Aspire (POL 17, Mateusz Kusznierewicz, Przemyslaw Gacek, Simon Fry) has won the 2020 5.5 Metre European Championship in Sanremo, Italy, after no races were possible on the final day of the event, Saturday. Read more..

Aspire (POL 17, Mateusz Kusznierewicz, Przemyslaw Gacek, Simon Fry) took the overall lead on the fourth day at the 5.5 Metre Europeans in Sanremo, Italy, after winning both late races in a light and patchy breeze. Read more..

Lack of wind forced all racing to be abandoned on the third day of the 5.5 Metre Europeans in Sanremo, Italy. Read more..

Sanremo turned everything on for Day 2 of the 5.5 Metre European Championship with 30 degrees and 10-14 knots for a glamour day on the water in these very glamorous boats. Read more..

The 2020 5.5 Metre Europeans got underway on Tuesday in Sanremo, Italy, after a four-hour delay waiting for wind, but with two great races late in the afternoon in 7-10 knots of warm breeze and flat water. Read more..

Short speeches, socially distant team tables and masked serving staff were the order of the day as the 5.5 Metre Europeans opened in Sanremo, Italy, with 20 teams ready to do battle when racing starts on Tuesday, 24 August. Read more..

Lots of activity at the dock in Sanremo as the 5.5 Metre fleet prepare for this week's European Championship. Read more..

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Sanremo, Italy, is all ready to welcome the 5.5 Metre fleet for the 2020 European Championship, which is being sailed from 25-29 August. Read more..

The first of many "Arunga“ 5.5mR boats of Frank Tolhurst, the 1972 Luders designed and Perdriau built "Arunga“ (KA 28) is on its way to Sweden, for a full restoration. Read more..

June 10, 2020 The Notice of Race for the 2020 European Championship has been published. See here. Read more..

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May 11, 2020 An e-book of 150 photos from the 2020 Gold Cup and Worlds in Newport is now available to view on ISSUU. If anyone is interested in having this in hard copy, we can do a short print run, hardback or paperback. The size is Royal (256 mm by 156 mm). Read more..

April 9, 2020 April 2020 edition published The International 5.5 Metre Class Association has launched a new magazine, fivepointfive, highlighting the increased growth and interest in this classic construction class. Read more..

March 25, 2020 Sailors of the International 5.5 Metre Class have during the last 15 years helped to build up an extensive collection of historical & actual info on boats, crews, events and construction topics, all to be found here: https://5. Read more..

March 25, 2020 The 5.5 Metre class was represented at the Stockholm International Boat Show in early March with a display within the classic boat area. Read more..

March 20, 2020 Fantastic 5.5 Metre video focussing on the Ohlson brothers Olympic era. Read more..

March 11, 2020 The first weekend in March brought 5.5m Sailors to St. Read more..

March 11, 2020 Following discussions with Circolo Vela Torbole (CVT) regarding the Alpen Cup, which was scheduled to be held from 23-25 April, we regret to announce that the event has been cancelled. Due to the coronavirus, all sports events in Italy have already been cancelled until April 3, and with the many other issues with logistics and travelling to get to Garda and the restrictions many will have returning home afterwards, there was little choice but to cancel the event this year. Read more..

March 4, 2020 Lucky thirteen - International 5.5 Metre Australian Nationals. Read more..

January 26, 2020 ​In order to present the five boats, which have been Olympic medal winners from 1952 to 1968, the Ohlson family is searching two of these boats, whose whereabouts are not known at present: 5.5 D-10 "Web II" - Silver medal winner in 1960 in Naples www. Read more..

January 23, 2020 Artemis XIV (NOR 57, Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Anders Pedersen) have won the 2020 5.5 Metre World Championship at the Royal Prince Alfred YC, in Newport, Australia, after a thrilling final day of racing. Read more..

January 12, 2020 Artemis XIV (NOR 57, Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Anders Pedersen) has extended their lead to nine points with just two races to sail at the 2020 5.5Metre World Championship, at the Royal Prince Alfred YC, in Newport, Australia. Read more..

January 11, 2020 High seas, following a very strong overnight southerly change, stopped all racing on Day 3 of the 2020 International 5.5 Metre World Championship, at the Royal Prince Alfred YC, in Newport, Australia. Read more..

January 10, 2020 Artemis XIV (NOR 57, Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Anders Pedersen) was again the boat of the day at the 2020 International 5.5 Metre World Championship, in Newport, Australia, to lead the fleet after the second day of racing. Read more..

January 9, 2020 The opening race of the 2020 International 5.5 Metre World Championship, hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Newport, Australia, was sailed in a moderate southerly on the Palm Beach Circle. Read more..

January 7, 2020 The final day of the International 5.5 Metre Class Cups in Newport, Australia brought the most complex set of conditions yet with only Ku-Ring-Gai (AUS62, John Bacon, Terry Wetton, James Mayjor) hanging onto their series lead to take the Hankø Evolution Cup. Read more..

January 6, 2020 At the International 5.5 Metre Class Cups events in Newport, Australia, preceding next week’s world championship, Ku-Ring-Gai (AUS62, John Bacon, Terry Wetton, James Mayjor) continue to run away with the Hanko Evolution Cup, while Carabella (ITA 73, Alfredo Delli, Gianluca Marolli, Claudio Mazzanti) has taken over the lead of the Royal Kaag Classic Cup. Read more..

January 5, 2020 Artemis XIV (NOR 57, Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Anders Pedersen) won both races on the second day of the Scandinavian Gold Cup, in Newport, Australia, to equal Nergaard's own record of three consecutive Cup victories. In a first to three race wins format, he dispatched the opposition in just three races. Read more..

January 4, 2020 Artemis XIV (NOR 57, Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Anders Pedersen) opened their defence of the 5.5 Metre Scandinavian Gold Cup with a last minute win in the first race sailed on Saturday in Newport, Australia, overtaking Beta Crucis (AUS 63, Martin Cross, Bob Stoddard, Martin Bunch) in the final stages. Read more..