December 27, 2019 For the next and subsequent 5.5m World Championships, the CORINTHIAN PRIZE has been donated, to be given to the best boat with Amateur Crew in the respective event. Read more..

December 24, 2019 One of the historically well known Frank Tolhurst owned 5.5's is in desperate need for being saved. Read more..

December 15, 2019 From 6th to 8th of March 2020, 5.5m sailors will be gathering in St. Read more..

December 13, 2019 At the end of November all yachting eyes in Germany were focussing on Berlin and the local "Boot & Fun" boatshow. This year with the presence of 5. Read more..

December 10, 2019 On the weekend of 7-8 December, Australian 5.5 Metres were all at sea competing on the iconic Palm Beach Circle for the first time for a couple of decades. Read more..

December 3, 2019 It is a great honour for Dirk Harms (AUT 24, Arcano) to donate the Salzkammergut Prize to the 5.5mR class. Read more..

December 3, 2019 Sadly, due to personal reasons, Krista Crockford has had to step down from the role of Class Secretary. She will be replaced by Jennifer Lancaster. Read more..

October 31, 2019 The Boat-Show-Season has opened up in Hamburg, with the 5.5s being present in form of Modern GER 42 "BEK" and Classic GER 17 "Sünnschien". Read more..

October 21, 2019 Following the success of the 70th Anniversary Yearbook in 2019, the 5.5 Metre Class intends to publish a magazine in 2020 to showcase the class and the racing. Read more..

October 11, 2019 The North American Fall 5.5 regatta was held on 20-22 SEP in Midland, Ontario Canada. Read more..

October 7, 2019 As some will have seen the 5.5 Metre is now included in the SSL Global Rankings. Read more..

October 6, 2019 This is the report from the World Championships at Pittwater in 1980. The Classic Baragoola beat Carabella in this World Championship. Read more..

October 6, 2019 There is now some fabulous clothing available for you to buy, here is the link https://mistralclothing.com. Read more..

September 26, 2019 Otto (SUI 209, Bent Christian Wilhelmsen, Lasse Berthelsen, Luka Strahovnik) hold a three-point lead at the 5.5 Metre French Open at the Régates Royales Cannes after three more races on Thursday. Read more..

September 24, 2019 Otto (SUI 209, Bent Christian Wilhelmsen, Lasse Berthelsen, Luka Strahovnik) got off to a perfect start at the 5.5 Metre French Open at the Régates Royales Cannes on Tuesday with three wins from three races. Read more..

August 8, 2019 All 733 photos from Helsinki have now been finished and uploaded here: https://robertdeaves.smugmug. Read more..

August 8, 2019 Newsletter #4 Australian Gold Cup and Worlds 3rd to 13th January 2020. Only 5 months away Time to enter and start shipping. Read more..

August 2, 2019 Artemis XIV (NOR 57 Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Trond Solli-Sæther) has won the 5.5 Metre World Championship in Helsinki, Finland, after a dramatic final day in which they first lost the overall lead and then reclaimed it in the final thrilling race. Read more..

August 1, 2019 No racing was possible on the fourth day of the 5.5 Metre World Championship in Helsinki, Finland, with no wind on the race course, despite a healthy breeze back at the sailing base at Nyländska Jaktklubben in the centre of the city. Read more..

July 31, 2019 Artemis XIV (NOR 57 Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Trond Solli-Sæther) has moved to the top on Day 3 of the 5.5 Metre World Championship in Helsinki Finland after two more races on Wedneday. Read more..

July 30, 2019 Winners of last week’s Scandinavian Gold Cup, Artemis XIV (NOR 57 Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Trond Solli-Sæther), had it all their own way on the second day of the 2019 5.5 Metre World Championship in Helsinki, Finland, winning both races by comfortable margins. Read more..

July 29, 2019 Defending World Champions, New Moon (BAH 21 Mark Holowesko, Christoph Burger, Peter Vlasov), laid down a marker in the opening race of the 2019 5.5 Metre World Championship in Helsinki, Finland after an emphatic victory in some quite testing conditions. Read more..

July 28, 2019 Prizegiving for the 2019 Scandinavian Gold Cup, Hankø Evolution Cup and Royal Kaag Classic Cup at NJK Nyländska Jaktklubben Artemis XIV (NOR 57, Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Trond Solli-Sæther) Ku-ring-gai (AUS 62, John Bacon, Terry Wetton, James Mayjor) Tara (FIN 53, Roope Juhonen, Janne Heikkilä , Pekka Honkavaara) Read more..

July 27, 2019 Robert Deaves Ku-ring-gai (AUS 62, John Bacon, Terry Wetton, James Mayjor) has won the Hankø Evolution Cup and Tara (FIN 53, Roope Juhonen, Janne Heikkilä, Pekka Honkavaara) has won the Royal Kaag Classic Cup after all racing was abandoned on Saturday with no wind in Helsinki, Finland. After three days of fabulous racing conditions, Saturday’s forecast was always the least optimistic, and an early decision was taken to abandon for the day with no wind on, or expected on, the course area all day, with temperatures again hitting the high 20s. Read more..

July 26, 2019 Artemis XIV (NOR 57, Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Trond Solli-Sæther) has successfully defended the Scandinavian Gold Cup in 5.5 Metres after a one race final at the Nyländska Jaktklubben in Helsinki, Finland, against Girls On Film (GBR 40, Peter Morton, Ben Cornish, Sam Haines). Read more..

