Classic Barrenjoey AUS 14. Gold at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics now in the Maritime Museum in Sydney It was late in the evening at the 2011 Annual Prizing giving at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club the bar depleted and the conversation deep. Read more..

July 13, 2017 Before the start Already in its 4th year running, the North American Regatta has again accompanied the re-build-up of a 5.5m fleet in Canada and the USA. Headed by John Lister and Daniel Rossi respectively, personal contacts and hands-on work with boats being purchased and turned from sleeping beauties into racing machines has proven to be the key for success. Read more..

July 2, 2017 Scuttlebut Sailing News Doug Blair Peterson, longtime San Diego resident, San Diego Yacht Club member, and trendsetting yacht designer, died June 26 after a long bout with cancer at the age of 71 years (1945-2017). Peterson, who will be inducted into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame later this year, is survived by four children — Mark, Jamie, Laura and Julia. Read more..

April 30, 2017 Full results Photo album by Roberto Vuilleumier Read more..

11 April 4, 2017 Making an utmost effort to please sailors on the Lake of Thun and their fellow visitors, local hens have been breeding eggs again, magically providing images of the 5.5m logo for the upcoming Easter Regatta ("Osterregatta"), traditionally hosted by TYC. Reading the calendar carefully, races will take place on FRIDAY 14th April and SATURDAY 15th April, despite the annual NOR of TYC talking about Saturdays & Sundays, in general. Read more..

March 14, 2017 Congratulations to Jason Antill and crew Damo and Mike in Baragoola from RPAYC - our new national champions and Silver Cup winners. Second and Gold Cup winner was RPAYC's Skagerak with Bob Stoddard, Brak and Jamie. Read more..

March 13, 2017 Preparing for the Summer season, Swedish water sports enthusiasts have attended the Stockholm boat show in early March. On prominent display was 5. Read more..

March 10, 2017 In preparation for this years' "North American Regatta" on Lake Huron, 5.5 Metre Class sailors have met at the home of John Lister, talking about 2017 season plans, boat preparations and at the same time enjoying good food. Read more..

55m March 8, 2017 This year only a small group of 5.5mR sailors found their way to Gstaad, in Switzerland, for a bit of Ski-Yachting. Read more..