July 25, 2019 After another clinical performance in the second race of the Scandinavian Gold Cup at Nyländska Jaktklubben in Helsinki, Finland, Artemis XIV (NOR 57, Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Trond Solli-Sæther), looked set to clean up and retain the trophy, but a few mistakes in the second race of the day, left Girls On Film (GBR 40, Peter Morton, Ben Cornish, Sam Haines) in the lead, which they took advantage of to force a match race on Friday to determine the winner of the 100th Anniversary Scandinavian Gold Cup. Only race wins count and with only two boats winning any of the first three races, the remaining six boats are eliminated. Read more..

July 24, 2019 The current holders of the Scandinavian Gold Cup, Artemis XIV (NOR 57, Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Trond Solli-Sæther), took the opening race win on the first day of the 100th Anniversary event, hosted by the Nyländska Jaktklubben (NYK) in Helsinki, Finland. In a regatta where only first places count, current world champion, New Moon (BAH 21, Mark Holowesko, Christoph Burger, Peter Vlasov), took second with Marie-Françoise XIX (SUI 228, Jürg Menzi, Cyrus Golchan, Bo Selko) in third. Read more..

July 23, 2019 HOW TO FOLLOW THE INT. 5.5 METRE SCANDINAVIAN GOLD CUP AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP VENUE
The 2019 Scandinavian Gold Cup and World Championship us being held at Nyländska Jaktklubben in Helsinki, Finland WEBSITES
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July 23, 2019 A century ago, the Nyländska Jaktklubben (NJK) in Helsinki, Finland, created a rather small and ornate prize for a race between yachts in Scandinavia. That first year, 1949, it was a single race between teams from Sweden and Finland. Read more..

June 29, 2019 Caracole (SUI 214 Bernard Haissly, Nicolas Berthoud , Daniel Stampfli) has won the International 5.5 Metre Swiss Open at the Société Nautique de Genève, Switzerland, after winning both races on the final day, Saturday. Read more..

June 28, 2019 Caracole (SUI 214 Bernard Haissly, Berthoud Nicolas, Daniel Stampfli) leads the International 5.5 Metre Swiss Open at the Société Nautique de Genève, Switzerland, after winning two of the four races that were sailed on Friday in light winds. Read more..

June 27, 2019 The first day of racing at the International 5.5 Metre Swiss Open at the Société Nautique de Genève, Switzerland, was marred by the extreme high temperatures of the sudden heatwave hitting Europe, resulting in a lack of wind across Lake Geneva all afternoon. Read more..

2019yearbook June 27, 2019 To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the International 5.5 Metre Class and the 100th Scandinavian Gold Cup later this year, the International 5. Read more..

June 27, 2019 Jennifer Harker After four days of sailing in everything Georgian Bay could throw at them, O’Kelly CAN 79 sailed to victory in this year’s North American 5.5m Regatta skippered by owner Don Cameron. Read more..

June 19, 2019 Di Pearson The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) is to host the 5.5 Metre Class World Championship 2020 to take place from 9-13 January, with the Scandinavian Gold Cup, Alfreds Gold Cup, the Royal Kaag Classic Cup and Hanko Evolution Cup to be held in the lead-up. Read more..

June 18, 2019 "German Open" 2019 - a feast on water & on land Artemis XIV (Kristian NERGAARD, Johan BARNE, Trond SOLLI SÆTHER) took a one point victory over Marie-Françoise XIX (Jürg MENZI, Rasmus KNUDE, Bo SELKO) at the 2019 German Open at Flensburg SC over three days from 13-15 June. World Champions New Moon (Mark HOLOWESKO, Peter VLASOV, Christoph BURGER) took third in the 15 boat fleet. Read more..

June 4, 2019 TIME TO GET SHIPPING! January 2020, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club Australia G'day fellow 5. Read more..

May 5, 2019 For two days boats from Australia, Switzerland and Germany met in Thun, to race the traditional Osterregatta (Easter = Ostern). While there was plenty of fantastic views towards the snow-white mountains, the wind stayed rather calm. Read more..

April 9, 2019 Sailing in his first 5.5 Meter regatta, Peter Morton, along with Andrew Palfrey and Ben Cornish, on GBR 40 took the win at the 2019 Alpen Cup on Lake Garda. Read more..

March 20, 2019 Dear 5.5 sailors, The official name of the Helsinki 5. Read more..

March 18, 2019 G'Day Fellow 5.5m Sailors. Read more..

March 12, 2019 Matti Muoniovaara The birth of the Scandinavian Gold Cup 100 years • 12 March 1919 - 2019 March 12 The Gold Cup was instituted 1919 The first yacht clubs were born in Finland halfway through the 1800s, and sailboat racing was spread gradually to Finland and boats by Finnish and foreign known designers were built for homeland and foreign use mainly in Scandinavian yachting. But then the first world war interrupted the international yachting for several years. Read more..

March 5, 2019 The following amendment has been published. Read more..

March 5, 2019 "Best yet" was the general consensus from the nine day long International 5.5 Metre Australian 'Festival of Fives'. Read more..

January 18, 2019 The third newsletter for the 2019 Scandinavian Gold Cup and World Championship in Helsinki can be downloaded below. Read more..

January 14, 2019 One year to the 2020 5.5 Metre Worlds and Scandinavian Gold Cup in the Southern Hemisphere! Read more..

January 8, 2019 We are sad to advise that former 5.5 Metre World Champion, Edward 'Roy' Tutty of Australia, passed away on Sunday 6 January Roy was a long-time member of the 5. Read more..